The Coimbra Collection of Algae (ACOI) is a microbial biological resource centre within the University of Coimbra that holds one of the largest collection of living microalgae. ACOI develops research applied to the biotechnological exploitation of the resources for environmental and human health applications. One of the research areas is focused on the characterization of microalgae for food and feed. Also, we can collaborate with other research areas namely, characterization of microalgae bioactivity for pharmaceutical purposes. The ACOI group includes experts in cultivation of microalgae, extraction, and characterization of bioactive compounds.