Algorithms & Applications

NQCP is dedicated to tackling major challenges in the life sciences. At the heart of our mission is the aim to find solutions to complex problems by leveraging cutting-edge quantum hardware. However, we recognize that simply having the right tools is not enough. That's why we're also focused on identifying the algorithms and practical use cases that will allow us to apply this technology effectively in chemistry, biology, pharma, and medicine.

Our focus 

A&A has a focus on two classes of projects during the first two years. The first class involves large survey projects that aim to provide an overview of the ecosystem for quantum algorithms in life science and explore new use cases. The second class is dedicated to focused projects on topics that have been identified as areas of importance, where we delve deeply into the requirements for exploring these use cases on quantum hardware.

Our Team

A&A will bring together experts from diverse fields ranging from mathematics to medicine to explore the vast potential of quantum algorithms in life science applications. The interdisciplinary team is led by the Scientific Director, Gemma Solomon, and will be recruiting for key leadership positions in quantum algorithms, biology, and experimental biophysics. We are committed to expanding our team, and are recruiting PhD and postdoc candidates to support our ongoing research activities. Over the first five years of the program, A&A will grow to its maximum capacity in preparation for the second phase of programme.

Bachelor and master's students are always welcome to contact us if they are interested in projects outside the course scope, as well as thesis projects. Projects can be tailored to a background in any relevant field of education. We are happy to have had students from physics, chemistry, nanoscience, quantum information science, and climate science join our group.

Our collaborators

NQCP cannot lift this huge challenge alone. We have a broad (and growing) group of partners and satellites where we work together with in the A&A area:

  • Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik at the University of Toronto
  • Professor Nikoaj Zinner at Aarhus University
  • The Quantum for Life Center at the University of Copenhagen
  • The HQC2 project at the University of Copenhagen
  • The team at Riverlane
  • Professor Jacob Sherson at Aarhus University
  • Professor Michael Kastoryano at the University of Copenhagen
Gemma

Gemma Solomon

Scientific Director; Professor

E-mail: gsolomon@chem.ku.dk

Frederik

Frederik Ravn Klausen

Postdoc

E-mail: frederik.klausen@nbi.ku.dk 

Matthew

Matthew Teynor

PhD Student

E-mail: mt@chem.ku.dk

Andreas  Juul

Andreas Juul Bay-Smidt

PhD Student

E-mail: andreas.bs@chem.ku.dk

Hayden

Hayden Gemeinhardt

Student Assistant

E-mail: rzk977@alumni.ku.dk 

Robin

Robin C. Vold

Student Assistant 

E-mail: robin.vold@nbi.ku.dk 

Victoria

Victoria Inselmann

PhD Student

E-mail: victoria.inselmann@nbi.ku.dk 

Lea Kjærgaard Northcote

Postdoc

E-mail: l.northcote@nbi.ku.dk