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new Quantum Biology studentships available!

Posted 14th March 2019

Interested in a PhD in quantum niology at our Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Surrey? Projects include examination of coherence in nerve ion channels, DNA repair and coherence involved in electrical communication between microbes. See here for more details and how to apply.


Quantum entangled bacterial cells?

Posted 6th January 2019

  Entanglement is the weirdest quantum phenomenon – so weird that even Einstein, who remember gave us warped space-time, time travel and black holes – didn’t believe it calling it ‘spooky action at a distance’. It is when interacting quantum particles maintain an instantaneous connection even after they have been separated by huge distance so […]


Paper on history of Quantum Biology by me and Jim Al-Khalili now out!

Posted 14th December 2018

The real history of quantum biology In a paper published by the Royal Society journal, Proceedings A,  The origins of quantum biology, we examine nearly 100 years of pioneering and improbable questions about the relationship between the fuzzy and almost magical world of quantum physics and the rigid and organised field of biology. We also reveal […]


World’s first training Centre for Quantum Biology established at the University of Surrey with £1m support from the Leverhulme Trust

Posted 13th December 2018

The University of Surrey has been awarded £1million from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust to establish the world’s first doctoral training centre for quantum biology. The Centre, which will be headed by Professors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili, will train a new generation of scientists with the skills needed to study and even exploit the quantum […]


Eugenics: genetics dirty secret

Posted 20th December 2014

From Descartes to Darwin Though writers, philosophers and social scientists have been denying the existence of an essential core of humanity for the best part of a century, the debate on human nature has now entered a new phase. Modern science’s engagement with human nature can be traced back to the Enlightenment, when, as we’ve […]