Diatom Research

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

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See the full programme in the ids 2021 website.

Young ISDR

Welcome address and introduction of Anrich Kock, ECR representative

Hi, my name is Dr Anrich Kock and I am a diatom hunter! If I am not spending my days with a toothbrush in hand next to a river or wetland, I am most probably observing beautiful diatom communities through the lenses of a microscope. At times I may not be their most favourite person […]

Diatom Of The Month

Diatom of the Month August 2021 – Announcing an online workshop with the DOM community

The Diatom of the Month series of posts project has been running every month without interruption since 2015. DOM December 2019 made an extensive review of the first 4 years of the project, highlighting the diatom community’s desire for incorporating summaries of the latest diatom research, some Frequently Asked Diatom Questions, and marine diatoms posts. […]

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.