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6th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination – update

Registration Opens 1 May On behalf of the International Society of Seed Science, Wageningen University and Research, Seed Valley, the Scientific Committee and the Organising Committee we cordially invite you to the 6th Workshop on Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination in Volendam, The Netherlands. This historical fishing village is close to Amsterdam and is a favourite tourist destination. We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an exciting meeting, to present and ... Read more »

Seed Science Forum 2020 – Seeking the views of the seed science community

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is pleased to announce that we will hold a Seed Science Forum in April 2020, hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, with partner organisations, the Australian Grains Genebank and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (with more to be announced). The forum will be open to national and international seed scientists and seed practitioners from conservation, restoration, forestry, agricultural and research sectors. The Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s National Seed ... Read more »

14th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure and honor to invite you to the 14th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals from July 30 to August 2, 2019 in Chengdu, China. Research in the scientific understanding of pre-harvest sprouting and breeding for PHS tolerance cereals will be promoted by a host of world-class scientists and industry representatives that will highlight both applied and fundamental research works. The wide-range realm of the ... Read more »

6th Workshop on Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination

The 6th ISSS workshop on Dormancy and Germination will be held in the Netherlands from 22-25 September 2019. The website will be open soon...

6th Workshop on Seed Ecology 2019

The 6th Workshop on Seed Ecology 2019 will be held in Regensburg, Germany from July 29 - August 2, 2019. Pre-conference workshops will be organised for young scientists and PhD students. The Website is now online (http://www.biologie.uni-regensburg.de/Seed-Ecology2019/index.html).

14th International Symposium of Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals

The 14th International Symposium of Preharvest Sprouting in Cereals will take place in 2019 in Chengdu, China. Please see the flyer Flyer_20170909 for more details.  

AGM 14th September 2017 Monterey

Dear Members The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our society will be held during the conference in Monterey, USA, on 14th September. An agenda for the meeting is published on the ISSS website 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. ... Read more »

NASSTEC Conference, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 25-29 September 2017

The NASSTEC (The Native Seed Science, Technology and Conservation Initial Training Network) International Conference: ‘Seed quality of native species – ecology, production and policy’ will be held from 25-29 September at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. Registration is free and closes on 30 July. Submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations by 14 July. For further details please see the NASSTEC conference website. https://nasstec.eu/conference/programme   Dr Louise Colville

Vacancies in the Executive Committee

Dear members, Two posts in the Executive Committee of the ISSS will  become vacant at the next AGM in Monterey; those of President-Elect and Secretary. Nominations for these posts are welcome and should be sent to the Secretary at the following email address: peter.toorop@secretary.net. Nominations should be received by the Secretary by Sun 30 July 2017. One nomination was received for the post of President-Elect: Julia Buitink. One nomination was received for the post of Secretary: George ... Read more »

ISSS conference Monterey – registration open

ISSS conference Monterey – Registration now open Registration and abstract submission is now open for the ISSS conference in Monterey, 10-14 September: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20175   Register now! The conference will be limited to 300 people ➢  http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/registration/ Need to submit your abstract?  Visit Abstract Submission page ➢ http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/abstract-submission/  **In order to be considered for an oral presentation, your abstract must be received by 1 June 2017. Book your hotel early!    Find reservation info at http://isss2017.ucdavis.edu/accommodations/

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