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Tera-hertz radiation in biological research, investigations on diagnostics and study on potential genotoxic effects

Objective

Recent technological break-through in the field of Terahertz radiation (T-rays) is triggering new applications in biology and biomedicine. Particularly, biological applications are based on the specific spectroscopic fingerprints of biological matter in this spectral region. The aim of this research project is to investigate the interaction of The radiation with biological systems following a streamline of increasing complexity from bio-molecules to cells, e.g. membranes, chromosomal and DNA integrity. The objectives of the project are to analyse the physical mechanisms of interaction, to assess risk of potential damage to biological activity, and to guide and accompany the development of microscopic imaging at THzfrequencies for biological and biomedical applications.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Address
45,Via Enrico Fermi 45, Centro Frascati
00044 Frascati
Italy

Participants (9)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Stefan Meier Strasse 21
79104 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Theodor-stern Kai, Haus 74
60590 Frankfurt Am-main
NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
48,Vas. Constantinou Ave. 48
11635 Athens
RESEARCH CENTER ROSSENDORF
Germany
Address

01314 Weissig - Dresden
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat - Aviv
69978 Ramat - Aviv
TERAVIEW LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cambridge Science Park 260, Milton Road
CB4 0WE Cambridge
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 57
70511 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via All'operapia, 11A
16145 Genova
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham