ELiS in brief

The Engaged Life Science (ELiS) Collaboratory

ELiS, headed by team leaders Aude Bernheim, Vincent Libis and Ariel Lindner (unit director), engages in interdisciplinary research aimed at harnessing fundamental understanding of living systems to face global sustainable development challenges.

We combine expertise in computational biology, systems and synthetic biology and promote open, inclusive, frugal science. Our work is carried out at the INSERM U1284 of INSERM (the French national biomedical institute) and the Université Paris Cité, hosted in and supported by the Learning Planet Institute.

ELiS combines the expertise of >20 young researchers from >10 nationalities in-house as well as affiliated faculty and alumni across the globe.

Research highlights: Discovery and understanding of bacterial immune systems — Natural product discovery from soil bacteria — TerraBacta: global atlas of soil biosynthetic gene clusters — Engineering bacteria for sustainable bio-production via synthetic organelles – Frugal solutions for low cost detection of infectious agents– Open Medical solutions (e.g., dialysis machine, breast cancer screening)

ELiS Teams