Diatom Research

Promoting diatom studies throughout the world and facilitating
the exchange of information about diatoms.

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Networking activity of Young ISDR in European Diatom Meeting
Networking activity for Young Diatomists at the European Diatom Meeting in Ohrid (North Macedonia) on May 10th.
Silica Sessions – What is the future of conferences?
Why not adapt conferences to a new millenium? Please help us to shape the future of conferences, symposia and meetings! New Silica Session on April 16th, usual time.
Diatom Calendar Contest
Young ISDR would like to present the first edition of the Diatom Calendar Contest. Entries of drawings, fotos, micrographs and other artistic expressions are welcome, but artificial intelligence entries are […]
Multiple stressors impacting rivers. Effects on the diversity and functions of algal biofilm communities.
Javier Ortiz talks about his PhD studies on multiple stressors effects on biofilms
PUBLICATION: Molecular metrics to monitor ecological status of large rivers: Implementation of diatom DNA metabarcoding in the Joint Danube Survey 4
The Joint Danube Survey (JDS) is a regular transnational survey overseen by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) through the Monitoring and Assessment Expert Group, […]
All you ever wanted to know about funding but were afraid to ask
There are some clear rules to grant writing - let's share our experiences.

The International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR) promotes the study of marine, freshwater, modern and fossil diatoms across the wide range of disciplines of biology, geology, paleoecology, cell metabolism, cell biology, metabolomics, nanotechnology, forensics, systematics, nomenclature, taxonomy, and biogeochemistry. Our society represents investigators from all nations.


  • hold biennial, international conferences
  • support young scientists
  • offer travel funding to attend conferences
  • publish an international journal, Diatom Research
  • connect people around world to the amazing roles of diatoms


Become part of an international group of students and professional scientists working to understand the multifaceted lives of diatoms. Membership is open to everyone.