Awards and Honours
The Lifetime Membership Award
The Executive Committee of the ISSS is empowered to honour those who have made exceptional contributions to the Society, by conferring upon them an Honorary Life Membership. This honor may be bestowed on not more than one member per year and may not be awarded to current members of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee has awarded a Lifetime Membership Award to the following members:
2012 Karen Kostner
2013 Ken Thompson
2014 John Dickie
The Alfred Mayer Plenary Lecture
The invited plenary lecture presented at the triennial ISSS Workshop is named the ‘A.M. Mayer Plenary Lecture’, in honour of his role in organizing the first international workshop on seeds and his contributions to seed science. This overview lecture on seed biology will be presented by a well-recognized and respected seed researcher, chosen or approved by the Executive Committee. (Motion at 2004 AGM, Wageningen: prop. Derek Bewley; sec. Steve Adkins ; carried unanimously).
The Michael Black Founders Lecture
The Michael Black Founders Lecture is an invited lecture at the triennial ISSS Workshop, named in recognition of his efforts in establishing the ISSS. This lecture on an innovative area of research in seed biology will be presented by an establishing researcher, whose research is novel and pioneering. The presenter will be chosen by or approved by the Executive Committee. (Motion at 2004 AGM, Wageningen: prop. Derek Bewley; Kent Bradford moved to accept; sec. Bill Finch-Savage; carried unanimously).
The J. Derek Bewley Career Lecture
The J. Derek Bewley Career Lecture is an invited lecture at the triennial ISSS Workshop named in recognition of his illustrious career and multiple contributions to seed science. This lecture invites a late career or newly retired seed scientist to provide a retrospective presentation on the field and her/his career with a view to lessons learned and implications for the future.
Student Presentation Awards
Awards are made at all of the Society’s meetings for the best student presentations. More information.