Scope and Topics

The Eastern-Europe Training School for Potential Users in Bratislava is organised as a part of the Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures II - LASERLAB-EUROPE. Participants will have an opportunity to benefit from the Workshop on Advanced Optical Techniques in Bio-Imaging, organized jointly with Becker-Hickl GmbH (July 04-05), followed by 2-day practical training on advanced laser and photonics setups provided in collaboration with our industrial partners (July 06-07).

The Laserlab Europe User Community Training School offers an innovative approach of training for young researchers in laser science as well as for researchers from other fields (such as biomedical sciences), to gain insight into the principles and applications of advanced laser and photonics techniques used in bioimaging and spectroscopy provided by leading scientists and developers.

At the same time, the participants will receive all necessary information to become a prospective users of the Transnational Access Programme provided by LASERLAB-EUROPE Consortium network. Our intention is to build up a closer contact between the users and technology providers, to establish and enhance cooperation among the European laboratories in the biomedical laser research and advancing the involvement of East European research teams in the international projects and programmes.


The topics of the Training School include:

  • Laser microscopy and spectroscopy
  • Multidimensional and spectral imaging
  • TCSPC principles and data analysis
  • Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaing
  • Biomedical and clinical applications

    Invited speakers:

    Wolfgang Becker, Becker-Hickl GmbH, Germany
    Christoph Biskup, University of Jena, Germany
    Alzbeta Chorvatova, International Laser Centre, Slovakia
    Wolfgang Demtröder, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Chris Dunsby, Imperial College, London, UK
    Paul French, Imperial College, London, UK
    Karsten König, Saarland University, Germany
    Yves Mely, University of Strassbourg, France
    Pavol Miskovsky, P.J.Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia
    Francesco Pavone, LENS, Italy
    Angelica Rück, University of Ulm, Germany
    Dietrich Schweitzer, University of Jena, Germany
    Katarina Svanberg, Lund University, Sweden
    Sune Svanberg, Lund University, Sweden


    Organised by  

    International Laser Center, Bratislava
    in collaboration with
    Becker & Hickl GmbH., Berlin, Germany
    SEA - Science and Education Agency


    Supported by:

    The Training School is funded from the EC’s Seventh Framework Programme LASERLAB-EUROPE
    grant agreement n° 228334,
    Becker & Hickl, GmbH,
    Carl Zeiss, Slovak republic s.r.o.,
    Kvant s.r.o.


    Official language

    The official language of the Training School is English