|Industrial microbiology uses microorganisms
or their enzymes to synthesize useful products, such as bulk and fine
chemicals, food ingredients, pharmaceutical ingredients, bio fuels,
bio plastics, etc. The laboratory has gained a wide experience in
fermentation science, biocatalysis, enzyme technology, metabolic engineering,
directed evolution of enzymes, down-stream bioprocessing and analytical
back-up. The laboratory is internationally recognized and has a substantial
impact on the field.
holds a staff of over 30 people and is well equipped, with over
20 fermenters, ranging from 1 litre laboratory scale to 150-litre
pilot scale fermenters, all equipped with state-of-the-art process
control and data acquisition software. The laboratory is also equipped
with various analytical instruments such as GC, HPLC, etc, including
an LC/MS-MS for the determination of intracellular metabolites.
The laboratory also has the standard molecular biology equipment,
as well as high-throughput screening equipment such as a colony
picker and liquid handling robot.
The laboratory has built a solid reputation
in the field of Industrial Biotechnology, and has produced a multitude
of publications, PhD-theses, patents and industrial applications.
It also has a tradition of collaboration with industrial partners
from Flanders and abroad, through joint Research & Development
We invite you to discuss with us your ideas, projects and problems
on a confidential basis and are sure that we can be of service to
More information can be found at the laboratory website www.limab.ugent.be