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The ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Biotechnology (QUBIC) is the first national Centre anywhere worldwide at the interface of quantum and biotechnology. We lead the convergence of these fields, creating a large-scale, world-leading, and multidisciplinary team to develop novel applications for cutting-edge quantum technologies in biotechnology.

The aim is to pioneer paradigm-shifting quantum technologies to observe biological processes and transform our understanding of life. Our inclusive culture of innovation and cross-disciplinary training will build a future Australian workforce that blends the quantum and life sciences.

Working with partners, we will catalyse an industrial transformation with socioeconomic benefits spanning agriculture, energy, manufacturing, national security, and health. Our vision is to lead the world in launching the emerging field of quantum biotechnology and to forge an enduring legacy for Australia at its forefront. Our aim is to drive the adoption of quantum technologies in biotechnology by developing ground-breaking new quantum technologies designed for biological applications, proving their capabilities, and transitioning them into everyday bioscience tools used in research and by industry.

Chief Investigators

Professor Warwick Bowen, Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Professor Lezanne Ooi, A/Prof Jiajia Zhou, Professor Michelle Coote, A/Professor David Simpson


Queensland, Wollongong, UTS, Victoria, Melbourne, Flinders

Industry partners

OricaElemental Instruments, University of Surrey, SilannaUlm University, Q-CTRL, Evident, Intelligent Imaging, University of Exeter

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