21-22 July University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Lecture Theatre Block, Lecture Theatre M Workshop Chairs: Jim Al Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden.
This meeting is part of a series of Focussed Workshops delivered through the EPSRC NetworkPlus in ‘Understanding the Physics of Life 2’.
Workshop overview: Over the past few years, QB has grown from a speculative, some would even say controversial, field to one where exciting experimental and theoretical results are being explored and discovered, particularly as it bridges the vacuum between two other recently well-funded areas: quantum technologies and synthetic biology. However, although there are now a number of QB groups around the world, the activity in this field in most UK HE institutions is limited to one or two people rather than larger (and, more importantly, networked and well-funded) research groups. There is therefore a strong need for researchers from different institutions and disciplines across physics, chemistry and biology to pool resources and expertise.
The aim of the planned workshop is not so much to provide an opportunity for the small but growing QB community in the UK to update each other on their work, but rather to bring disparate communities together, to help create a coherent network of activities and researchers in the UK and to catalyse sizeable research programmes in a sustainable way. It will also showcase the exciting challenges in QB to potential funding bodies that we will also be inviting. To this end we are putting together a programme of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss their work and to sharpen research questions and methodologies. We believe strongly that there is capability for the UK to become a world leader in the field – we just need to get to know each other better!
Who should attend?
We invite participation by academic, industrial and clinical scientists in the UK who are interested in the central goal of generating new collaborative research interactions at the physical/life sciences interface focussed on this subject area.
Judy Armitage (Oxford) Alex Chin (Cambridge) Sam Hay (Manchester) Peter Hore (Oxford) Susana Huelga (Ulm) Jose Jimenez (Surrey) Alexandra Olaya-Castro (UCL) Rudolf Roemer (Warwick) Peter Weightman (Liverpool) Peter Wright (Imperial College)
Further programme detail will be uploaded shortly.
Registration for this even will be opening soon. For enquiries relating to this event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will take place at the University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus, Lecture Theatre Block, Lecture Theatre M. Maps and directions.