Welcome to the British Phycological Society’s Website. The Society, a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the world, and is the largest in Europe.

Membership of the British Phycological Society is open to everybody.

Additional funding opportunities with the British Phycological Society

The BPS is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities, with a deadline of 01 May 2021.  These are: BPS Algae Video Bursary - funding to support members in the production of short, social-media friendly videos/vodcasts.  Successful applicants will...

In Conversation with Emanuela Samartiani

https://youtu.be/Lpu0FkIWK0k Emanuela Samartiani writes books for children explaining the mysteries of the microscopic world. In this short interview with Martyn Kelly, Chair of the BPS Algal Outreach Committee, she explains where her fascination with microscopic life...

PhD scholarship within algal genetics available at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

"The Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year PhD–position related to genetics of sugar kelp. There is an enormous potential for value creation based on kelp production along the...

Request for Non-native Species Records

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are requesting contributions of any records of newly introduced non-native species to Great Britain over the last year or so. CEH would like to ensure that the GB Non-native species information portal is kept as current...

The Hidden World of Algae Exhibition

The Hidden World of Algae exhibition aims to showcase the beauty and global importance of algae, the practical applications of microscopic photography, and algae-based research as part of the BPS Winter Meeting being held in Nottingham. This open-air exhibition is...

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