lbir1355  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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
Force majeure
Teaching methods
Should the safety requires it, we will continue to offer remote teaching through online classes
Evaluation methods
Should the safety requires it, learning competences will be assessed through online tests

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Bachelor in Bioengineering

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering