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The 24th Nordic Diatomists Meeting

Following the long tradition of biennial Nordic diatomists meetings (NDM), which started in Sweden 1973, we hereby have the pleasure to invite you to take part in the 24th NDM April 23-26, 2019 at Södertörn University, south Stockholm, and Tovetorp research station, Sweden.


NDM bring together senior scientists, PhD-students and diatomist practitioners and welcome all aspects of diatom research as well as monitoring. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome.

Elinor Andrén, Lena Norbäck Ivarsson and Jan Risberg.

The registration is now open. Follow this link to register.länk till annan webbplats

Kollage med loggor

  • January 7, 2019 Pre-registration ends
  • January 14, 2019 Registration opens
  • March 15, 2019 Registration and payment deadline
  • March 15, 2019 Deadline for abstract submission
  • April 23, 10.00: Opening of the meeting at Södertörn University, south Stockholm
  • April 24 Transport to Tovetorp research station
  • April 26 Closing of the meeting at Tovetorp research station. Back in Stockholm latest 15.00


If you have any organizational questions please contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: or

Södertörn University
Alfred Nobels allé 7
SE-141 52 Huddinge, Sweden

Conference fee:

Registration fee: 1250 SEK including VAT (1000 SEK excluding VAT for Swedish Governmental employees).

The registration fee covers:

  • Abstract volume
  • Coffee and lunch at Södertörn University the first day
  • All meals at Tovetorp research station day 2-4 (coffee, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Accommodation two nights at Tovetorp research station in shared two-bed rooms
  • Round-trip Stockholm-Tovetorp research station
  • Excursion

Registration fee does not cover the dinner and accommodation in Stockholm the first day.


The conference is sponsored by Wenner-Gren Foundations.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2019. Send the abstract to:

Please indicate in your abstract if you prefer to make an oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts should preferably be in MS Word format and fit within one A4 page using 12 pt Times New Roman and 2.5 cm margins all around.

We have the pleasure to announce three exciting keynote presentations and workshops;

Professor Bart Van de Vijver, Botanical Garden Meise, Belgium,
Presentation and interactive workshop entitled “Exciting, rapheless and difficult: Staurosira, Staurosirella and Pseudostaurosira”.länk till annan webbplats

Associate Professor Richard Telford, University of Bergen, Norway,
Presentation and workshop entitled “Numerical methods for (paleo)ecology”.länk till annan webbplats

Professor Anna Godhe, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Presentation entitled “Exploring human-induced evolution by using revived diatoms from natural archives”.länk till annan webbplats

Preliminary Program (will be updated after registration deadline)

Day 1, Tuesday April 23, Södertörn University MC518

9.00-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 Opening of meeting
10.15-12.00 Keynote lecture ”Exciting, rapheless and difficult: Staurosira, Staurosirella and Pseudostaurosira” (Prof. Bart Van de Vijver)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Interactive workshop, microscope session (Prof. Bart Van de Vijver)
15.00 Coffee
15.30-18.00 Interactive workshop, microscope session (Prof. Bart Van de Vijver)

Day 2, Wednesday April 24, Tovetorp Research station

9.00-10.30 Transport from Södertörn University to Tovetorp Research station
10.30-11.00 Coffee and check-in
11.00-12.30 Session 1
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Session 2
15-15.30 Coffee
15.30-18.00 Keynote lecture and workshop “Numerical methods for (palaeo) ecology” (Dr. Richard Telford)
18.00 Dinner

Day 3, Thursday April 25, Tovetorp Research station

9.00-10.30 Session 3
10.30-10.50 Coffee
10.50-11.20 Session 4
11.20-12.00 Session 5 Posters
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-18.00 Excursion
18.00 Dinner

Day 4, Friday April 26, Tovetorp Research station

9.00- 10.00 Keynote lecture ”Exploring human-induced evolution by using revived diatoms from natural archives” (Prof. Anna Godhe)
10.00-10.20 Coffee
10.20-11.20 Session 6
11.20-12.00 Closing of meeting
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.15 Buss transport to Stockholm, expected to be at Stockholm Central station before 15.00

Oral presentations

Prepare your oral presentation to fit within a 20 minute slot including 5 minutes of questions and discussions. The convener of each session will check your timing.

Computer and projector will be available. It is strongly recommended that all speakers check the functionality of their presentations in advance. We encourage you to upload your presentation before your session starts. All presentations uploaded on our computers will be deleted after the presentations.

Poster presentations

Please prepare your poster to fit poster boards with A0 size portrait format (1189x841 mm). After closing of the conference, the authors are urged to take down their posters.

Travel information

If you arrive with international flights you will need to go from Arlanda airport to Stockholm Central Station from where you can reach all the recommended hotels with public transport. The easiest way is to take the airport coacheslänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster (takes ca. 45 minutes) which leave every 10 to 15 minutes most of the day.
There is also an express trainlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster (takes ca. 20 minutes but is more expensive).

The easiest way to get to the recommended hotels from Stockholm Central station is to use the Metro, but to do so you need a ticket. Stockholm Public Transportlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster (SL) Center is a full-service ticket and travel information center. SL Centers are located at the Central Station in the lower hall.

How to get to the venue at Södertörn University

The commuting train station closest to the hotels listed on Södermalm is “Stockholms södra” (Rail network maplänk till annan webbplats). To go to Södertörn University get on a train to “Södertälje” or “Tumba” and get off at “Flemingsberg”, an 18-minute trip with the commuting train. During non-rush hour the trains schedule is every 15-minutes and at rush-hour more often.

When you arrive at Flemingsberg station take the southern exit (in the front of the train). Take right when leaving the station and walk ca 100 m to a long escalator. After taking the escalator you have the main building of Södertörn University on your right hand. The main entrance is situated in the middle of the curved building where you also find the reception desk. The lecture hall for Day 1 of the meeting is named MC518 and located in the MC-building on the 5th floor (same floor as the entrance). Follow the signs or ask in the reception desk to find the lecture hall.

Accommodation information Stockholm

The most convenient accommodation is to use one of the various hotels located within the Södermalm area of Stockholm, close to transport links (commuting train or “pendeltåg” in Swedish) to Södertörn University.

Suggested hotels/hostels situated on Södermalm:
Hotel Scandic Malmenlänk till annan webbplats
NOFO Hotellänk till annan webbplats
Skanstulls Hostellänk till annan webbplats
The Red Boatlänk till annan webbplats

Map and some information on Södermalm:
Google Mapslänk till annan webbplats
Södermalm district guide länk till annan webbplats

Another option is to choose a hotel close to Flemingsberg station and Södertörn University:
Forenom Aparthotel länk till annan webbplats

To find your way around Södertörn University Campus, please see our digital map.

Tid och plats

23 april 09:00 - 26 april 12:00


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