lbir1355  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Ghislain Michel (coordinator); Larondelle Yvan;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
  • 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)'
This course is based on the reference book “"Bacterial metabolism" G. Gottschalk . However the purchase of this book is not required.
Teaching materials
  • Bacterial Metabolism (Gottschalk)”
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor in Bioengineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering