Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference – S3IC 2019

Sensor systems have emerged that exhibit extraordinary sensitivity for detecting physical, chemical, and biological entities at the micro/nanoscale.  Particularly exciting is the detection and analysis of molecules on miniature devices that have many possible applications in health, environment, analysis, and security. A new class of label-free micro and nanosensors are starting to emerge that allow us to observe dynamic processes at the single molecule level directly, with unprecedented spatial- and temporal resolution and without significantly affecting the natural and functional movements of the molecules. Micro- and nanosensors by virtue of their small interaction length probe molecules over a dynamic range often inaccessible by other techniques. Their small size enables an exceedingly high sensitivity, and the application of quantum optical measurement techniques can allow us to approach or surpass classical limits of detection. Advances in optical and electrical measurement methodology, laser interferometry, quantum optics, micro/nanofluidics, control of molecules and reactions at the nanoscale, DNA origami/synthetic molecular machines, in-vivo and wearable sensing materials, they all contribute to the rapid progress of the field of Single Molecule Sensors and nanoSystems. It is this convergence of previously often disparate fields that is accelerating the advancements in micro and nano-sensing.

This conference will bring together researchers in the rapidly advancing field of Single Molecule Sensors and nanoSystems. The conference focusses on the most recent advances in micro and nano-sensing techniques that have either demonstrated single-molecule detection or that claim single-molecule detection capability on sensor chips in the longer term.

  • Single-Molecule Devices and Sensor Technologies
  • Single-Molecule Spectroscopy
  • Quantum Limits in Biodetection
  • Quantum Sensors
  • Biophotons and Biophotonics Sensors
  • Molecular Machines, Synthetic Biology and DNA Origami
  • In-vivo and wearable Sensor Devices, Materials and Systems
  • Integrated Sensor Chips and multiplexed Sensing
  • Modelling and Analysis of Sensors and Systems
  • Micro/Nanofluidics and chemical control at the Nanoscale
  • Commercial Single-molecule Sensors and Sequencers
  • Quantum BioSensing

Registration is still possible!

Plenary speakers

12 high profile speakers are invited to give plenary speeches at S3IC 2019


Limited to 300 attendees: several areas are dedicated to S3IC 2019 including an auditorium, breakout rooms and a friendly exhibition space.


2 afterworks will be additional opportunities for you to network and enjoy your stay in Munich!

If you are a UK citizen, see below how to anticipate the no-deal exit possibility:


Prof. Frank Vollmer

University of Exeter, UK



Prof. Michel Orrit

Leiden University, Netherlands

Prof. Jeremy J. Baumberg

University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Warwick Bowen

University Of Queensland, Australia

Prof. Philipp Kukura

University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Stefan Maier

LMU Munich, Germany

Prof. Tim Liedl

LMU Munich, Germany

Prof. Michael Strano

Harvard-MIT, USA

Prof. Petra Schwille

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

Prof. Reuven Gordon

University of Victoria, Canada

Prof. Christian Degen

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Hagan Bayley

University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Niek van Hulst

ICFO, Spain


Prof. Madhavi Krishnan

University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Yang Zhao

University of Illinois, USA

Dr. Linda Angela Zotti

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Jolly Xavier

University of Exeter, UK

Prof. Peter Maurer

University of Chicago, USA

Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh

University of Minnesota, USA

Prof. Markus Raschke

University of Colorado, USA

Dr. Xin Shi

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Hsin-Yu Wu

University of Exeter, UK


Auditorium – Venue

Awards – Promote Excellence

Poster Session

Plenary – The Best Experts

Social Activity – Networking

Cultural Activity – Networking