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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/

New title: Seed Biology and Yield of Grains

Seed Biology and Yield of Grain Crops D Egli, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, USA The food supply to an expanding world population is based on grain crops harvested for their seeds. This means that understanding the process of seed growth and its regulation is crucial in our efforts to increase production in order to meet the needs of that population. This book examines the determination of grain crop yield from a unique perspective, by ... Read more »

Special Frontiers Research Topic

The special Frontiers Research Topic on Seed dormancy, Germination and Pre-Harvest Sprouting is now open for submissions:  http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/5562/seed-dormancy-germination-and-pre-harvest-sprouting  Prof. Chengdao Li, Dr Hiro Nonogaki and myself are the Topic Editors. Best regards  Jose Barrero

13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting, Perth

Dear all, After the successful 13th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals hosted in Perth, Frontiers in Plant Sciences has agreed to publish a special issue with the conference’s papers that will also be open for general researchers on PHS and LMA. The Journal has communicated that will also be glad to be the long-term host for future Symposiums.    This journal has an impact factor of 4.495 and will also publish ... Read more »

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

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