Diatom Research

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

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Online International Diatom Symposium 2021 – updated schedule!

Mark your calendars for IDS 2021, and stay posted for updates to the program.

Young ISDR

Book review: The Amazing World of Diatoms

Review on the beautiful, bilingual book titled The Amazing World of Diatoms. Great recommendation to share the beauty of diatoms with experts and non-experts.

Diatom Of The Month

Towards biomonitoring 2.0: Comments on the applicability of diatom DNA metabarcoding in Mediterranean rivers

The difficulties in identifying diatoms based on their morphology have led to the pursuit of new methods that might make diatomists’ lives much easier. One of these methods is DNA metabarcoding of environmental samples and it is based on the identification of species through a short DNA region, coupled with high-throughput sequencing technology (HTS)—a method […]

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.