Welcome to FluoroFest, the international workshop on fluorescence techniques, applications and innovation.

Since its launch in Prague in 2009 FluoroFest has become established as one of the leading international events in the field of fluorescence.

Don’t miss out on this unique chance to immerse yourself in the fluorescence community.

FluoroFest's main sponsor is HORIBA Scientific, whose integrated brands include the most celebrated names in fluorescence instrumentation: SPEX, Photon Technology Inc. (PTI), Jobin Yvon, IBH, SLM-Aminco, and ISA.

Fluorescence Workshop & Course


State-of-the-art fluorescence techniques from world-famous experts


Hands-on with modern lifetime and steady-state fluorescence equipment


Research • Ideas • Problems • Solutions

Present a Poster

If you would like to present a poster at FluoroFest, visit the FluoroFest Abstract page or contact:
Alex Siemiarczuk (alex.siemiarczuk@horiba.com)


2019 FluoroFest topics will include:

Materials Science/Nanotechnology:

Nanoparticles, solar cells, photovoltaics, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, perovskites, supramolecular sensors, OLEDs, polymers

Analytical/ Chemometrics:

Absorbance and Transmission Excitation Emission Mapping (A-TEEM), CDOMs, phenolics, oils

Bio and Medical Research:

Protein folding/ unfolding, membrane dynamics, chaperones, intracellular ions, drug delivery, tissue imaging, protein networks

Renowned keynote speakers and their presentation titles include:

  • Kirk S. Schanze (University of Texas in San Antonio)
    Fluorescent water soluble conjugated polymers: fundamentals and application to biosensing
  • Yves Mely (University of Strasbourg)
    Imaging the dynamics and interactions of viral and bacterial proteins by advanced imaging techniques
  • Catherine Royer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    Mapping protein networks in vivo using advanced fluorescence microscopy approaches
  • Bruce Weisman (Rice University)
    Using near-infrared fluorescence to characterize single-wall carbon nanotubes
  • Robert Sui Qiang (E & J Gallo Winery)
    Rapid analysis of color and phenolics in grapes by fluorescence EEMs
  • Tamás Bányász (University of Debrecen)
    Coordination between cytosolic calcium dynamics and the electrical function of cardiac cell membrane

Additional speakers include:

  • Karol Gryczynski (Texas Christian University)
    Artifacts in fluorescence measurements. What we have to remember when interpreting results – From Steady-State to Time-Resolved Measurements
  • David Birch (University of Strathclyde)
    Fluorescence approaches to melanin structure and order
  • Gerard L. Coté (Texas A & M University)
    Wavelength Selection and Encapsulation of a FRET-based biosensing assay for continuous glucose
  • Francis D’Souza (University of North Texas in Denton)
    Design and singlet oxygen behavior of Visible and Near-IR fluorescent probes
  • Kayla Green (Texas Christian University)
    Evaluation of pharmacological potential for antioxidant pyridinophanes using protonation constants, metal association constants, toxicity, and metabolic liability studies
  • Rafal Fudala (University of North Texas)
    Fluorescent biosensor for hyaluronidase detection
  • Hays Rye (Texas A & M University)
    Mechanistic insights into molecular chaperone action in protein folding and disaggregation from fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Anton Naumov (Texas Christian University)
    Fluorescence imaging of 0, 1 and 2D carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • Arup Neogi (University of North Texas in Denton)
    Second Harmonic Optical Interferometric correlation spectroscopy in a monolayer two-dimensional materials
  • Bin Hu (University of Tennessee)
    Magneto-photoluminescence in steady and time-dependent regimes
  • Philip Yip (University of Strathclyde)
    The future of FLIM: a wide field TCSPC camera for real time imaging of fluorescence lifetimes
  • Sergei Dzyuba (Texas Christian University)
    Fluorescent molecular rotors as environment-sensitive probes for various types of media
  • Adam Gilmore (HORIBA Instruments)
    A-TEEM Molecular fingerprinting; taking fluorescence into the analytical realm
  • Mohammad Omary (Visiting Professor/Yarmouk University)
    Reality vs myth regarding fluorophores or phosphors with beyond-unity quantum yield
  • Sangram Raut (University of North Texas)
    Probing HDL mimetic nanoparticles using fluorescence
  • Hanli Liu (University of Texas in Arlington)
  • Anvar Zakhidov (University of Texas in Dallas)



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