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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/

research assistent

A 1 year position as research assistant in molecular seed physiology is available at Royal Holloway, University of London. For details, please see the link below. https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=1014-218

Seed Longevity Workshop 2015 – only a few days left to register!

ISSS_FLYER_2015_NEW Due to many requests deadlines for abstract submission but also for early bird registration fee for the Seed Longevity Workshop of the International Society for Seed Science in Wernigerode, 5-8 July, 2015 will be extended till 28 FEBRUARY, 2015. The topic of the workshop is: SEEDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS – DETERMINANTS OF LONGEVITY   Please check the attached flyer and visit the conference webpage: http://meetings.ipk-gatersleben.de/ISSS_Longevity_2015 There you will find all information about registration, abstract submission, schedule, accommodation and travel details   Best regards Andreas Börner Read more »

postdoctoral position Angers

PostDoc position IRHS Angers France Our group has a 2 year postdoctoral position to study seed longevity. See the above link for more information. The stipulation that priority is given to non-French citizens has now been removed. Regards, Olivier Leprince

post-doc position Paris

PostDocupmc Christophe Bailly has a post-doc position available in his lab at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. See the above link for details.

First announcement for the planned Seed Longevity Workshop in 2015

ISSS_2015_FLYER The ISSS workshop on Seed Longevity will be organised in Gatersleben (Germany) from 7-10 July 2015.

12 positions available in the EU project NASSTEC

In the context of the EU project NASSTEC, focusing on native seed production and use for grassland restoration, 12 positions across Europe are being advertised NOW! Closing 7/4/20174 and 16/5/2014   All information is available at www.nasstec.eu flyer_NASSTEC  The essential information follows below:   The NASSTEC Project NASSTEC (The NAtive Seed Science, TEchnology and Conservation Initial Training Network - Contract N. PITN-GA-2013-607785 - 1.4.2013-31.3.2018) is a Marie Curies Multi partner Initial training Network focused on native seed science, conservation and use, ... Read more »

The website for the 11th ISSS Conference has now been launched

11th conference ISSS Changsha The website for the 11th ISSS Conference has now been launched: http://2014seed.doevent.com/ Registration for the conference is now open on the site (reduced for ISSS members) A flyer can be downloaded here Conference flyer v0314   An exciting programme of international speakers is being developed: Special lecture: Professor Longping Yuan (‘father’ of hybrid rice), Director General of China National Hybrid R and D Centre, China The Alfred Mayer Plenary Lecture: ... Read more »

Post-doc position University of Hawaii

A temporary position for a junior researcher is available at the botanical garden of the University of Hawaii. Click for more information: http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/18955/2523203/1/postdate/desc

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