The 2nd European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) was held as a virtual event being hosted by the Irish Centre for High-End Computing and the National University of Ireland,  Galway between 29th November and 2nd December 2021. The European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC) is the international conference of the European Quantum Flagship initiative.

In this context, Mario Piattini, Guido Peterssen and José Luis Hevia presented the QHealth: “Quantum pharmacogenomics applied to ageing” project, which has a total budget of € 5,160,477.00 and has received a grant from the CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development of Spain)  supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

The general aim of this project is mainly human-oriented: the increase in longevity and quality of life of older adults. QHealth is researching about the correlation among the genetic variables and other variables related to the health history of the patients. The study includes the adverse reactions to prescribing drugs in order to predict unwanted side effects of a specific one.

To achieve this aim, we have designed a methodological framework based on the principles of the Talavera Manifesto, and a technological environment based on QPath.

QuantumPath®  provides the adequate support to a health research project of this scope, especially for:

  • supporting high-level transformations appropriate for specific resolutions, which enable optimization with respect to the state of the art of quantum technology at present and in the future.
  • providing the ideal scaling to make the executions of the experiments feasible in the optimal way possible (both in simulators and computers)
  • efficiently supporting the two quantum technological approaches (gate-based and annealing)
  • facilitating, by the qSOA™  architecture, the integration of quantum services with classical health systems


Learn more about this Scientific/Technical Talk at EQTC 2021 here 

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