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The Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC) is a joint effort of several academics in diverse disciplines all contributing their expertise in the form of supervisory teams for our quantum biology postgraduate researchers; coming from the Advanced Technology Institute, the School of Biosciences and Medicine, the Nuclear Theory group and more to provide full support.

Our team

Supervisors - University of Surrey

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Professor Jim Al-Khalili

Distinguished Chair, Professor of Physics, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Centre Director

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Professor Jeremy Allam

Professor of Ultrafast Optoelectronics

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Professor Andre Gerber

Professor of RNA Biology

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Dr Suzie Hingley-Wilson

Lecturer in Bacteriology

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Dr Brendan Howlin

Reader in Computational Chemistry

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Dr Kamalan Jeevaratnam

Head of Department of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Sciences & Programme Director BVMSci

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Dr Youngchan Kim

Lecturer in Quantum Biology

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Dr Rebecca Lewis

Lecturer in Physiology

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Professor Johnjoe McFadden

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Associate Dean (International)

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Professor Benedict Murdin

Professor of Physics, Head of the Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group

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Dr Andrea Rocco

Senior Lecturer in Physics and Mathematical Biology

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Dr Marco Sacchi

Royal Society University Research Fellow

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Dr Maxim Shkunov

Senior Lecturer

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Professor Ravi Silva

Director, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Head of NanoElectronics Centre

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Dr Daniel Whelligan

Senior Lecturer in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry

Supervisors - external institutions

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Dr Jose Jimenez Zarco

Senior Lecturer in Synthetic Biology, Imperial College London

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Dr Alex Jones

Principal Research Scientist - National Physical Laboratory

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Dr Daniel Kattnig

Senior Lecturer - University of Exeter

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Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro

Professor of Physics - University College London

Postgraduate researchers

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Federico Bertagna

Research project: Investigation of quantum coherent transport and EM field sensitivity of ion channel transport of neuronal cells

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Adam Burgess

Research project: Non-Markovian dynamics in biomolecular complexes

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Lester Buxton

Research project: The role of noise on quantum decoherence in cellular systems

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Michael Clarke-Whittet

Research project: Exploring the role of noise on quantum decoherence in cellular systems

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Anna Cusick

Research project: Developing bio-quantum technologies towards quantum enhanced biosensors

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Ed D'Souza

Research project: Magnetosensing of the cryptochrome molecule

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Nermin Ener

Research project: Measurement of proton position in DNA

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George Ferguson

Research project: Vibrational coupling and non-adiabatic energy transfer in enzyme catalysis

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Roisin Guthrie

Research project: Multiscale investigation on the quantum effects of photo-induced induced DNA repair

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Sapphire Lally

Research project: Proton tunnelling in DNA

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Antonio Pantelias Garcés

Research project: Experimental detection of tunnelling via mutation

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Alejandro Sanchez-Pedreno Jimenez

Research project: Room temperature coherent interactions between fluorescent proteins

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Louie Slocombe

Research project: The role of quantum tunnelling in point mutations in DNA

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Michael Spencer

Research project: Molecular photonics based on chlorophyll self-assembled on graphene and carbon nanotubes

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Aimee Sweeney

Research project: Highly efficient photon absorption in the retina

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Eveliny Tomás Nery

Research project: Systematic investigation on the energy transfer mechanisms occurring within light-harvesting complexes of the purple bacterium Rhodoblastus acidophilus

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Virginia Tsiouri

Research project: Investigation of quantum coherence in bacterial photosynthetic systems

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Charlotte Vale

Research project: Quantum and drugs: Spin dynamics in an antibiotic (theory)

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Cedric Vallee

Research project: Exploration of ion selectivity in the Epithelial Sodium Channel

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Max Winokan

Research project: Computational investigations of quantum tunnelling in enzyme-catalyzed transfer reaction through quantum mechanics and molecular modelling

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Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC)
Robert Boyle (AZ) Building
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH