New Doctoral Training Centre in quantum biology

A new Doctoral Training Centre in Quantum Biology (QB) at the University of Surrey has been set up with a grant of £1.05M awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.  The grant funds 15 PhD studentships over 3 years.  The DTC in QB is led by Professor Johnjoe McFadden of the School for Biosciences and Medicine, and Cesare Tronci is the mathematics representative on the DTC. QB is arguably the first novel 21st century science. It represents a fusion between biology, chemistry, quantum physics, and mathematics.  The aim of QB is to investigate how the counterintuitive aspects of quantum mechanics play a key role in life and will be of crucial importance for our future understanding of biology. The interdisciplinary Centre will produce a new generation of creative scientists able to work across the physical and biological disciplines to develop and, in time, lead this exciting and challenging new field at the University of Surrey, across the UK, and internationally.  A new book (cover shown left) by Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili (Physics, Surrey) presents the key science behind QB.