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

Albert Cabot

Institute of Theoretical Physics

Prof. Mauricio Matera

Institute of Theoretical Physics

Prof. Valentina Parigi

Institute of Theoretical Physics

Prof. Gerardo Adesso

Institute of Theoretical Physics

Prof. Ulrich Schollwoeck



Institute of Theoretical Physics

13.1.2020 Prof. Valentina Parigi
"Continuous variables quantum complex networks"

20.1.2020 Prof. Gerardo Adesso
"Quantum resources and how to use them"

27.1.2020 Prof. Ulrich Schollwoeck
"Escaping the models: what tensor networks tell us about the real world?"

Seminar series “CRC 1279 and beyond”:


13.01.20 Prof. Dierk Niessing, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ulm University
“What can we learn from structural and biophysical studies? mRNA regulation as showcase”
(Host: Prof. Ute Kaiser)


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.