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eAGM 2015

Dear ISSS members, The Annual General Meeting will this year take place electronically: http://seedscisoc.org/membership/members-area/2015-annual-general-meeting-eagm-2/. The eAGM takes place from Monday 7th Dec from 1pm CET until Tuesday 8th Dec 7pm CET. During the eAGM the items on the agenda will be dealt with in the usual order on Monday by the President as chair of the eAGM. Members will have the possibility to ask questions directly by posting online using their ISSS account, or by ... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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. Flyer_Vancouver_2015 Regards, Peter Toorop Secretary

Report 1st Seed Longevity Workshop – Wernigerode, Germany, 5-8 July 2015

Please find here a downloadable report of the Seed Longevity Workshop, by Andreas Börner and Françoise Corbineau. ISSS_Seed_Longevity_Workshop_report A few selected pictures capture the activities: ISSS_2015_ (1) IMG_7294 IMG_7281   IMG_7314 Panorama1   Regards, Peter Toorop Secretary

Desiccation Workshop 2016 South Africa

The 7th International Workshop on Desiccation Sensitivity and Tolerance across Life Forms will take place from 11-15th January 2016 in the Aquila Private Game Reserve, South Africa. For more information, see the downloadable document and Aquila brochure. Desiccation Workshop 2016 info Aquila p1 Aquila p2 Regards, Peter Toorop Secretary

NASSTEC Experienced Researcher, 1 position

Transfer of NASSTEC knowledge to European seed producers (Experienced Researcher) ER_advert_final   A full time fixed term appointment from 01 February 2016 to 30 September 2017 Salary € 78,624.00 per annum (gross figure) + benefits Closing date: 08 October 2015, NASSTEC_ER_application_form_Final_cb SCOTIA SEEDS is looking for 1 brilliant scientist for an ER position (Transfer of NASSTEC knowledge to European seed producers) within the native seeds technology group at Scotia Seeds Brechin in Angus, Scotland. The main duties of this post will ... Read more »

National Seed Science Forum, Australia, March 2016

A National Seed Science Forum will be held in Sydney, March 2016. See the following link: ASBP_NationalSeedScienceForum2016_A4Advert_FINAL_150730 This is the link to the Seed Forum: http://www.seedpartnership.org.au/seedscienceforum Abstract submission closes on 4 October. Keynote speakers are Dr. Christine Walters, Prof. Kingsley Dixon, and Prof. Angela Moles. Regards, Jose Barrero

Seed Ecology Workshop V

The website for the 5th Seed Ecology Workshop has been launched: http://seedecology.wix.com/seedecologyv. More information will be added in due time. A facebook page is also available: https://www.facebook.com/seedecologyv  

Vacancy University of Kentucky

A vacancy for a seed biologist is available at the University of Kentucky: Seed Biologist University of Kentucky Hiro Nonogaki

Early Career Research Fellowship – Seed Behaviour Prediction

A post-doctoral research opportunity (3 years, possibly extendable to 5) for a researcher with a strong background and interest in statistics and data-mining; applying these techniques and others to a variety of large, but sparse and biased datasets; aimed at improving seed collection management decision support; at the Millennium Seed Bank, based at Wakehurst Place in Sussex. This is a re-advertisement of a position offered earlier this year; re-written to make ... Read more »

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