Recent Advances in Quantum Biology
A special issue of Quantum Reports (ISSN 2624-960X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 39145
Interests: quantum biology; optimal control; bioelectromagnetism; mechanism of interaction in bioelectromagnetics
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One of the great challenges of modern science is to bridge the gap between atomic and cellular level phenomena that affect outcomes in living systems. A potentially transformational facet of this challenge is quantum biology: understanding how quantum properties play governing roles in biological functions. For example, key mechanisms for bird navigation, olfactory sensing, and photosynthesis implicate quantum effects in biological systems. The defining feature of quantum biology is that quantum effects such as coherence and superposition are found at room temperature, in wet environments that typically have lots of motion. Implementation of these principles can lead to a new generation of bio-inspired quantum technologies that can function at ambient temperature and will change the way we think about our world, with applications for improved regenerative medicine, enhanced wound healing, improved human performance, efficient solar energy harvesting, and vision based magnetoreception.
The present Special Issue “Recent Advances in Quantum Biology” aims to collect and publish recent advances in the area of quantum biology. We welcome all reviews and research articles concerned with molecular level quantum phenomena observed in biological systems at functional, cellular, or organism levels. This includes also the disruptive impact of emerging areas of quantum biology. Topics with special emphasis are summarized in the keywords below.
Dr. Carlos F. Martino
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Quantum Reports is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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