Bioprocesses and Microbial Systems - BioSyM
The BioSyM department makes use of microbial systems (consortia or pure cultures of bacteria, yeasts, fungi, plant and/or animal cells) in the processes of food processing, environment, health, biorefineries and energy production.
BioSyM in short…
Bioprocess, Microbial systems, Microbial interactions, Biofilm, Wastewater treatment, primary and/or secondary metabolites, bioreactor, biocorrosion, Hydrogen, Quorum sensing, Micropollutant
Head of Department
Deputy head of department
Our scientific approach
Research activities within the Biosym department focus on the integration of microscopic (understanding of cellular behaviour) and macroscopic approaches (knowledge of the impact of the conditions for the implementation of microorganisms within a bioprocess or eco-system).The implementation of microorganisms requires not only an understanding of their metabolism, but also of the interactions involved (cell-cell or cell-environment). To carry out its projects, Biosym brings together expertise in various and complementary fields: microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, physico-chemistry and analytical chemistry, electrochemical engineering, modelling, transfer phenomena, thermodynamics, bioprocess design.
The Department is organized in 3 themes, in which its members contribute in a non-exclusive way:
- Biofilm Engineering
- Biomolecules et Bioreactors
- Biologic depollution and valorisation of effluents
3 research topics
Permanent staff :
- Claire Albasi | Marion Alliet |Laurent AMIELET | Philippe Anson | Régine Basséguy | Sandra Beaufort | Alain Bergel |Julie BORNOT | Jalloul Bouajila | Cédric Brandam |Sylvie Cazaux | Marie-Line Délia | Fatima El Garah | Salomé El Hage | Benjamin Erable | Luc Etcheverry | Catherine Giovannini | Claire Joannis-Cassan | Agathe Juppeau Flambard | Barbora Lajoie | Thierry Liboz | Florence Mathieu | Marie-Carmen Monje-Lacombe | José Raynal | Christine Roques| Alain SIGNOLES | Selma Snini | Jean Pierre Souchard | Patricia Taillandier