The Micropalaeontological Society


TMS Annual Conference 2020 @ Online
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day


For more details about this event and how to register, click here.
NannoTalks Volume 2
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) is happy to announce NannoTalks Volume 2, starting Monday 19th April at 15:00 UTC. Tune in to our transmission on YouTube at

Our first talk will be the Role of silicon in the development of complex crystal shapes in coccolithophores by Gerald Langer. The development of calcification by the coccolithophores had a profound impact on ocean carbon cycling, but the evolutionary steps leading to the formation of these complex biomineralized structures are not clear. Advanced microscopic studies help to understand how these tiny microorganisms calcify and how some coccolithophore species recruit silicon for crystal morphogenesis.

Cocco Catch-Up @ Zoom
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This is the rescheduled event – hopefully you can still make it.

Details of this event can be found here.

TMS Foraminifera Festival @ Zoom
Aug 27 @ 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to the TMS Foraminifera Festival: a virtual foram-themed day of talks and posters on Friday 27th August, 06:00-16:30 UTC taking place on Zoom. The Festival features four sessions of talks (15 min) and posters, each convened by a group of 4-5 early career researchers.

More details can be found here.

We look forward to e-meeting you in August,

The Foraminifera Festival Coordinators

Dr. Anieke Brombacher (University of Southampton, TMS Events Secretary)
Dr. Babette Hoogakker (Heriot-Watt University, TMS Foraminifera Group Chair)
Dr. Lyndsey Fox (Kingston University, TMS Foraminifera Group Secretary)
Dr. Manuel Weinkauf (Charles University in Prague, TMS Newsletter Editor)
Dr. Rehemat Bhatia (TMS Publicity Officer)


INA18 @ Avignon, France
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day


Dates: 29th Aug – 2 Sep 2021

Location: Avignon, France

Hosts: Luc Beaufort, Clara Bolton, Baptiste Suchras-Marx


More information to follow closer to the time!


TMS Annual General Conference @ Univerzita Karlova
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

The TMS Annual General Conference will be held online in Prague on 18 and 19 November 2021.

More details can be found here.

Cocco catch up @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

More details can be found in the attached flyer

TMS-Cushman Foram seminar Julie Meilland @ Zoom
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More details including how to register can be found here:

TMS-Cushman Foram Seminar Simon Mitchell @ Zoom
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More details can be found here:

6th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2022 @ Northumbria University
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

TMS Meetings and Sponsored / Related Meetings

TMS is involved in organising a variety of meetings. The AGM of the society is held each Autumn and the society participates in organising a range of events and meetings with other palaeontological organisations. The constituent specialist groups of TMS also organise their own meetings, generally involving (but not limited to) an annual event in the Spring/Summer. Links to the pages for each of these groups of events can be found below.

 Lyell meetings

TMS collaborates, via the Joint Council for Palaeontology, with the Geological Society of London, the Palaeontological Association and the Palaeontographical Society to organise the annual Lyell Meetings. The themes of these are different each year, but the overall concept is to highlight the role of palaeontology in the earth sciences.

Group meetings

Group meetings are held regularly throughout the year. For details of these you should refer to the individual Specialist Group (ForaminiferaMicrovertebrateOstracodPalynologyNannofossilSilicofossil)

Previous TMS AGMs and other whole society meetings

Information on the coming years AGM will be placed on these page at the relevant time. Information on previous TMS AGMs and other meetings is available here

Code of conduct

All participants at our events are asked to sign up to our code of conduct as a requirement for attending.


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TMS annual conference 2022

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ISO 19

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2021 conference abstracts

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Cocco catch-up

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TMS Foraminifera Festival

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Cocco Catch-Up

TMS Nannofossil Group ‘Cocco Catch-Up’, hosted from University College London Thursday, 22nd July 2021 from 13:30 Read more

NannoTalks Volume 2

The International Nannoplankton Association (INA) is happy to announce NannoTalks Volume 2, starting Monday 19th Read more