UNIT 1.12 Principles of Resonance Energy Transfer

  1. János Szöllősi,
  2. Sándor Damjanovich,
  3. Péter Nagy,
  4. György Vereb,
  5. László Mátyus

Published Online: 1 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy0112s38

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Szöllősi, J., Damjanovich, S., Nagy, P., Vereb, G. and Mátyus, L. 2006. Principles of Resonance Energy Transfer. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 38:1.12:1.12.1–1.12.16.

Author Information

  1. University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: OCT 2006


This unit describes the basic principles of the fluorescence resonance energy (FRET) process. In addition, it characterizes available parameters and instruments for FRET measurements, discusses limitations, and shows a few examples of the application of FRET.


  • fluorescence resonance energy transfer;
  • Förster distance;
  • tandem dyes;
  • cell surface mapping