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INA 19 Conwy, Wales, UK: 7th – 15th September 2024

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Save the Date!

INA look forward to welcoming you to the 19th international nannoplankton association meeting. It will be held in Conwy, Wales, UK, 7th – 15th September 2024.

There will be local field trips before and after to explore the wider North Wales area and the Snowdonia National Park.

To help INA to tailor the meeting, they would be grateful if you could please, follow this link and answer a short questionnaire as soon as possible and no later than 31st August 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Simon Cole and Tamsin Lawrence at

TMS Calendar Image Competition 2023

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Do you have an amazing SEM image, CT scan, or other kinds of art?
We will be launching the TMS Image Competition soon, so prepare your microfossils/living organisms images to be part of our next TMS Calendar!

Save the date: TMS Annual Conference 2023, 15-17th November, University of Southampton!

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We are delighted to announce that the 2023 Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre from 15th to 17th November 2023. Workshops and an icebreaker will be held on Wednesday 15th with the conference taking place on the 16th and 17th. If you would like to propose a workshop, please contact Bhakti (our Events Secretary) at More information will be circulated in the coming weeks, but we hope many of you will be able to join us.

Celebrate #WomenInMicropalaeontology – 11/02/23

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This year, our social media team wants to keep our TMS commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and to kick things off, we welcome the first edition of #WomenInMicropalaeontology! This campaign is a continuation of our previous #IAmAMicropaleontologist.

This TMS initiative aims to empower and inspire women (cis, trans and non-binary alike) from the current and next generations by highlighting #WomenInMicropalaeontology during International Women and Girls in Science Day (February 11th). Representation, role models and mentoring are extremely important to diversify the Geosciences and break the #GlassCeiling women face in the society and science. We expect this initiative to help build (new) networks between and within #WomenInMicropalaeontology.

We invite #WomenInMicropalaeontology to participate in this campaign in two ways:

Fill out this form with a short text about you and include some pictures, if you like, before February 1st, 2023. We will post them on our official Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. If it is easier, you can send us a video!


Make a Post on your personal Twitter or Instagram accounts or in our Facebook group, telling us about you, your roots, work, etc., and include some photos, if desired. If you feel like recording a video, it is also welcome! Tag us and add the hashtags #WomenInMicropalaeontology & #TMSoc; we will proudly share it from our Social Media Channels!

On February 11, we will post your photos and short bios and/or share your posts if you tag us. Other members can help broadcast this campaign by re-sharing the posts, reacting, and leaving some nice comments.

We are excited to see your contributions, and stay tuned for our next DEI campaigns!

TMS Social Media Team (Sofía Barragán-Montilla & Jaime Y. Suárez-Ibarra)

Call for 2023 TMS AGM Host

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We’re still looking for volunteers to host the 2023 Annual Conference in November 2023!

If you are interested in hosting the AGM then please contact Information on previous TMS AGMs is available here.


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FORAMS 2022, the next International Symposium on Foraminifera, has been postponed to 2023 due to still ongoing pandemic conditions: therefore, it is now labelled as FORAMS 2023.

The symposium will be held from June 26th to June 30th 2023.

It is our wish to pursue an “in attendance” conference and meeting and we do not wish to switch into a fully online one. Perugia (Italy) will be still our venue as previously planned.

The website URL ( will remain the same to minimize the changes and all deadlines have been simply postponed by one year.

The Organising Committee is proud to announce to you FORAMS 2022, the next International Symposium on Foraminifera to be held in Perugia (Italy), in 2023. All contributions regarding or involving Foraminifera are welcome.

We will host communications about new achievements coming from any research field involving foraminiferal biology and palaeontology, including genomics, experimental biology, growth analyses, environmental sensitivity, biomineralisation, biomonitoring, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy, palaeogeography, taxonomy, oil industry, geological applications, etc…

A call for sessions will open soon, to give all researchers the opportunity to highlight particular topics. Pre-symposiums and post-symposium field trips are planned to visit localities where both modern and fossil foraminifera can be observed/sampled.

We’ll be able to host workshops and scientific meetings upon request. Please keep checking the website as in the next few weeks it will be populated with info, news and calls for sessions!


  • Call for field trips: 31 December 2021
  • Call for sessions: 30 August 2022
  • Early bird registration: 31 December 2022
  • Abstract submission: 1 April 2023

Organising Committee:

  • Antonino Briguglio (Genova, Italy)
  • Giulia Margaritelli (Perugia, Italy)
  • Cesare A. Papazzoni (Modena, Italy)
  • Maria Rose Petrizzo (Milano, Italy)
  • Roberto Rettori (Perugia, Italy)

6th Joint Palynology & Silicofossil meeting

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The Palynology group held our 6th Joint Meeting with the Silicofossil group on 1st July 2022, organised by Chloe Walker-Trivett, Phil Jardine, Savannah Worne, Martin Tetard and Matt Pound (local meeting host). This meeting was hybrid, with a small contingent of attendees gathering in person at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the rest of our attendees joining the event over Zoom. This meant we were lucky to have participants from multiple different time zones and countries joining us, something that would not have been possible in the pre-COVID times of traditional in-person only conferences. We hope this made the event accessible to those without the budget, time, or means to travel. The variety and quality of talks was excellent, and we would like to thank everyone who participated and made the day a success. Particularly, we would like to thank our keynote speakers; Jen O’Keefe, Sam Slater, Kristen Beck, Volkan Özen, Fabienne Marret and Emma Hocking, all of whom delivered interesting and insightful talks. It was great to see a few faces in person, and the rest virtually, and we hope everyone enjoyed an excellent day of science!

The abstract book, with details of all the talks, can be found on the palynology group webpage.

TMS Annual Conference 2022

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The annual conference of the Micropalaeontological Society will be held at MARUM, the University of Bremen, Germany between 9th and 11th November 2022.

The theme of the conference “The microfossil record of ecosystem response to global change” and the scientific diversity of the targeted audience is illustrated by the keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Clara Bolton, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara, Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, China
  • Dr. Sofia Ribeiro, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr. Nicolaas Glock, Institute for Geology, Hamburg University, Germany
  • Dr. David Lazarus, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

Next to two full conference days (10-11th November), there will be an opportunity to organize half-day workshops on Wednesday 9th November, followed by the Icebreaker Party.

Registration is now open

The ab­stract sub­mis­sion dead­line is 30 Septem­ber 2022. Re­gis­tra­tion for par­ti­cipants who do not wish to present any­thing at the con­fer­ence will re­main open un­til 9 Oc­to­ber 2022. To register, please visit the conference website: