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Meetings & Events

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 you to the meeting. The ISPHSC started in Sweden in 1975 and has been attracting the researchers and industry partners involved on PHS since then.  A flyer and the web site for the Conference will be available soon.

Best regards

 Jose Barrero

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 don't loose the chance to register. We also have a new keynote speaker. Please visit us at www.seedecologyv.com
Best regards,
Fernando A. O. Silveira

Seed Ecology Workshop V – deadline extended

The Organizing Committee of Seed Ecology V has extended the deadline for abstract submission to 30 April.  Registration is required to submit an abstract.
We have also updated information on the post-conference field trip.
We look forward to see you in Brazil
Fernando A. O. Silveira

5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination, Vancouver – deadline extended

The early bird registration deadline for the 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination has been extended to 21st April.

Vancouver flyer

Hawaii meetings

The first Hawai'i Native Seed Conference will take place May 17-19, 2016, followed by the Hawai'i Seed Bank Partnership Meeting on May 20. These will be held at UH Manoa in Bilger Hall. The morning of May 17 will include invited speakers from within Hawai'i presenting on current research, efforts, and initiatives involving native Hawaiian seeds. This will be followed by a two-and-a-half day workshop by Carol and Jerry Baskin, experts on seed dormancy and germination, who have been working with Hawaiian seeds since 2001.
For more details, including the program, registration fees, and low-cost accommodation options, visit our web pages:
To register, visit the registration page (but see web pages above for more details):
   Marian M. Chau, Ph.D.

   Seed Conservation Laboratory Manager
Lyon Arboretum, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program
   3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 988-0469


SEST 7 – first announcement

The 7th International Symposium on Seed, Transplant and Stand Establishment (SEST) will be held in South Africa from  11-14 September.

First Announcement SEST 2016

Seed Ecology Workshop V

Registration for the 5th Seed Ecology Workshop is now open. Please visit www.seedecologyv.com for more information.

SEB meeting, Brighton

A two-day ISSS session on seed biology will take place as part of the SEB annual meeting in Brighton, 4-7 July 2016.

SEB Seed Session Poster

Australian National Seed Science Forum – March 2016

The Forum Organising Committee is pleased to announce the detailed programme for Forum. Find out what is happening at the Forum from 14-16 March 2016. The two day scientific programme is packed with presentations and activities. Visit the Forum web pages to download a pdf version of the complete programme: http://seedpartnership.org.au/seedscienceforum/program

Jose Barrero

ISTA Seed Symposium, Tallin 2016

ISTA Seed Symposium, Tallin 2016.

31st ISTA Seed Symposium - Call for papers

Final call for papers - deadline for abstract submission 31st December.  See attached file for further details.

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