• Technical Conference:  10 – 15 May 2020
  • Exhibition: 12 – 14 May 2020

Quantum Biophotonics

Symposium Organizers

Sergey Polyakov, NIST, USA       

Thomas Gerrits, NIST, USA

Marty Stevens, NIST, USA        

Ralph Jimenez, Univ. of Colorado, USA


Quantitative biology is transforming our fundamental understanding of health and disease, and revolutionizing healthcare. Optical techniques provide the highest resolution and sensitivity, down to the single molecule level where quantum effects become significant, giving rise to a new, rapidly growing research area: Quantum Biophotonics. Recent advances in understanding and applying quantum effects to study biological systems and processes, and recently developed photonics methods based on quantum properties and interactions that can lead to major biomedical applications will be discussed. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this new field, this symposium will be of interest to experts in quantum optics, nanofabrication, single molecule biophysics, physical chemistry, precision measurement, and quantum biology.


Invited Speakers

Birgitta Whaley, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA

Single Photon Studies of Quantum Efficiency of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting

Frank Schlawin, Univ. of Oxford, UK

The Role of Quantum Correlations in Entangled Two-photon Absorption 

George Schatz, Northwestern Univ., USA

Title to be Announced

Jonathan Matthews, Univ. of Bristol, UK

Title to be Announced

Leonid Krivitsky, IMRE, A*STAR2, Singapore

Measurement of Photon Statistics with Live Photoreceptor Cells

Maria Chekhova, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des Lichts, Germany

Multiphoton Effects with Bright Squeezed Vacuum

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