Saturday, 29 June 2013

15.00-17.00 Registration – Welcome Coffee

17.00-18.00 Keynote Lecture by Anton Zeilinger,
 Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology
 Photonic Quantum Entanglement from Small to Large

18.00-19.00 Martin Plenio, Ulm University
 Noise, coherence and vibrational motion in biology

19.00-21.00 Poster Session

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Session 1: Approaching Biology as a Physicist

09.00 – 10.35 Fred Wolf, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
 Mathematical Invariants of Brain Architecture Explained Using
 Symmetries and Fields

 Gasper Tkacik, IST Austria
 Recent Progress in Understanding the Population Code of the Retina

 Bojan Zagrovic, MFPL Vienna
 Two Elephants in the Room: On the Role of Cytosolic Microphase
 Transitions and Conformational Entropy in Biomolecular Interactions

10.35 – 11.00 Coffee break

Session 2: Vibrational Spectroscopy and Phenomena in Biomolecular Systems

11.00 – 13.00 Philipp Kukura, University of Oxford
 Probing the Origins of Efficient Photopbiology with Vibrational Coherence

 Juergen Hauer, Vienna University of Technology
Signatures of Vibronic and Vibrational Coherences in Electronic 2D-Spectra of Molecular Monomers and Aggregates
 Tobias Kramer, Humboldt University
 Disentangling Vibronic and Electronic Signals in 2D Echo Spectra

 Jeffrey Davis, Swinburne University of Technology
 Experimental Studies of the Interactions between Electronic and
 Vibrational Coherences

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 16.05 Massimo Olivucci, Bowling Green State University
 Insight into the Molecular Mechanism of the Dark Activation of Visual
 Pigments from Computational Photobiology

 Craig Lincoln, Vienna University of Technology
 Single- and Double-Quantum Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy
 Refine the Energy Level Scheme of β-carotene
 Roel Tempelaar, University of Groningen
 Probing Vibronically Enhanced Coherences in a Molecular Dimer

16.05 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.25 Joachim Heberle, Freie Universität Berlin
 Probing Photon and Electron-Driven Membrane Proteins by Time-Resolved
 and Surface-Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy

 Fabio Antonio Bovino, Selex-ES S.p.A.
 Parametric Optical Interactions in Bacteriorhodopsin Films
 Efthimios Skoulakis, Biomedical Sciences Research Centre "Alexander Fleming"
 Smelling Molecular Vibrations

18.25 – 20.30 Poster Session

Monday, 1 July 2013

Session 3: Magnetoreception

9.15 – 10.00 Hans Briegel, University of Innsbruck
 Projective simulation as a model for learning

10.00 – 10.25 Coffee break

10.25 – 12.00 Peter Hore, University of Oxford
 Chemical Magnetoreception-Quantum Biology of Cryptochromes

 Markus Tiersch, University of Innsbruck
Entanglement Lifetime-Based Magnetic Field Measurements with Chemical Magnetometers
 Jianming Cai, Ulm University
Chemical Compass for Avian Magnetoreception as a Quantum
Coherent Device

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 15.00 David Keays, IMP Vienna
 Iron-Rich Sensory Neurons in the Pigeon Columbia Livia

 Henrik Mouritsen, University of Oldenburg
 Magnetic Compass Orientation in Migratory Birds: Behavioral, M olecular
 And Neurobiological Evidence

15.00 – 15.25 Coffee break

Session 4a: Photosynthesis

15.25 – 18.05 Greg Engel, University of Chicago
 Engineering Quantum Coherence: Uncovering Design Principles B ehind
 Quantum Biology

 Margherita Maiuri, Politecnico di Milano
 Explaining the Temperature Dependence of Spirilloxanthin's S*  Signal
by an Inhomogeneous Ground State Model

 Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University
 Unraveling the secrets of Green Sulfur Bacteria's photosynthetic
 Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Theoretical Insights into Chemical Magnetoreception: Past,
Present and Future

18.15 Departure for the Conference Dinner


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Session 4b: Photosynthesis

09.00 – 11.00 Jianshu Cao, MIT
 Coherent Energy Transfer in Light-Harvesting: Symmetry, Disorder, and

 Tomas Mancal, Charles University Prague
 Excitation Energy Transfer in a Classical Analogue of Photosynthetic

 Jan Roden, University of California, Berkeley
 Energy Transfer and Coherence in the PSII Super Complex
 Jacob Krich, University of Ottawa
 Distinguishing Excitonic from Vibronic Oscillations with Ultrafast
 Pump-Probe Spectroscopy

11.00 – 11.25 Coffee break

11.25 – 13.00 Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley
 The complex quantum dynamics of electronic energy transfer in

 Dario Polli, Politecnico di Milano
 Tracing of Backward Energy Transfer from LH2 to LH1 in Photosynthetic
 Membranes Grown under High and Low Irradiation
 Agata Branczy, University of Toronto
 Incoherent Light vs. Ultrafast Pulses

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Session 5a: Emerging Approaches and Techniques

14.30 – 16.25 Susana Huelga, Ulm University
Vibrational structures and long-lasting electronic coherence: from microscopic  models to actual experiments

 Javier Prior, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
 Compressed Sampling and Wavelet Transformation: Signal Processing for
 Quantum Biology

 Niek F. van Hulst, ICFO/ICREA
 Addressing Quantum Coherence on the Nanoscale

16.25 – 16.50 Coffee break

16.50 – 18.50 Arno Rauschenbeutel, Vienna University of Technology
 Interfacing and Investigating Molecules Using Optical Nanofibers

 Andre Stefanov, University of Bern
 Broadband Energy-Entangled Photons for Light-Matter Interaction and
 Quantum Information

 Lev Mourokh, Queens College of the City University of New York
 Bio-Inspired Nanostructures: From Actual Biological Systems Through
 Physical Models to Semiconductor Counterparts

 Francesco Petruccione, University of KwaZulu-Natal
 Microscopic Derivation of Open Quantum Walks for Biological Ratchet

18.50 Free Evening

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Session 5b: Emerging Approaches and Techniques

09.00 – 10.55 Markus Raschke, University of Colorado
 Prospect of Quantum Coherent Interaction and Control with Optical

 Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart
 Quantum Probes for Things that Matter in Life
 Jacob Sanders, Harvard University
 Compressed Sensing for Molecular Spectroscopy

10.55 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 – 13.15 Yasser Omar, University of Lisbon
 Quantum Biomimetics

 Filippo Caruso, University of Florence
 Geometry vs. Noise: Towards Biomimetic Efficient Transport Networks

 Markus Arndt, University of Vienna
 Quantum Interference Assisted Metrology on Biomaterials

13.15 Closing Remarks and Lunch