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Algal culture collections in the –omics age

The Applied Phycology Special Issue on culture collections has now been published. Read the introduction to the issue below, and view the entire Open Access collection here. Image courtesy of CCAP. Algal culture collections in the omics age Christine N. Campbell &...

European Algae Biomass Association – upcoming webinars

The EABA and BPS have lots of mutual interests and we are hoping to make stronger links!  They promote interchange and cooperation in the field of algal biomass production and foster interactions between scientists, industrialists and decision makers to promote...

Hilda Canter-Lund 2020

This award was established by the British Phycological Society in recognition of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many members. Her photomicrographs of freshwater algae combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still...

New EJP article on kelp recieves national attention.

The recently published article by Nieva et al: "Genetic structure of amphi-Atlantic Laminaria digitata (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) reveals a unique range-edge gene pool and suggests post-glacial colonization of the NW Atlantic", has received national attention for...

Featured: Sea Turtle Diatom Project

This is part of a new series featuring articles published in the Society's journals, European Journal of Phycology and Applied Phycology. Our aim is to communicate algal research in an accessible manner. Our first contribution is from Dr Roksana Majewska, who recently...

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