Quantum Effects in Biological Systems (QuEBS) 2011

489. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar

Universität Ulm                    August 1-5, 2011

OrganisersM.B. Plenio, S. F. Huelga and G. S. Engel

Following the successful QuEBS (Quantum Effects in Biological Systems) workshops in Lisbon 2009 and Harvard 2010, the next QuEBS-2011 will take place in Ulm, Germany from August 1 -5, 2011. The meeting will cover recent developments of this emerging field and aims to foster discussions between participants to help the formation of a community in this field.

To facilitate this process we are planning to start the meeting with a series of 90 minutes tutorial lectures by world leading experts to introduce the audience which hails from a variety of backgrounds to important concepts and methods. We plan to include a number of contributed talks and a poster session to encourage participation by young scientists.

Pre-registration and applications for presentations will commence on April 1st 2011 at


Tutorial Speaker Invited Speaker
Richard J. Cogdell – University of Glasgow Hans Briegel – University of Innsbruck
Greg Scholes – University of Toronto Yuan Chung-Cheng – 
Nat’l University
Thorsten Ritz – UC Irvine Alex Chin – University of Ulm
Gregory Engel – University of Chicago
Invited Chairs Graham Fleming – University of Berkeley
Rienk van Grondelle – VU University Amsterdam Jasper Knoester – University of Groningen
Alan Aspuru-Guzik – Harvard University Tomas Mancal – University of Prague
Yasser Omar – Technical University of Lisbon Alexandra Olaya-Castro – University College London
Shaul Mukamel – UC Irvine Thomas Renger – Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Makis Skoulakis – Alexander Fleming Research Center
Alipasha Vaziri – University of Vienna
Jennifer Brookes – M.I.T.
Illia Solov’yev – University of Frankfurt

Local Organisers A.W. Chin, F. Caruso and A. Liguori

Contact – Prof. S.F. Huelga – susana.huelga@uni-ulm.de

QuEBS’11, is generously supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.