MNPs Toolbox

Selected methods and techniques used in marine biotechnology are presented
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440 students
MNPs Toolbox
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)
440 students
Why the diversity of marine microbes is important for blue biotechnology applications?
Methods used to assess marine microbial diversity
About the importance of genetic modifications of marine microorganisms and the methods used in this process.
How to isolate and cultivate marine microorganisms from single cell or filament
Assess antibacterial, cytotoxic and enzyme inhibition activity of MNPs


  • Blue Biotechnology for you!
  • Marine Natural Products

You will learn about the diversity of marine microorganisms and their biotechnological potential. Practical hints regarding isolation and cultivation of marine microorganisms will be provided. In addition, you will gain basic knowledge of extraction, isolation and identification of MNPs. At last, the laboratory skills in the assessment of MNPS biological activity will be acquired.

Who this course is for:
  • Entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities in marine biotechnology
  • Students in biology, technology, engineering and marine science
  • Those interested in marine biotech
Course content
4 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 28m total length
  • Portfolio of the MNP Toolbox course instructors
  • Course objectives, outcomes and structure
  • Antibacterial activity
  • Quiz 1
    7 questions
  • Isolation and cultivation of microorganisms
  • Isolation and identification of compounds
  • New extraction techniques of bioactive compounds from marine algae
  • Quiz 2
    8 questions
  • Introduction to bioassays
  • In vitro assays part 1
  • In vitro assays part 2
  • In vitro assays part 3
  • In vivo assays part 1
  • In vivo assays part 2
  • In silico assays
  • Quiz 3
    18 questions

Interreg South Baltic Programme FOCUS project consortium
SB FOCUS project
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  • 4,881 Students
  • 10 Courses

The project involves five partners from Lithuania (2), Sweden (1), Poland (1) and Denmark (1). The partnership is composed of the universities and a business college. The partners are supported by associated partners (biotechnology association, association of distance and e-learning as well as tourist information organisations). The project is led by the Klaipeda University from Lithuania.

The overall idea of the project is to enable the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practice from R&D sector to practitioners in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism sectors as well as to students searching for education in a given field.