This year, the SPF workshop will be held at the Station Biologique de Roscoff on 13 and 14 November 2024. The scientific programme will address the main current issues in fundamental and applied research on micro- and macro-algae.

The Station Biologique de Roscoff is a marine biology and ecology research and teaching centre founded by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers in 1872. The aim of the research carried out within its units is to gain a better understanding of the origin and evolution of life, the functioning of ecosystems and the adaptation of marine organisms to global change.

The various teams at the Biological Station work in fields ranging from the fine structure and functioning of macromolecules to the global ocean. Thanks to its exceptional location, at the junction of the Boreal and Lusitanian provinces and characterised by a rocky foreshore with a high tidal range, protected from the swell by the island of Batz, the station is an ideal place to study marine algae and their diversity. The station, which is part of Sorbonne University and the CNRS, employs around 300 people, including 25 lecturer and 50 permanent researchers, as well as a large number of contract researchers and doctoral students. The station is also a conference centre, organising a large number of international conferences each year, including the CNRS Jacques Monod conferences. In terms of teaching, the Station Biologique de Roscoff trains around 350 students a year at bachelor’s and master’s level in various specialities.