The QuantaGenomics is a 3-Years research project, which will engineer a quantum-enabled SMC service for genomic medicine.
Starting date: 01/05/2022
Ending date: 30/04/2025

Instituto de Telecommunicações

The Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a private, not-for-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of nine institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications.

IT is actively involved in fundamental and applied research both at national and international levels. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students. it also plays its role towards public society with public awareness initiatives, knowledge transfer to industry, and by providing consulting services on a non-competing basis.

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Sorbonne Université (SU)

The Quantum Information (QI) team of the computer science laboratory (LIP6) of SU works on various aspects of quantum information, quantum communication and quantum computation, from foundations to implementations. This includes the development and implementation of cryptographic protocols including quantum key distribution, quantum coin flipping, blind quantum computation, verified quantum computation, secret sharing, and secure multiparty quantum computation. The team is involved in several national and international projects and is co-founder of the Paris Centre for Quantum Computing (PCQC).

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French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA)

INRIA is the leading computer science research institute in France. The COSMIQ team at INRIA has a strong expertise in all aspects of quantum and post-quantum cryptographic protocol. This includes the design of new quantum and post-quantum protocols, their security proofs against quantum adversaries and the cryptanalysis of these schemes. The team has a strong expertise in providing security proofs for practical implementations of quantum protocols, collaborating for instance with the QI team of SU.

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Ophiomics is a SME in the inical-stage Medtech company developing cutting-edge diagnostic products and services integrating bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and genomics in support of diagnostic, prognostic, treatment selection and clinical follow-up in oncology.

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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

The UPM team has worked during many years in the integration of QKD in optical communications networks, having installed the first point-to-point QKD link in Spain together with Telefonica R&D. They have built a QKD network prototype, a test bed for QKD-based technologies where research on quantum protocols and its integration ~ within standard optical communication networks is being carried out. Many uses cases are working in this testbed which counts currently with 11 nodes working with different QKD providers and fiber tenants.

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The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)

The Optoelectronics group at ICFO, led by Valerio Pruneri, has made several contributions to the field of the proposal. For example, it has developed quantum random number generators (QRNGs), entangled photon sources, and continuous variable quantum key distribution (QKD) systems. The work has led to a portfolio of patents which were licensed to two recent ICFO’s spin-offs, Quside and Luxquanta, which will industrialise and commercialise the technology.

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Latest News

  • 3rd General Assembly of QuantaGenomics took place in Barcelona.
  • November 13, 2023
  • The QuantaGenomics consortium welcome to its new partner Ophiomics. .
  • November 1, 2023
  • Two of QuantaGENOMICS' members, Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, co-organized the 3rd workshop on Quantum Communications, co-located with the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2023), which took place in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
  • July 2nd to 6th, 2023
  • 2nd General Assembly of QuantaGenomics took place in Paris.
  • June 8, 2023
  • On March 13, took place "Quantum Tech Day: the present and future of quantum technologies", organized by Quantum Communications Group (Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro).This event is integrated with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications, and Informatics (DETI Universidade de Aveiro). This workshop was attended by the Secretary of State for Digitization and Administrative Modernization Mário Campolargo and the Director General of GNS Almirante Gameiro Marques.
  • March 13, 2023
  • Organized by the project coordinator, Instituto de Telecomunicações, the first in-person QuantaGenomics General Assembly was held on 22nd December 2022 and took place in Aveiro, at IT - Aveiro University, and was attended by the majority of the partners (IT, SU, CBR, ICFO, and UPM). The event aimed to join teammates and partners to discuss the running tasks and activities, in addition to defining the following steps according to the work plan for each stage. Prof. Armando Pinto and Nelson Muga chaired the session that had several presentations, distributed over the different work packages: Nelson Muga, IT – WP1; Verena Yacoub, SU – WP2; Paula Alonso, ICFO, and Sara Mantey, IT – WP3; Laura Ortiz, UPM – WP4; Mário Grãos, CBR – WP5. During the session, it was possible to bring the results of the work is being done since the beginning of the project. The representatives had the opportunity to share with their colleagues the work status, discuss new ideas, and plan further steps. The next in-person General Meeting will consolidate the first year of the project and will take place in Paris, in May 2023.
  • December 22, 2022
  • Sponsored by the QuantaGENOMICS’ partner Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, in collaboration with the Austrian Institute of Technology, and Telefónica, the event "QKD days in Madrid", hosting the latest meeting of the OPENQKD project , brought together leading QKD experts, as well as European equipment suppliers and policymakers on 14 and 15 December 2022. The event was an opportunity to join contributions from companies, universities, and researchers from 38 members of a European consortium of the Quantum Flagship to pave the way towards a pan-European infrastructure for secure quantum communication (QKD, Quantum Key Distribution, cryptographic networks).
  • May 1, 2022
  • The QuantaGenomics won the QuantERA Short Video Contest Quantera Strategic Conference.
  • September 22, 2022
  • The QuantaGenomics Project was presented at the Quantera Strategic Conference .
  • September 20, 2022
  • The QuantERA Consortium is pleased to announce that the QuantaGenomics project was considered for fundingu in 2021 call for Applied Quantum Science (AQS).
  • May 1, 2022