This is the home page of the project InGEcoH financed by the ANR (Agence National de Recherche, the French National Research Agency), a collaboration between the Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement (LBE, Laboratory of Biotechnology of the Environment), Narbonne, the Laboratoire de Bioénérgétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (BIP, Laboratory of Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering); Marseilles, and the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés (LISBP, Laboratory for Engineering of Systems Biology and Procedures), Toulouse.
Dr Jean-Phillippe Steyer, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement, Avenue des Étangs, 11100 Narbonne, France
Tel. + 33 468 425 178 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Address: Avenue des Étangs, 11100 Narbonne, France
Contact: Dr Jean-Phillippe Steyer; tel. + 33 468 425 178 (email@example.com)
Group: Jérôme Hamelin,
Address: 31 chemin Joseph-Aiguier, B.P. 71,
13402 Marseille Cedex 20
Contact: Dr Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni; tel.+ 33 491 16 45 50 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Group: Saida Benomar,
María Luz Cárdenas,
Address: 135 avenue de Rangueil,
Contact: Dr Isabelle Meynial-Salles; tel.+ 33 561 55 94 19 (email@example.com)
Group: Christian Croux, Philippe Soucaille
The photograph was taken in Narbonne in January 2009. Jérôme Hamelin is shown as an inset. Christian Croix was not present when the photograph was taken. Jérôme Hamelin is shown as an inset.
Numerous microorganisms can produce hydrogen by
dark fermentation. Even though biohydrogen productivities and conversion yields can be useful for industrial purposes, there remain several scientific and technical constraints that need to be
addressed. In particular, the presence of alternative metabolic pathways for hydrogen consumption generally results in chronic instability of the biological processes in mixed cultures. To increase the stability and the efficiency of dark fermentative
processes, it is now necessary to get a better understanding of the metabolic interaction networks between producing and consuming microorganisms. The InGEcoH project plans to develop an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to ecological engineering,
consisting of the design, building and study of synthetic microbial consortia to establish the metabolic networks that exist between microorganisms for further optimization of biohydrogen production. More specifically, this implies
syntheticmicrobial consortium to develop mechanistic models of metabolic interaction networks, and
Project ANR-08-BIOE-005 started in December 2008 for a period of 36 months; support from the ANR (Agence National de Recherche, the French National Research Agency) amounting to €706380.
This is a list of email addresses of the participants:
|María Luz Cárdenasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senthil Kumar Velusamyemail@example.com|
1 December 2008. Official start to the project
8 January 2009. Planned date for the first meeting in Narbonne: cancelled on account of the heavy snowfall in Marseilles!
21 January 2009. First meeting in Narbonne. The following people were present: Mariam Benjdia, Saida Benomar, María Luz Cárdenas, Athel Cornish-Bowden, Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni, Marianne Guiral, Jérôme Hamelin, Marianne Ilbert, Eric Latrille, Gisèle Leroy, Isabelle Meynial-Salles, Marianne Quémeneur, Yan Rafrafi, Jean-Phillippe Steyer, Eric Trably.
22 April 2009. Technical meeting (BIP, LBE) in Marseilles on the molecular analysis for following the consortia.
1 July 2009. Meeting in Marseilles for presentation to the partners in the project of the results from the first semester of the project and of the progress in the various tasks. The following people were present (shown in the order they appear in the photograph below, from left to right), together with Gisèle Leroy, who is not in the photograph: Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni, Eric Latrille, Marianne Quémeneur, Jean-Phillippe Steyer, Eric Trably, Marianne Guiral, Isabelle Meynial-Salles, María Luz Cárdenas, Saida Benomar, Jérôme Hamelin, Yan Rafrafi, Marianne Ilbert, Athel Cornish-Bowden.
After presentation of administrative matters by Eric Trably, there was detailed discussion of the following reports:
26 January 2010. Meeting in Toulouse for presentation to the partners in the project of the results from the second semester of the project and of the progress in the various tasks. The following people were present (shown in the order they appear in the photograph below, from left to right): Jean-Phillippe Steyer, Senthil Kumar Velusamy, Isabelle Meynial-Salles, Marianne Quémeneur, Eric Latrille, Yan Rafrafi, María Luz Cárdenas, Athel Cornish-Bowden, Jérôme Hamelin, Eric Trably
Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni and Saida Benomar participated in the discussions by telephone from Marseilles. Christian Croux and Philippe Soucaille were present at the meeting but are not in the photograph.
There was detailed discussion as follows:
4 March 2010. Technical meeting (BIP, LBE) in Marseilles on the molecular analysis for following the consortia.
18 May 2010. Committee meeting (LISBP, BIP, LBE) in Narbonne for the thesis of Yan Rafrafi.
The logo was conceived and executed by Giselle Leroy (BIP).
It symbolizes the two species of bacteria to be used in the project:
Clostridium acetobutylicum (left) and Desulfovibrio vulgaris (right).