What is Quantum biology: Definition and 15 Discussions

Quantum biology is the study of applications of quantum mechanics and theoretical chemistry to biological objects and problems. Many biological processes involve the conversion of energy into forms that are usable for chemical transformations, and are quantum mechanical in nature. Such processes involve chemical reactions, light absorption, formation of excited electronic states, transfer of excitation energy, and the transfer of electrons and protons (hydrogen ions) in chemical processes, such as photosynthesis, olfaction and cellular respiration.Quantum biology may use computations to model biological interactions in light of quantum mechanical effects. Quantum biology is concerned with the influence of non-trivial quantum phenomena, which can be explained by reducing the
biological process to fundamental physics, although these effects are difficult to study and can be speculative.

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    A The exciton dynamics in the FMO complex

    I want to study the coherence transfer of the excitation in the FMO complex, so I have to solve the Lindblad master equation. Can I treat my system as a two level system?
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    A Quantum biology - photosynthesis

    I am having trouble understanding this paper if anyone could explain it in a better way, I'd appreciate it. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature05678
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    Quantum Entangled Living Bacteria

    "Schrödinger's Bacterium" Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone I can't believe I'm only seeing this article now. Achieving quantum mechanical effects with large systems, especially complicated ones such as bacteria - let alone one in vivo - has been a longstanding goal in experimental QM. To...
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    Studying Quantum Engineering: Embracing the Future with Cutting-Edge Technology

    Hello. I am a new member of this forum. My name's Patrick and I'm 1st year Wrocław University of Science and Technology student. I decided to study, as in title, quantuum engineering, because I think, saying succinctly, everything in the future will be based on quantuum technology - AIs, nanobot...
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    Can consciousness be recreated after death? A philosophical exploration.

    If I am my brain and my brain makes me consciouss, then if i die and supposedly someone will make the EXACT copy of me with my brain, then logically the copy should be ME and i should be consciouss again. What do you think?
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    Programs Can you help with questions about a Masters degree? (Quantum Biology)

    firstly I am a fresh graduate ... I studied biomedical physics and I am intending to get a master degree but I am hesitating about the field that i will study it ..! I am thinking about the Quantum Biology i need to know your opinion about this and to guide me how to choose the point of...
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    Quantum Biology: Life on the Edge - Where is the Electron?

    Reading Life on the Edge by McFadden and Al-Khalili. I know quantum biology is a controversial subject but my question is very traditional. The authors state" the quantum wave function is spread out over all space" " only through the act of looking can we force the electron to be a localized...
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    Do we need quantum mechanics to explain biological stuff?

    While I have to admit the question in its summarized version seems to be not very well defined (and naive, of an easy answer), so that I desire to at least make it sound less stupid. Or at least I hope. After reading all of this it might sound even worse though (no promises).I like reading about...
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    What Comes Next After Secondary Education? A Senior's Dilemma

    I do not know what to write here, so I just going to say hi! I am Aura a senior 2016 and in this point of my life the time has come to make in my opinion "the most decisive" decision of my life.
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    Chemistry Nanotechnology careers with biology and chemistry?

    Ok this is my first time posting but my questions about my future are tearing me apart. I am only a sophomore in high school but I am very interested/study physics and intend on perusing my phd. I find nano technology very Interesting and one of the most influential studies that interests me...
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    Physics Quantum Biology: Exploring the Hot Research Topic

    How hot is Quantum Biology these days? Is there much research being done on this subject ?
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    Quantum Biology and the Hidden Nature of Nature

    Just came across this youtube video discussing Quantum Biology It features Paul Davies and Seth Llyod. It debates whether biology makes use of non-trivial quantum effects to improve performance and/or perform functions that cannot be accounted for classically. I'm posting it here and asking...
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    (help) physician wants to focus on quantum biology

    Dear members of this forum. My name is Roberto, I am a medical doctor who wants to study and focus on quantum biology. I have this idea that the cure for a lot of diseases, specially cancer may be in the atomic level. I am very passionate about physicis and I would like to match the best...
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    Exploring Quantum Biology: Resources & Experiments

    i'm interested in doing some work on quantum biology, does anybody know of any good places for resources, such as papers, books, or just any good avenues of research in this field. I'm interested in it particularly as I'm currently doing some work in a biophysics lab, and if I find any cool...
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    Quantum Biology: Exploring the Impact of Quantum Theory on Molecular Biology

    Hi all, I've been reading through these forums for a while now. I don't post, but I just like to watch what discussions are occurring. I will say that the level of intelligence here is intimidating! Though at the same time, it's also challenging because I feel that whatever query I have will...