QuEBS: Quantum Effects in Biological Systems

2015-06-29 - 2015-07-02
Registration deadline: 
2015-05-31 (All day)
Florence, Italy

The identification and study of quantum mechanical phenomena in biological systems is an emerging area of interdisciplinary research spanning physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and quantum information science. In this annual workshop, we intend to explore the interplay between quantum coherence and environmental effects in both driven and undriven biomolecular systems. In particular, the role of quantum dynamical coherence and decoherence in excitonic energy transfer within chromophoric systems, such as photosynthetic complexes, will be addressed. Furthermore, this workshop could provide new insight for engineering artificial photosystems to achieve optimal energy transport by exploiting their environmental effects, with potential applications for the development of more efficient solar cells or photosensors. The workshop will be constituted by both invited and contributed talks, and will include plenty of time for brainstorming and discussions on this novel area


Palazzo Vecchio and Villa Bardini
Florence 50125
43° 44' 37.356" N, 11° 15' 28.9692" E
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