Long-Range Electrodynamic Interactions Between Proteins, September 2021 -- August 2025
Project coordinator: Prof. Jérémie Torres
Biomolecular reactions, especially between proteins, are responsible for the transmission of information in cells. The scope of the EU-funded LINkS project is to unveil long-range electrodynamic interactions (LEDIs) between biomolecules as a mechanism which sustains molecular dynamics in cells. For this purpose, researchers will develop an unprecedented biosensor technology that can measure LEDIs in the real complexity of biological systems. Long-term, the LINkS technology will help understand how electromagnetic fields impact living organisms and assist in drug discovery and biomarker identification efforts in research and medicine.
LINkS consortium gathers interdisciplinary expertise including theoretical biophysics, cell biology, nanotechnology and microfluidic engineering. Four academic partners and two SMEs, from five European countries will work in strong collaboration, across the traditional boundaries of their disciplines, to develop a disruptive lab-on-chip THz biosensor able to investigate LEDIs in the real complexity of biological systems.
Partner 1: Institut d’Electronique et des Systèmes, UMR5214 CNRS & Montpellier University, France
Partner 2: Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, UMR5221 CNRS&Montpellier University, France
Partner 3: Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, UMR CNRS, INSERM, Aix-Marseille University, France
Partner 4: Centre de Physique Théorique, UMR CNRS, Toulon University, Aix-Marseille University, France
Partner 5: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Julich, Germany
Partner 6: Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Partner 7: Micronit Micro Technologies B.V., Enschede, The Netherlands
Partner 8: Terakalis, Montpellier, France