Registration open for NOMORFILM E-learning course 2017: Microalgal-based solutions to combat microbial biofilms

19 May 2017

Registration is now open for the NoMorFilm e-learning course. 

  • The registration period will be open online from 19th May to 15th July 2017.
  • The course is free and there are limited places. The students accepted will receive a confirmation email.
  • All the attendees must complete the registration form



Microalgal-based solutions to combat microbial films is an e-learning course composed of 15 lessons that will comprehend multiple aspects of the research and technical processes to develop new antimicrobial compounds from microalgae.

Those that will take this course will learn about the formation of biofilms and their impact in relation to human health in special in hospital environment and the use of pigs as models of human infectious diseases. This will contextualize the need for new strategies for antibiotics discovery and the methods to determine antibiotics activities will be presented.
Microalgae (including cyanobacteria) are a promising source on novel bioactives with antimicrobial activity, so this course will present several lessons on microalgae diversity and conservation, methods to isolate, identify and culture microalgae and cyanobacteria and regulations related to access benefit sharing for the exploitation of these biological resources.
Microalgae biomass will be the basis for the discovery of new bioactives, so the course will teach how to elucidate the structure of new compounds by NMR and then how to use nanoparticles to produce materials that can prevent biofilm formation.
This course is suitable for trainees with different backgrounds that want to know more or start to understand the different aspects of microalgae-based solutions to prevent biofilms.

This course will provide credits, depending on the number of lessons taken, that may be used by the trainees in their respective universities. Each student should pass the evaluation test of at least 7 lessons to obtain the course certificate.

Each lesson should be composed by:

  • A main theoretical part: one or more power point videos with audio recorded.
  • Complementary material (optional): Each teacher could create and include any of the following materials to enrich or highlight the theoretical part:
    • Standard video: i.e. laboratory experiences.
    • Reading material: i.e. papers, reviews,…in pdf file or links to these materials.
  • Final lesson evaluation: Each student would have 2 chances to pass each lesson. 




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           Inscriptions:  Cynthia Abarrategui. E-mail:

 Contents:    Vitor Vasconcelos. E-mail: 

                     Sara Soto. E-mail: