Workshop on Spins in Biology happening at UCLA – 12/13-14

Moore Workshop on

Coherent Spin Physics in Biology

Dec 13-14, Luskin Conference Center at UCLA


This meeting is generously sponsored by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, with administrative support from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCLA.

Co-chairs: Thorsten Ritz, UC Irvine / Clarice D. Aiello, UCLA

Key questions for the meeting:

  1. What processes in biology might sustain coherent spin interactions?
  2. What are available experimental data consistent/inconsistent with such interactions? What existing theoretical models account for the above data?
  3. What strong research tools exist to demonstrate the presence, causality and consequences of potential coherent spin interactions? What are needed research tools?
  4. If such coherent spin interactions exist, how might organisms regulate them in vivo? How do coherence times impact sensitivity? How, if at all, can coherent spin interactions in biology be manipulated to technological and therapeutic advantage?
  5. Can coherent spin physics be unambiguously established – or refuted! – to account for physiologically relevant biological phenomena?

Talks and discussions will be webcast through a Zoom link, (or room # 617 710 5261).

This discussion-based workshop is heavily inspired by another workshop organized by Douglas Brash (‘Chemiexcitation in Human Disease’, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, 2017). We are deeply grateful for his advice and for his sharing of experience.


Agenda_Moore_Workshop AGENDA

* Talks will be live webcast:
* Most generously sponsored by the Moore Foundation, and organized by us
  at the Quantum Biology Tech (QuBiT) Lab.

Date(s) - Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
All Day

Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095
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