#13: On quantum biology – with Johnjoe McFadden

Is quantum physics important in determining how living systems, including brains, work?

Today’s guest is a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey in England and explores this question in the book “Life at the edge: The coming of age of quantum biology” co-authored with Jim Al-Khalili.

In this “vintage” episode, recorded in late 2019, we talk about how quantum physics is or may be key in photosynthesis, smelling, navigation, evolution and even thinking. And we also touch on development of new antibiotics, another expertise of McFadden.


The podcast was recorded on November 20th, 2019 and lasts 1 hour and 17 minutes.

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