Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated


Diamond Jubilee


60th anniversary meeting of the British Phycological Society

Wednesday the 12th September 2012

Natural History Museum

Flett Theatre

Brit Phy.bmp



There is a varied and exciting programme with speakers who will demonstrate the immense important of algae and their influence of life on Earth.   The impact they are having today will also be explored in a live debate on the use of algae as a source of biofuels, where you will be able to join in.  The programme will also show how algae have provided inspiration for art and will include an exhibition of the winning and short-listed photographs of the Hilda Canter-Lund award.  Phycology would not be phycology without its phycologists and this will be reflected through the hidden truth of the phycology of Kent and phycologists in conversation. 







10.15               Refreshments


10.45               Launch


11.00               Prof. Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University)

                       The role of algae in the global cycle of carbon.


12.00               Prof. John Allen (Queen Mary, University of London)

                       Photosynthesis requires cytoplasmic inheritance.


13.00               Lunch


14.00               Prof. Joanna Verran (Manchester Metropolitan University)

                       Algal aesthetics: encouraging engagement through art.


14.30               Applied Phycology Debate

                       Prof. Mike Cowling (The Crown Estate) and Steve Skill (Plymouth

                         Marine Laboratory)

                       Are macroalgae or microalgae the biofuels of the future?


15.30               Tea


16.00               Ian Tittley (Natural History Museum)

                       Four centuries of seaweed study in Kent: the hidden truth.


16.30               An illustrated history of the Society and its people:

                       famous members in conversation.





To Register,  and for further details and abstracts use the following link:



Please note that everyone is welcome.  You do not have to be a member of the British Phycological Society to attend.

Comments (0)

Bookmarked by (0)