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 Plymouth within the beautiful setting of South West England (between 6-9th January 2020). There will be an evening registration and reception at the MBA on the 6 Jan 2020. The steering committee is Clare Widdicombe, Mike Allen, Mahasweta Saha from PML, Colin Brownlee, Clare Ostle, Dan Smale, Gerald Boalch from the MBA and Murray Brown, Lina Rasmusson and Jason Hall-Spencer from Plymouth University. Gregory Beaugrand has agreed to give a keynote: “Responses of phytoplankton to climate in the North Atlantic Ocean: past, present and future”.

Student Travel Awards are available to support student attendees, application deadlines 1 Sept 2019 and 1 Dec 2019.

During the meeting, the organisers will offer oral and poster presentations for both general and special sessions. A number of oral slots are reserved in advance to guarantee students the opportunity to present their research, and to compete for the £250 Irène Manton (1904-1988) Prize. There will also be a £150 prize for the best student poster.

The Guidelines and Assessment Criteria for the presentation and poster prizes can be viewed here.