Diatom Research

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

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Luc Ector Bursary award – Oktiyas Muzaky Luthfi
Luc Ector awardee Oktiyas Luthfi introduces himself and his science with this post. Apply to the ISDR Grants until the 1st of August 2024!
North American Diatom Symposium 2024
The 27th NADS will be held at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory (ILL) as part of the celebration of 60 years of Lakeside’s Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms. ILL is a biological field station that was established on the shores of West Lake Okoboji in 1909 and since 1963 has been the site of the diatom field course during the summer.
Diatom Cultivation: Techniques and Challenges in Single-Cell Isolation
In this text, Wanda emphasizes the importance of mastering single-cell isolation techniques to explore the broader applications of diatoms.
ISDR Grant Meeting on June 26th
Do you want to apply to the ISDR ECR grants but want some guidance to do so? Come to the meeting, we will present the grants!
Luc Ector Bursary award – Kazuki Sugawara
In this post, Kazuki Sugawara presensts himself and his research. The ISDR grants are open to submissions until the 1st of August.
Diatom-inferred Hydroclimate Variability in Marl Lake, WI Over the Past 2,000 Years
Christian Sizemore talks about the hydroclimate variability in Marl Lake, WI, using fossil diatoms to document environmental changes over 2,000 years.

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.