Dsup is a new protein discovered in 2016 in Ramazzottius varieornatus, an extremophilic organism, one of the most radioresistant species of multicellular organisms. The creation of D. melanogaster lines and human cell cultures expressing this protein will make it possible to assess the possibility of increasing their radioresistance during irradiation with different types of ionizing radiation. Moreover, a wide range of methods applicable to these model organisms will allow researchers to begin studying the Dsup effect both at the level of the whole organism and at the molecular level.

With reference to the launch of the project.