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.

Annual Meetings

Annual Meetings

The British Phycological Society has held an annual meeting within Britain and Ireland for many years, usually in the first weeks of January. Our next meeting is being held in SAMS within the beautiful setting of the West Coast of Scotland (between 7-10th January...

Awards and Training

Awards and Training

The British Phycological Society has set aside funds to support student projects, students attending the Society's Annual Meeting and other meetings specifically concerned with algal biology, including non-award-bearing courses (for example at field centres) primarily...

The Phycologist

The Phycologist

What is it? With a distribution to over 400 members and other researchers at international meetings, The Phycologist is an important forum through which the BPS can communicate with members and in which members can raise issues, request information, publicise...

European Journal of Phycology

European Journal of Phycology

Aims and Scope The European Journal of Phycology publishes papers on all aspects of algae, including cyanobacteria. Articles may be in the form of primary research papers, Miniviews, which present the author's viewpoint on important recent developments,...

As the PHYCONET Network ends the new Algae-UK Network begins!

The BBSRC Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) PHYCONET, led by Saul Purton (UCL, ex-BPS Council and member of the BPS Algal Applications Committee) and Michele Stanley (SAMS), held its final Annual Conference in London 8-9 November. The 75...

Diatom Themed Christmas Cards

  Helen Smith, PhD, Physical Oceanographer, has designed a Christmas card using light microscope images of diatoms (see media images), which she is selling in aid of PLANETS cancer charity to show support for a friend with pancreatic cancer. All profits are going...

New BPS Website!

After some time in the making, The British Phycological Society is proud to release its new website. The previous version was developed by Mike Guiry, and has served the Society very well over the last few years. However, with Mike rolling off as the Society's...