LIBio Laboratory of biomolecular engineering
The Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering conducts research in the field of valuation of agricultural resources for food and no-food.
The research project entitled “Engineering of Biomolecules: structure, functionalization and multi-scale modeling” is focused on assembling, structuring and delivery of biomolecules of interest to obtain new molecular architectures to sectors of the agro-food, nutraceutical, pharmacology and cosmetology.
The originality of the research project is based on an integrated approach ranging from biomolecular engineering characterization of structures produced and their functionality. The scientific approach is based on an approach combining experiences and different levels of modeling in order to better understand the complexity of the studied systems at different scales, to understand their functioning and to characterize the interactions brought into play.
The expertise of LIBio allows considering stabilization, functionalization and vectorization of active molecules such as probiotics, antibacterial peptides, phenolic antioxidants, AGPI. The vector-based phospholipids of marine origin, extremely rich in DHA, dairy matrices, and biopolymers are currently developed.
The National School of Agronomy and Food Industries of Nancy annually qualify 160 agronomists and engineers of Food Industries.
In 3 years, these future engineers will be qualified to carry the technical and economic high-level functions in the agriculture and agro-industry, food and biotechnology industries, the environment and all activities related to them.
The Institut Européen des Antioxydants benefits from the support of companies and organizations from different fields: