News and Events

Here you can find the latest news and events related to MetaboliQs.



May, 2022

Press release - Project conclusion

More precise diagnoses and personalized therapies due to hyperpolarized nuclear magnetic resonance

March, 2022

Project updates - NVision

NVision exploited optically induced electronic spin polarization of NV centres in diamond to demonstrate for the first time hyperpolarization and direct nanoscale detection of spins in molecules external to the diamond.

November, 2021

Project updates - Bruker

With the introduction of the Rapid Scan technology Bruker has made another leap in sensitivity enhancement in EPR. 

February, 2021

Project updates - Fraunhofer IAF

A process for controlled formation of three-dimensional diamond nanostructures and the selective overgrowth with nitrogen-doped diamond layers has been established.

February, 2021

Project updates - Hebrew University of Jerusalem HUJI

Continued work on characterization of relevant diamond samples and development of novel techniques for spin control and polarization transfer.

February, 2021

Project updates - Technical University of Munich TUM

A new approach for the imaging of hyperpolarized nuclei – ‘off resonant, spectrally selective 3D bSSFP’ - has been developed and demonstrated.

Press release / June 9, 2020

Successful mid-term evaluation of the MetaboliQs project

Project MetaboliQs has successfully passed the mid-term evaluation. In order to explain the projects' goals and partners for a broad audience, a video has been produced.

Press release / December 16, 2019

Successful first year

After one year of research, the consortium can look back on a number of successful milestones, with great promise towards developing a novel diamond polarizer to support the diagnostics of CVDs.

December 2, 2019

Project updates - Element Six

Our Colleagues at e6 have demonstrated a new process to achieve a significant increase in size of high purity diamond plates with low nitrogen concentration.


October 28, 2019

Project updates - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem HUJI

Our Colleagues at HUJI have developed and established a comprehensive characterization protocol for studying and optimizing the diamond substrates.

July 1, 2019

Project updates - ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich has successfully managed to use the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) framework to provide means for MRI sequence optimization and sensitivity analysis.

News / June 24, 2019

HORIZON The Research & Innovation Magazine

has written an article about quantum technology to revolutionize medial diagnostics, also covering project MetaboliQs.

News / May 3, 2019

Microelectronics News

In its latest copy, the »Microelectronics News« published an article about project MetaboliQs.

News / November 2018

»In the next ten years, quantum technology will become a major technology in daily life«

In an interview with the EC, Dr. Christoph Nebel, project manager from IAF, talks about project MetaboliQs.

Press release / October 29, 2018

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects

The EU has launched a press release about how the Quantum Technologies Flagship was launched at a high-level event in Vienna.

Press release / October 29, 2018

A breakthrough in cardiac metabolic MR imaging

Read in our press release how MetaboliQs project combines diamond-based quantum sensing and medical imaging to foster the molecular understanding of diseases.


MetaboliQs in short


This short version of our video introduces you to project MetaboliQs and our main goals.

MetaboliQs full video


This 5 minute long version explains the project in more detail and shows what the individual partners contribute to the success of MetaboliQs.



Past / 9 - 13 December 2019

International Conference on Quantum Metrology and Sensing

Get an up to date perspective on the field of quantum science and technology:

Inertial sensors; sensors based on artificial atoms in solids, such as color centers; quantum opto-mechanical and nanomechanical devices and electromagnetic sensing with quantum sensors.



Past / October 17-18, 2019

»Exploring and Making Quantum Technology«

Renowned representatives and stakeholders within the quantum technologies field gathered in Helsinki to participate in the event.

They discussed the current landscape and future of the quantum technologies ecosystem in Europe.



Past / October 16, 2019

MetaboliQs project meeting

The project partners met in Helsinki and discussed the current project status. Topics were important milestones and new challenges like the up-coming mid-term evaluation meeting.

We are happy to report positive progress of the project as planned. Also: we are planning a summer school in 2020. Curious?