Microbiology Laboratory facilities

Microbiology lab facilities

Study of dangerous bacteria for metals, and leading to corrosion.

icone microscopeIn our microbiological lab, we grow microorganisms playing an important role in corrosion of metals (MIC or biocorrosion) in order to accelerate biocorrosion phenomena and realize tests.

Role of the Biocorrosion lab

Microbiological characterization

Photo du Microscope à balayage électronique corrosion microbiologieWe seek to determine the distribution, number, morphology, diversity and activity of bacteria present on the surface of the material in the biofilm or the environment.

Microorganisms playing an important role in the biocorrosion phenomena and the more often studied are Sulphate-Reducing Bacteria (SRB), Thiosulfate-reducing Bacteria (TRB), Iron related Bacteria (IRB) and Acid producing bacteria (APB).

Corrosion, Microbiology and molecular biology lab facilities

  • Equipment for the growth and preservation of microorganisms in aerobic and anaerobic conditions (incubators, anaerobic chamber, chemostats, -80 ° C freezers, liquid nitrogen tanks …)
  • Optical microscope
  • Epifluorescence microscope
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)
  • Moist incubation room thermo regulated for molecular hybridization such as in situ hybridization with fluorescent nucleic acid probe
  • Confinement protective enclosure for applications Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Thermocycler
  • Facilities for DNA electrophoresis
  • Facilities for bioinformatics analysis of nucleic acids
  • Spectrophotometer