A professional society dedicated to fostering and promoting research, education, and communication in the scientific understanding of seeds.


The International Society for Seed Science (ISSS) is a professional organisation of seed scientists, committed to fostering and promoting research, education and communication in the scientific understanding of seeds, in all aspects, pure and applied, from molecular biology to ecology.

Latest News

Obituary Prof. Eric Roberts

Professor Eric Hywel Roberts OBE (1930 - 2016)   Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts BSc, PhD, D.Sc Manchester, OBE, died at Treliske Hospital on 13th August 2016 following a stroke.   Eric Roberts OBE was an excellent and innovative seed ... Read more »

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)   It is with great sadness that I inform the ISSS members and broader scientific community that Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts died on 13th August 2016. Professor Roberts was a pioneer in seed biology ... Read more »

International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting – update

The deadline for abstracts submission to The 13th ISPHSC has been extended to 19th August 2016. Conference Keynote speakers have been also announced: -Dr Roberto Benech-Arnold (IFEVA, Buenos Aires, Argentina). -Dr Hiro Nonogaki (Oregon State University, US). -Dr ... Read more »

Meetings & Events

ISSS Conference 10-14 September 2017

First announcement   Dear members, The triennial ISSS Conference will be held from 10-14 September 2017 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey California. See also the UcDavis website. Information on registration and other details will follow in due course.   Regards, Peter Toorop, ... Read more »

13th Symposium on PHS, Perth, Sep2016

The 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals (ISPHSC) will be held in Perth (Australia) the 19th -20th September 2016. The organising committee, chaired by Dr. Chengdao Li (Murdoch University), is delighted to invite ... Read more »

Seed Ecology Workshop V – final registration deadline

The local committee are still receiving registrations and requests for extension for Seed Ecology V. Therefore, we decided to extend the deadline for registration and abstract submission to May 9th. This is the final deadline so ... Read more »

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