Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:00 PM -
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:00 PM

IMBA lecture hall, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology
Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 5, 1030 Vienna

Organizer: Alipasha Vaziri
Local Coordination: Robert Prevedel

Group photo of QuEBS 2013 workshop participants at the conference Heurigen dinner

Welcome to the fifth in the annual Quantum Effects in Biological Systems workshops. As in the previous years the meeting will cover the latest developments in quantum phenomena in biological systems and chemical structures central to life. The meeting will be held June 29th – July 3rd 2013 at the Bio Center Campus in Vienna, Austria.
By choosing this venue, we intend to bring together the international experts in this emerging field with biologists and researchers working on the development of new bio-sensing and probing techniques. We hope by this format to further engage the biology community and provide a stimulating environment for physicists and chemists to discover potential new areas where quantum effects might be at work in biological systems.

There will be a mix of keynote and plenary talks, invited (40+5 min) and contributed (20+5 min) presentations as well as a poster session covering a variety of topics including:

(1) Energy and charge transfer in photosynthetic light harvesting

(2) Recent and emerging systems

(3) Quantum tunneling phenomena in chemical and biological systems

(4) Emerging techniques for quantum biology

(5) Quantum techniques for biological research

The opening evening on Saturday June 29th will include an introductory overview lecture on quantum effects in biological systems that is targeted to a broad audience.