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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 »

Obituary Pat Berjak

Obituary_PBerjak Françoise Corbineau wrote an obituary for Pat Berjak, who recently passed away after a short illness. The seed science community will commemorate her during the workshop on seed longevity in Gatersleben, 5-8 July.

Academic position Cranfield University

An academic position is available at Cranfield University for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in seed science. See the link below. https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=219485   Best wishes Andrew Thompson

Seed ecology meeting 2016

The fifth edition of the Seed Ecology Meeting will be held in Caeté, Brazil from 22-26 August 2016. The website is online and I invite you to visit http://seedecology.wix.com/seedecologyv We also created a fanpage in facebook https://www.facebook.com/seedecologyv   I look forward to see you in Brazil next year. Thank you very much Fernando A. O. Silveira Departamento de Botânica / UFMG http://leept.webnode.com/

Seed longevity workshop 2015 update

The Seed Longevity Workshop of the International Society for Seed Science will take place in Wernigerode, 5-8 July, 2015. The topic of the workshop is: SEEDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS – DETERMINANTS OF LONGEVITY   Up to now 180 participants registered. We will have 36 oral and 90 poster presentations. The final registration and accommodation booking will close at May 31, 2015!!!!!   Please visit the conference webpage: http://meetings.ipk-gatersleben.de/ISSS_Longevity_2015   Best regards, Andreas Börner


  The Trustees of the Claude Leon Foundation have established Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences at South African universities. The Fellowships will be available from January 2016 for two years and are valued at R 235 000.00 per annum. In the second year of the Fellowship, on application, the Fellow may be granted R25 000.00 for presenting ... Read more »

Postdoc available, O2 and redox signalling in bud dormancy, University of WA

Postdoc available, O2 and redox signalling in bud dormancy, University of WA A postdoctoral position is available to undertake experimental studies that aim to define the roles of oxygen and reduction/ oxidation (redox) signalling governing bud dormancy and vitality in grapevine. The project will utilise acute spatiotemporal approaches, together with in situ cell biology and molecular approaches to investigate the relationships between local O2 and redox signalling and the transcriptional and posttranslational regulation of dormancy. http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/494079/postdoctoral-research-associate-in-plant-cell-biology-ref-494079 Closing 3rd April 2015, 5pm ... Read more »

Prof. Patricia Berjak

With great sorrow, ISSS informs you of the death of Professor Patricia Berjak on 21st January. She has served the Society as President Elect from 2005 to 2008 and as President from 2008 until 2011. We will all remember Pat for her scientific impact in the field of recalcitrant seed biology and for the advancement of Botany in South Africa. We will all miss her dearly. Françoise Corbineau, President   OBITUARY-Professor Patricia Berjak

Post-doc position John Innes Centre

I have a post-doc position available to study the role of the mother plant in seed dormancy control in response to temperature signals. If you know of anyone that might be interested in the position then I would be grateful if you could pass this on to them. With best wishes, Steve Penfield   http://www.jic.ac.uk/training-careers/vacancies/2014/11/research-associate/

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