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.

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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...

Two BPS Council Members recognized in the New Years Honours list

Two members of the Council of the British Phycological Society have been honoured for their services in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours list for 2021. Christine Campbell from the Scottish Association for Marine Science based in Oban has been awarded an MBE (Member of...

AGM Reports and Minutes Available

As the Winter meeting progresses virtually this year, the Council of the British Phycological Society will be holding the Annual General Meeting on MIcrosoft Teams (accessible via the Winter Meeting Link for registered attendees) on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 15.30...

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