Quantum Effects in Biological Systems Workshop 2014

December 2 - 5, 2014

Workshop Chair: Prof. Jianshu Cao (MIT)

Workshop Co-organizer: Prof. James Barber (Imperial College London)

Following the success of the previous workshops (Lisbon 2009, Harvard 2010, Ulm 2011, Berkeley 2012, Vienna 2013), the next and sixth workshop, QuEBS 2014 will take place in Singapore. The 2014 workshop will cover the most recent developments in this interdisciplinary field and foster exchange of ideas among scientists from different backgrounds and continents. This will be the first QuEBS workshop in Asia, and, by choosing Singapore, we hope to engage the fast-growing scientific community in the area.

The scientific program of the workshop will feature a variety of topics including:
  1. Intriguing effects of quantum coherence in photosynthesis and other complex biological processes.
  2. Novel developments in optical spectroscopy, single molecule technology, quantum dissipation, coherent transport, quantum information, and computational methods.
  3. Emerging examples to demonstrate how the insights learnt from biological systems can guide the optimal design of artificial systems with potential applications to solar cells and chemical sensors.
In the tradition of the previous workshops, we will schedule a mix of invited and contributed talks to highlight the recent contributions and arrange a number of poster presentations to encourage the participation of young or new scientists.

For additional information, please see the Nanyang Technological University QuEBS website.