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Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2021 to you – Poem Greetings

‘Twas the night before Winter Solstice, when all through the frustule Not a spindle was stirring, not even a chromatid; The stockings were hung with diatomaceous hooks by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Horst soon would be there; The epivalve and hypovalves were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of […]
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Young ISDR

Alternative to microscopy in time of Corona – virtual microscopy with Biigle 2.0

As you all are daily aware, Corona has (hopefully temporarily) changed all of our lives. And our need for diatom identification has not abated even though access to microscopes has been difficult for most. But there is an option. Biigle 2.0 (Biigle.de) developed by the group of Tim W. Nattkemper of the university of Bielefeld […]
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Diatom Of The Month

The last story for 2020: experiences from a remotely organized diatom workshop

2020 has been exceptional due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, most meetings, conferences and workshops were either cancelled, changed to online events, or postponed to next year or the unforeseeable future. Luckily, the 6th Nordic-Baltic diatom intercalibration and harmonization workshop, arranged by Maria Kahlert from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), […]
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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.

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