QIS and Quantum Sensing in Biology Interest Group
March 27, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. — "Nanodiamond Is Forever: Fluorescent Nanodiamonds for in Vitro and in Vivo Biological Imaging," Keir C. Neuman, Ph.D., NHLBI
Watch via https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1600465894?pwd=enBYQjhidnRCbHVKTHg4dXRIMHFWZz….
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About us: Studies in Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) and quantum sensing in biology (QSB) are rapidly advancing for biomedical applications. Many cellular and sub-cellular phenomena such as photosynthesis, neuro-transmission and cognition, enzyme tunneling, mitochondrial electron transfer have been shown to involve quantum physicochemical components. With advances in AI/ML and quantum computer designs, applications in biomedical sciences such as sensing weak electromagnetic signals in neurons and tissues, in-vivo imaging, biomolecular modelling, data encryption, privacy and storage have become fruitful areas of exploration. These developments will impact the understanding of complex disease biology and enable new modalities for drug and biomarker discovery in the next decade.
The QIS and Quantum Sensing in Biology Interest Group was initiated by NIMH and NCATS on behalf of broader NIH biomedical community with participation from NCI, NIDA, NIBIB, NINDS, NHLBI, NIAMS, NLM and others as a resource for NIH intramural scientists, fellows, graduate students, and interns. Since quantum science is evolving at the cutting-edge of both computer science, materials technology and biology, activities of this SIG will be of wider interest to data/information scientists, bioengineers, chemists, biologists, physicists, and clinicians at NIH.
Join us and our international partners for remote "Big Quantum Biology Meetings" organized by Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral College Training Centre (QB-DTC) and the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab at UCLA.
Seminars are held via Zoom every Thursday from 3pm - 4pm UK time (7am PT / 10am ET / 11am BRT / 4pm SAST, CEST / 11pm JST).
Sign up for reminders at https://groups.google.com/g/bigquantumbiologymeetings.
A major goal is to identify biomedical problems that may be amenable for quantum information/sensing applications for the measurement of highly sensitive and specific biological and cellular signals in normal and diseased states. In addition, we hope to illuminate use cases that can be optimized and developed further for wider adoption by the community through enabling development of easily accessible bench-top instrument and portable devices and wearables. These goals will be accomplished through invited seminars, workshops from national and international experts in QIS/QSB, identifying opportunities for learning, training and workforce development for fellows and trainees in collaboration with academia, industry, and government agencies.
- Geetha Senthil, PhD, Program Director, Division of Translational Research, NIMH, email@example.com
- Paige Derr, PhD, Scientist, Division of Preclinical Innovation, NCATS, firstname.lastname@example.org
- G. Sitta Sittampalam, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Director, NCATS, email@example.com
"NIH QIS Quantum Sensing Webinar: Nanodiamond Is Forever: Fluorescent Nanodiamonds for in Vitro and in Vivo Biological Imaging"
by Keir C. Neuman, Ph.D., NHLBI
"Photon Correlation Measurements for Quantitative Biology"
by Sergey Polyakov, Ph.D., NIST
https://nih.zoomgov.com/rec/share/hReUjzp3V1CH-AAsfdx5aT2Z8ubUcyrC8LX3a… (Passcode: kae1UH@C)
January 23, 2023
"Beyond the Science: An Industry Perspective on Where Quantum Will Impact Biomedicine"
by Celia Merzbacher, Ph.D., SRI International
https://nih.zoomgov.com/rec/share/Jv9fjxSWEsyqqVeZo74xJCrQdK-XmLxJqpJ-HVv0AQSVAdJ5VVguhdk5zqp9UgRk.oNwexvvfgCYSRsnW (Passcode: +xW4mY&@)
January 5, 2023
"Near-term Applications of Quantum Sensing Technologies in Biomedical Sciences"
NIH Virtual Full-Day Workshop (6.5 hours)
December 7, 2022
"A Quantum Revolution in Drug Discovery"
by Shahar Keinan, Ph.D., Polaris QB
https://nih.zoomgov.com/rec/share/OUAnB_P5hlzKaecWGinPLQ9K2ySnOddRe_2OlC_pEWy7kxfEXuKGUs_tzH7ipzKJ.4CKlFujvNRfmLekK (Passcode: !4X*x87q)
November 28, 2022
"Rapid and simple ultra-sensitive diagnostics with quantum magnetic sensing"
by Colin Connolly, Ph.D., Quantum Diamond Technology, Inc.
https://nih.zoomgov.com/rec/share/7Vv3nHyQMx7BFYP1gSaiYpUP1l0fXokTH6j3YDHL4XJR6_M55zABRpe_pPNEIch1.Ksb2cVbIby684qPr (Passcode: nuJx54k*)
- Emani PS et al., “Quantum computing at the Frontiers of biological sciences,” Nat.Methods, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-020-01004-3
- “Quantum Science Concepts in Enhancing Sensing, and Imaging Technologies: Applications for Biology A Workshop,” March 8-10, 2021, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/03-08-2021/quantum-science-concepts-in-enhancing-sensing-and-imaging-technologies-applications-for-biology-a-workshop
- National Academies quantum sensing workshop publication and summary, https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/quantum-science-concepts-in-enhancing-sensing-and-imaging-technologies-applications-for-biology-a-workshop
- Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House: Quantum Sensing Technology White paper, https://www.quantum.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/BringingQuantumSensorstoFruition.pdf
- Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House: Quantum Information Science and Technology Workforce Development, https://www.quantum.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/QIST-Natl-Workforce-Plan.pdf
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