In our research we study centimeter-long cable bacteria from the seafloor. They contain a conductive fiber network that operates in comparable way to the copper wiring that we use to transport electricity. The highly conductive fibers enable a completely new interface between biology and electronics, providing a prospect for new materials and technology.

In March 2022 we launched the Pathfinder project EIC PRiNGLE coordinated by UAntwerpen. Our proteonics team aims for breakthroughs with highlyconductive proteins of extraordinary cablebacteria for applications in next-gen bio-electronics.

We are proud to present our multidisciplinary partners in this project: TU Delft (The Netherlands)FZ Juelich (Germany)VUB through VIB Life Sciences (Belgium)UCY (Cyprus) and IBEC Barcelona (Spain).