The future of quantum biology

Adriana Marais, Betony Adams, Andrew K. Ringsmuth, Marco Ferretti, J. Michael Gruber, Ruud Hendrikx, Maria Schuld, Samuel L. Smith, Ilya Sinayskiy, Tjaart P. J. Krüger, Francesco Petruccione, Rienk van Grondelle
2018 Journal of the Royal Society Interface  
Biological systems are dynamical, constantly exchanging energy and matter with the environment in order to maintain the non-equilibrium state synonymous with living. Developments in observational techniques have allowed us to study biological dynamics on increasingly small scales. Such studies have revealed evidence of quantum mechanical effects, which cannot be accounted for by classical physics, in a range of biological processes. Quantum biology is the study of such processes, and here we
more » ... vide an outline of the current state of the field, as well as insights into future directions.
doi:10.1098/rsif.2018.0640 pmid:30429265 pmcid:PMC6283985 fatcat:e2ekchppp5bxxp2kt22uoyvg2i