The laboratory of Biological Processes, Enzymatic and Microbial Engineering    Français English


The Laboratory ProBioGEM was born in January 2004 from a structured search of the University Lille 1, it was recognized in January 2006 as the team EA 1026 for the 2006-2009 four-year contract.

Initially distributed over several sites of the University Lille1, its implementation and the final deployment of its premises on two sites continued until the beginning of the contract 2009-2013 for which the EA 1026 was renewed. ProBioGEM is located in the Polytech'Lille engineer school for all research laboratories and the IUT "A" for the pilot plan of biotechnology, the cell culture and the pet room. The final installation of a microbiology laboratory L2 is still in progress at the premises of Polytech'Lille.

The lab brings together lecturers and researchers from different disciplines: genetic engineering, microbial engineering, enzyme engineering and process engineering. These lecturers are attached to their personal learning at the IUT A, at Polytech'Lille, or at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry. This multidisciplinary approach is one of the major resources of the laboratory; it can now develop biotechnological research on systemic bioprocess applied to the selective production of bioactive peptides. This multidisciplinary structure, which is not common at a laboratory scale in the national and international scientific landscape, has been a major challenge for the actors, on the one hand, to find a federative topics involving individual skills and on the other hand to create a true synergy between the different approaches of the bioprocess. Various indicators are used to affirm today that the bet is a winner : our recognition within the University of Lille as a major player in white biotechnology in the IFR 147 led by Dominique Legrand and at a national level by integrating the GDR CNRS Engineering biosystems : the cell process led by the Professor Claude- Gilles Dussap.

The ProBioGEM laboratory consists of a single team centered around a major topic: the understanding of the mechanisms involved at the molecular level, cellular and macroscopic for the selective production of functional peptides displaying biological activities for potential applications in food.