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September 2023 - February 2024 programme

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Big Quantum Bio Meetings

This seminar series is jointly organised by our Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral College Training Centre (QB-DTC) and the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab at UCLA.

Seminars will be held via Zoom every Thursday from 3pm - 4pm UK time (7am PST / 10am EST / 11am BRT / 4pm SAST, CEST / 11pm JST).

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For further information contact: Dr Youngchan Kim, youngchan.kim@surrey.ac.uk.


2023 datesTalks
10 August

Building an equitable physics community

Katherine Wright (American Physical Society)

14 September

Unravelling the key nuclear motions in photosynthetic exciton dynamics by coherent vibrational spectroscopy

Junwoo Kim, Chungbuk National University

21 September

Identifying productive protein thermal motions associated with hydrogen tunneling in the lipoxygenase reaction and their divergence across the enzyme family

Adam Offenbacher, East Carolina University

28 September

Schrodinger, Turing, and Hodgkin-Huxley: How mathematical analogies can inspire biological insights

Adam Cohen, Harvard University

5 October

From quantum states of biomolecules to quantum tools for nanobiological matter

Markus Arndt, University of Vienna

19 October

Nanomateris for optical super-resolution imaging applications

Xiaomin Liu, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

26 October

Diamond quantum sensing microscopy of Fe-triazole spin crossover molecules and Fe-containing biomolecules

Abdelghani Laraoui, Univ. of Nebraska–Lincoln

2 November

Ionotronics: Exploring the path from biological to solid-state nanopores and back

Aleksandra Radenovic, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

9 November

Site-specific terahertz spectroscopy of proteins

Maksim Grechko, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

16 November

Quenching and quenchers in photosynthesis

Roberta Croce, Vrije University Amsterdam

30 November

Intense pulsed electric field effects on proteins and cytoskeleton

Michal Cifra, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

7 December


Jessica Wade, Imperial College London

14 December

Electron tunnelling in ferritin and associated biosystems

Ismael Díez-Pérez and Chris Rourk, King’s College London and citizen scientist

2024 datesTalks
4 January

Biological separation of rare Earth elements for energy technologies

Buz Barstow, Cornell University

11 January

The modelling of the mechanisms through which proteins sense and respond to light

Benedetta Mennucci, University of Pisa

18 January

From chrono- to quantum biology: about cellular clocks, hypoxia and spins

Margit Egg, University of Innsbruck

25 January


Ashok Ajoy, University of California, Berkeley

1 February

Revealing mechanism of DNA loop extrusion by structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) motor proteins

Eugene Kim, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

8 February

Studies of local conformations, conformational disorder and dynamics of excitonically-coupled (iCy3)2 dimer-labeled DNA constructs at and near functional binding sites for proteins that drive genome expression

Andy Marcus, University of Oregon

15 February


Libai Hwang, Purdue University

22 February

Deciphering the vibrational structure of biomolecules in photosynthetic systems toward quantum bio-inspired photosynthesis

Keisuke Goda, University of Tokyo

29 February

Electron tunneling in photosynthesis: How the electron chooses its way

Marilyn Gunner, City University of New York

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