PraesentationsgrafikStarting 1 October 2021, the Quantum for Life Centre will begin exploring the use of quantum algorithms for the simulation of biomolecules, which will, in turn, make it possible to study complex biochemical processes. To achieve this, the research team will simultaneously develop an experimental quantum simulator platform comprising levitating atoms over a two-dimensional dielectric membrane.

Electron interactions are crucial in biochemical processes in drug design, such as docking two molecules. Since the interaction is quantum mechanical, it is very difficult to calculate with today’s classical computers and even supercomputers. Quantum computers, in contrast, are naturally suited to tackle such problems. Quantum for Life will develop and use tailor-made quantum algorithms, providing an opportunity to open a new chapter in the computational life sciences in Denmark.