2023-2024 / CHIM0059-6

Industrial Microbiology


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in bio-informatics and modelling (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology (120 ECTS)2 crédits 


Patrick Fickers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

- Strains and expression systems
- The bioreactors and associated sensors (direct and indirect)
- Growth dynamic of cellular population
- Type of culture : batch, fed-batch, continuous
- Down-stream process
- Drying techniques
- Case report : Optimization of the biomass growth and of the metabolites production

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Allow the student to understand the growth curves of microorganisms and metabolite production at industrial level and from an economical perspective

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

- Microbiology
- Enzymology
- Cellular and molecular biology

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Lectures
- Illustration of theoretical concepts by industrial application
- Suppervised personal work

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The different theoretical concepts are developed during the lectures. These concepts are put into practice during supervised personal work. These can be done remotely or face-to-face according to the wishes of the students.

Recommended or required readings

- Powerpoint files from lectures are available on eCampus

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written examination

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Patrick Fickers
University of Liege - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
TERRA Teaching and Research Centre - B140
Yeast Biotechnology Group
Avenue de la Faculté 2B
B-5030 Gembloux

Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.