Centre of Quantum BioScience

Turning Ulm’s quantum biology into a technology forge

About us


The Centre of Quantum BioScience has been established to foster collaborative research at the intersection of quantum science and technology with chemistry, biology and medicine. Research at the Centre will develop...

 quantum technologies that enable new
modes of observation in biology, chemistry and medicine and explore the role that
quantum dynamics plays in biological systems at the nanoscale. New insights afforded
by these principles and technologies will be used to drive research in biology, chemistry
and medicine. The interdisciplinary research conducted at the Centre of Quantum BioScience encompasses fundamental and applied research which will foster cooperation  ith technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Who are we?

The Centre of Quantum BioScience brings together internationally leading research teams from the fields of Theoretical Physics, Experimental Quantum Optics, Organic Chemistry and Molecular Virology...



The research at the ZQB combines experiment and theoretical physics with chemistry and medicine towards the common goal of achieving new modes of observation of biomedical systems, the understanding of the role of...


What is happening?


Second Synergy Grant over 9.4 million euros for Ulm physicists! Unravelling cell metabolism with the help of MRI and diamond sensors

Quantum Darwinism spotted in diamond spins

Julen Pedernales wins the best poster award!

Julen Pedernales wins the best poster award at the Bad Honnef seminar on Levitated Optomechanics

Reinhart Koselleck-Projekt: 1,5 Millionen Euro für „risikobehaftete Forschung”

Mit Quantentechnologie Kernspin-Anwendungen revolutionieren

The opening ceremony of the ZQB took place on July 5th 2019! Click here to view some photos

Click here to view the progress of the building!

Five scientists from Ulm among the most frequently cited researchers, Click here to read the full article.

ZQB PIs awarded prestigious SFB grant: "Utilisation of the human peptidome in the development of new antimicrobial and anticancer therapeutic agents". Spokesperson: Prof. Frank Kirchhoff;  Deputy spokespeople: Prof. Martin Plenio and Prof. Christian BuskeBuske.

Following completion of planning, the construction of the Center for Quantum BioSciences has received official go-ahead from the Ministry - Click here to read the full article.

Turning Ulm’s quantum biology into a technology forge - Click here to read the full article


Institute of Theoretical Physics

Roberto Gonzalez

Institute of Theoretical Physics

Visiting student Giovanni Ferrari from Padova University

Institut für Quantenoptik

Prof. Kai-Mei Fu, University of Washington, Seattle

Institut für Quantenoptik

Prof. Dima Budker, Mainz

Institut für Quantenoptik

Pro.f Alexei Jerschow, New York University

Universitätsklinikum Ulm

Prof. Vanesa Gottifredi, Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires


Institute of Theoretical Physics

10.2.2020 Prof. Johannes Feist
"Cavity-induced modification of molecules"

Seminar series “CRC 1279 and beyond”:


03.02.20 Prof. Marcus Fändrich
“Structure and formation of amyloid fibrils in human diseases - lessons learned from cryo-EM”

10.02.20 Prof. Ehud Gazit, University of Tel Aviv
“Peptide and Metabolite Self-Assembly: Physiology, Pathology, and Nanotechnology”
(Host: Prof. Jan Münch)

17.02.20 Prof. Frank Sobott, University of Leeds
“Mass spectrometry of biomolecules”
(Host: Prof. Marcus Fändrich)

24.02.20 Prof. Vanesa Gottifredi, Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires
“A 26aa peptide mimics full-length p21 in preventing recruitment of
TLS polymerases to replication factories and proliferation inhibition”
(Host: Prof. Lisa Wiesmüller)


Unless specified otherwise, the presentations will take place at 3:00 pm in the Multimedia Room, N27, Life Science Building. The duration of the presentations is ~45 minutes plus ~15 minutes of discussion. Everybody who is interested is welcome. Students and Postdocs have the opportunity for further discussion with external speakers’ right after the seminar.