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21 - 28 July, 2019 | Bertinoro, Italy

ASCOS 2019 - 11th Advanced StudyCourse on Optical Chemical Sensors

The Advanced Study Course on Optical Sensors is an ECTS accredited European initiative to establish an education, discussion  and contact platform for young researchers working in the rapidly growing field of optochemical sensors and biosensors. ASCOS is a biennial event held each time in a different European country. To guarantee the most efficient study, ASCOS combines tutorial lectures on basic principles of different optical (bio)sensor techniques and student’s work in groups on a number of (bio)analytical problems or sensor systems provided at the start of the course.



  • Absorbance and fluorescence
  • Chemi- and bio-luminescence
  • IR & Raman methods
  • Fibre-optics and optoelectronic components
  • SPR and other label-free detection techniques
  • DNA- and protein array technology
  • Microfluidics & lab-on-a-chip systems
  • Supramolecular sensors & bio-mimetic receptors
  • Probes and sensors for cellular parameters



  • Registration & grant application: March 25th, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2019

  • Final registration: June 1st, 2019

  • Payment: June 15th, 2019