Professor Birgitta Bergman, member of the BEAM Board until 2013, was invited to speak at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The event was a part of the education award ”Ingvar Lindqvist price 2011” and had a special focus on questions about school and new ideas for teaching. Professor Bergmans presentation explains the role of cyanobacterias – both evolutionary and today, and resumes research and knowledge about the blooms and their toxicity.