Lise Goetghebuer

Lise Goetghebuer site PhD student (funding: F.R.S.-FNRS)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Écologie des Systèmes Aquatiques CP-221

Boulevard du Triomphe

B-1050 Bruxelles


Phone: +32 (0)26505988

Fax: +32 (0)26505993


My research project aims at: (i) determining what biological factors drive the response of lotic microbial communities to massive organic pollution; (ii) developing predictive tools of their ability to tolerate, resist, exploit and/or go back to original status (resilience) in river system under anthropogenic pressure.


Supervisor: Isabelle George            Co-supervisor:  Pierre Servais

Thesis title

“Development of predictive tools of the dynamics and biodegradation potential of aquatic microbial communities in anthropized watersheds”


Goetghebuer, L., Servais, P. & George, I. 2017. Carbon utilization profiles of river bacterial strains facing sole carbon sources suggest metabolic interactions. FEMS Microbiology Letters.  364(10), fnx098.