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.