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Obituary Prof. Eric Roberts

Professor Eric Hywel Roberts OBE (1930 - 2016)   Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts BSc, PhD, D.Sc Manchester, OBE, died at Treliske Hospital on 13th August 2016 following a stroke.   Eric Roberts OBE was an excellent and innovative seed and crop scientist - who was also great fun to be around. His legacy is not only his lasting published work, but also the many high quality researchers he trained and who in turn have expanded our understanding of seed science ... Read more »

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)

Professor Eric ROBERTS (1930-2016)   It is with great sadness that I inform the ISSS members and broader scientific community that Emeritus Professor Eric Roberts died on 13th August 2016. Professor Roberts was a pioneer in seed biology and has been recognized as a leader in seed science and made extremely important contributions to the metabolic regulation of seed dormancy and seed ageing and storage. The ISSS send his wife Dorothy, sons Peter and Ian and their families our ... Read more »

International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting – update

The deadline for abstracts submission to The 13th ISPHSC has been extended to 19th August 2016. Conference Keynote speakers have been also announced: -Dr Roberto Benech-Arnold (IFEVA, Buenos Aires, Argentina). -Dr Hiro Nonogaki (Oregon State University, US). -Dr Shingo Nakamura (NARO Institute of Crop Science, Tsukuba, Japan). -Dr Jean-Phillipe Ral (CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra, Australia). Best regards Jose Barrero

AGM Caete Aug2016

Dear Members The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our society will be held during the Seed Ecology workshop in Caete, Brazil, in August. An agenda for the meeting is presented behind the members' wall. Those in attendance can add further discussion points under “Any Other Business”. For those of you who cannot attend the conference and want other issues discussed please forward these to our secretary to be added to the agenda. The officers' reports will be added soon ... Read more »

ISSS Conference 10-14 September 2017

First announcement   Dear members, The triennial ISSS Conference will be held from 10-14 September 2017 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey California. See also the UcDavis website. Information on registration and other details will follow in due course.   Regards, Peter Toorop, Secretary

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

Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination – registration still open

There are still places left at the 5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination from 31st May to 3rd June in Vancouver, and registration is still open. Please visit the website to register. https://www.sfu.ca/conferences/seeddormancyworkshop-2016.html  

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. Please visit www.seedecologyv.com 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

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