Quantum mechanics is still a controversial and, to some, counter-intuitive theory and does not have widespread acceptance even within the scientific community. And yet, more and more research is going into how this theory may be applied to the biological world.
In the second of three guest-curated events by Jim Al-Khalili, Johnjoe McFadden and Hans Westerhoff will debate the merits of quantum biology and whether it has any significance to our world.
About the speakers
Johnjoe McFadden is professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey and science author, co-writing The coming of age of Quantum Biology with Jim Al Khalili.
Hans Westerhoff is a Dutch biologist and biochemist, professor of systems biology at the University of Manchester and Director of Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB).