Métabolisme microbien et synthèse de biomolécules

LBIR1355  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Métabolisme microbien et synthèse de biomolécules
3.0 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h

Ghislain Michel (coordinator) ; Larondelle Yvan ;
  • Major fermentation pathways from archea and eubacteria with economical interest : alcohol, lactate, butyrate and butanol-acetone, mixed acid and butanediol, propionate and succinate, acetate, methane.
  • Biosynthesis of several secondary metabolites
  • Health benefits aspects are illustrated via selected themes
  • Protein purification technology
  • Students are trained to measure the metabolic activity of a model organism through laboratory sessions. 


Teaching methods

Lectures will be given in a classroom. They consist of ex cathedra speeches and solved problems. The laboratory sessions aim at developing a scientific reasoning behaviour and improving classroom communication skills. Students are given a detailed evaluation of their performance.

The learning of basic concepts and vocabulary in English is stimulated.

Evaluation methods

The written examination consists of a series of questions that require concise or detailed answers and problems solving ability. The performance developed during the laboratory training sessions are evaluated independently, via the laboratory report.

Online resources

Slides shown in classroom and laboratory notes will be available via moodle.


  • Bacterial Metabolism (Gottschalk)'
  • Bacterial Metabolism (Gottschalk)'

This course is based on the reference book “"Bacterial metabolism" G. Gottschalk . However the purchase of this book is not required.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor in Bioengineering