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Meetings & Events

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.

7th International Crop Science Congress, Beijing

Dear Colleagues and Friends,


Jointly hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China, the 7th International Crop Science Congress (7th ICSC) will be held during August 14–19, 2016 in Beijing, China. Now the congress calls for abstracts. Please visit  (www.7icsc.com.cn/abstract.html) to submit your abstract before Feb 15, 2016.


It will be grateful if you can forward this information to anyone who would be interested for contribution and active participation in 7th ICSC. You are welcome to contactcssc@caas.cn  for inquiry.


Best regards,

7th ICSC Organizing Committee Secretariat

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

The 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination of the International Society for Seed Science will be held in Vancouver BC, Canada. The meeting will take place from 31st May until 3rd June 2016 and will take place at Simon Fraser University, hosted by Allison Kermode. Further announcements with more details will follow.


Peter Toorop

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