Peter Maurer’s Lab focuses on the development and application of novel imaging and sensing modalities that enable the investigation of biological systems that are not accessible by conventional techniques. To this end, the lab explores coherent control techniques and quantum algorithms that harness solid state spin systems of increasing complexity and combines them with state-of-the-art biophysics tools. Such novel technologies include the development of a nanoscale quantum sensor for NMR spectroscopy of individual biomolecules, a single-molecule platform for quantum sensing, and the establishment of new nanophotonics techniques for bio-imaging.
The successful development of such novel single-molecule techniques will provide powerful tools to investigate fundamental biological questions and form the basis for a new generation of diagnostic devices. Likewise, the development of novel quantum sensing protocols will extend our understanding of quantum systems at ambient conditions, and establish quantum information technology as a potent resource in biological research.