Meetings, conferences, symposia, and workshops from around the world related to diatoms are posted here. Contact us to include your event.

8th European Phycological Congress in Brest, France

After Zagreb in 2019, we are pleased to invite you to Brest (Brittany, France) for the 8th European Phycological Congress “Scientific Opportunities for a Global Algal Revolution” on behalf of the Federation of European Phycological Societies council and the French Phycological Society. France has a long and proud tradition of phycological research and has a very diverse algal flora. Brittany is a world hotspot for seaweed diversity with about 700 species and has historically developed a flourishing macroalgal industry that still maintains its leadership in Europe. The region also hosts important research institutes dedicated to microalgae research and oceanography.

The European Phycological Congress series began in Cologne, Germany in 1996 and has since continued the tradition of bringing together phycologists from around the world every four years. Its main objective is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest scientific, technological and societal developments in phycological research. EPC8 includes plenary presentations, a series of symposia grouped into 6 themes, contributed papers and posters covering a wide range of topics such as algal diversity, ecology, genomics, cell biology, applied phycology and societal perception of algae. To encourage cross-community connections, each symposium will address micro- and macroalgae from marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems whenever possible. We look forward to welcoming you to Brest in August 2023 for EPC8!

On behalf of the organizing committees, Solène Connan and Philippe Potin

North American Diatom Symposium 2024 at the Iowa Lakeside Lab

In celebration of 61 years of the Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course that began at Iowa Lakeside Lab by Gene Stoermer, the North American Diatom Symposium is returning to Lakeside.

4th SILICAMICS Conference in Logonna-Daoulas near Brest(France)

Venue of the conference : Centre Nautique de Moulin Mer, Loperhet (France) provides all facilities for accommodation and meals. The registration fee includes accommodation and meals on site.

Dead-line for abstract submission (oral or poster): March, 15th, 2024. Abstract admission: May, 15th, 2024.

Registration fees including accommodation and meals: students: 450 euros; regular participants: 680 euros.

Dead-line for registration: June, 15th, 2024.

NB: at their arrival at Brest-airport or Brest-railway station the participants are picked up and transported to the SILICAMICS conference hosting place

A web site for registration will be open soon


1-    Paleo including the evolution of silicifiers.
2-    Silicification processes and omics.
3-    Ecology and Biology of marine and terrestrial  silicifiers.
4-    Biogeochemical Cycle of Silicon: Processes and Fluxes.
5-    Diatoms in the Open Ocean: Linking physics and biology.
6-    Polar seas.

Estimados amigos y colegas, la Sociedad Ficológica de América latina y del Caribe, la Sociedad Espanyola de Ficología, la Universidad de Costa Rica y la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica tienen el agrado de invitarlos a participar en el XII Congreso de Ficología de Latinoamérica y El Caribe y la X Reunión Iberoamericana de Ficología que se realizarán en la ciudad de San José, Costa Rica.

Las Temáticas de SOFILAC serán:

  • Biodiversidad de algas
  • Taxonomía y filogenia
  • Ecología de algas
  • Biología celular y molecular
  • Fisiología de algas
  • Biogeografía de algas
  • Biotecnología
  • Toxicidad y florecimientos
  • Biorremediación
  • Bioindicación
  • Acuicultura
  • Bioenergía
  • Bioeconomía
  • Ficología y comunidades