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.

12th International Phycological Congress (IPC2021)

The International Phycological Congress (IPC) meets every four years and is intended for scientists and professional organisations with an interest in phycology. The 12th International Phycological Congress (IPC2021) will be held as a fully virtual Congress on 22 - 26...

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Habitat Mapping based at the Department of Ocean Sciences of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral fellowship position in marine habitat mapping, funded in part through Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and based at the Department of Ocean Sciences (https://www.mun.ca/osc/) of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in...

New blue-green alga found in the microbial communities attacking the walls of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Cathedral of Coimbra

Degradation of historical stone monuments by microbes is a serious problem globally.  Damage to the limestone walls of the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is being investigated by characterizing the phototrophic (light-dwelling)...

Introduction to Phytoplankton (Beginner)

This course is perfect for those who have a strong interest in algae but little experience within the field. Disclaimer: Due to government guidelines relating to social distancing in response to COVID-19, we will only be running courses at a capacity of 8 students per...

BPS Winter Meeting announced

The 69th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society with Protistology UK  Registration opens 1 September 2020 4th to 8th January 2021 (Online) University of Nottingham Visit the meeting website, here.

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