A professional society dedicated to fostering and promoting research, education, and communication in the scientific understanding of seeds.

POSTPONED – 13th Triennial conference of the ISSS, 2020

The 13th Triennial Conference of the ISSS will take place 7-11 September 2020 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

‘Seed Innovation Systems for the 21st Century’

Organisers: Hugh Pritchard and Louise Colville, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The science programme will cover six themes:

  1. Seed memory – how environment influences traits during development
  2. Seed life span – the science of maximising survival
  3. Seeds and society – local innovation systems and species added-value
  4. Seed form and function – the morphology of success
  5. Seed germination and stress – niches and coping strategies
  6. Seed innovation systems for the 21st century – automation to zeitgeist

The website and registration will be announced here soon.


  1. Tashinga D Mudzengi says:

    Can I have additional information would want to participate

  2. Aniruddha Maity says:

    Please send me the updates.

  3. Ali El-Keblawy says:

    I would like to receive updates about the conference

  4. J. O. Okoh says:

    what is requirement for attendance

    • louisecolville says:

      Information about conference registration and abstract submission will be available soon.

  5. Sameena Sultana says:

    Would like to receive updates.

  6. Hi,

    I would like to get the full programme and participation details.


    • louisecolville says:

      More details will be available when the conference website is launched and notification of this will be posted on here.

  7. Ahsan wz zaman says:

    could you please send detail information of the program?
    would like to join.

  8. Vanessa13 says:


    I would like to know please, if during the meeting, Will you offer any course?




  9. Macarena Mellado Sanchez says:

    Could you send me an email ehen the registration is open?

  10. Vanessa Hernández-Mendoza says:


    I would like to receive updates about the conference please, and I would like to know if you are going to offer any seed managment course in the week of the conference.

    Thank you,

    Best regards,


  11. Renato D de Castro says:

    Please, is there any risk that the Conference is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, or is the schedule fully confirmed as it is? Sorry to ask as this is being a very complicated issue for all of us.

  12. louisecolville says:

    The conference has been postponed until 9-13 August 2021.

  13. i am an educational consultant and some of my team would like to attend this meeting . hope the organizer would extend an official letter of invitation for delegates to attend the meeting .

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