Atomic-scale MRI holds promise for new drug discovery—12 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Melbourne have developed a way to radically miniaturise a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine using atomic-scale quantum computer technology.

Capable of imaging the structure of a single bio-molecule, the new system would overcome significant technological challenges and provide an important new tool for biotechnology and drug discovery.

The work was led by ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Lloyd Hollenberg, at The University of Melbourne, working closely with researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T) to design the quantum molecular microscope.

Media issued by The University of Melbourne.

 

Image: Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a way to radically miniaturise a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine using atomic-scale quantum computer technology.
Image courtesy: Viktor Perunicic, University of Melbourne.

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016