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Early Career Research Fellowship – Seed Behaviour Prediction

A post-doctoral research opportunity (3 years, possibly extendable to 5) for a researcher with a strong background and interest in statistics and data-mining; applying these techniques and others to a variety of large, but sparse and biased datasets; aimed at improving seed collection management decision support; at the Millennium Seed Bank, based at Wakehurst Place in Sussex. This is a re-advertisement of a position offered earlier this year; re-written to make ... Read more »

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN SEED ECOPHYSIOLOGY : SOUTH AFRICA-U.S.A

  The Trustees of the Claude Leon Foundation have established Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Engineering and Medical Sciences at South African universities. The Fellowships will be available from January 2016 for two years and are valued at R 235 000.00 per annum. In the second year of the Fellowship, on application, the Fellow may be granted R25 000.00 for presenting ... Read more »

News from the Seed Biotech Centre, UC Davis: Upcoming courses – limited space!

Seed Business 101sm This one-week course is designed to expose participants to the five functional areas of a seed company (R&D, production, operations, sales and marketing and administration). By creating a virtual seed company and case studies for each functional area, the course content is delivered in a very interactive way. The program gives new employees a broad understanding of the major aspects of a seed company’s operations and cross-departmental knowledge of best practices for profitability. ... Read more »

Orchid seeds – Nature’s tiny treasures

Take a look at Wolfgang Stuppy's latest Seed Blog, on the very special seeds of orchids, at: http://www.kew.org/news/kew-blogs/millennium-seed-bank/orchid-seeds-natures-tiny-treasures.htm

Latest from UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Centre

Susan DiTomaso has sent in the following: The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) has had a busy season.  We hope you enjoy catching up on some of our latest activities.  The SBC is holding its course on Breeding with Genomics in Davis on Feb 11-13th, 2014 This year, we extended modules on genomic selection and a hands-on workshop introducing the Integrated Breeding Platform, software designed to manage breeding programs from population development, field testing, selection with markers ... Read more »

Dormancy Symposium – registration closes in two days

REGISTRATIONS are CLOSING in 2 days, midnight New Zealand Time, THIS Friday, 25 October. To register please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/registration/. The updated Provisional Programme can now be viewed, please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/programme/. For information on Keynote Speakers, venue and accommodation please follow the link: http://www.dormancy2013.com/. We look forward to welcoming you to Dormancy 2013. Kindest regards Yvonne McDiarmid Events & Sponsorship Manager T: +64 9 925 7042 M: +64 21 226 8042 F: +64 9 925 7001 yvonne.mcdiarmid@plantandfood.co.nz

Plant Dormancy Symposium – registration closes in two weeks

Yvonne McDiarmid would like to remind ISSS  Members and others that REGISTRATIONS  for the forthcoming Plant Dormancy Symposium in New Zealand are CLOSING in just over 2 weeks, midnight New Zealand Time, Friday, 25 October.  To register please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/registration/. The Provisional Programme can now be viewed, please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/programme/. For information on Keynote Speakers, venue and accommodation please follow the link: http://www.dormancy2013.com/.          

Research Opportunities – KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)

Dear All, Please circulate advert below to your colleagues and students: The Plant Ecophysiology Research Group, at the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa), invite applications for the following: • 1 MSc (in grassland/forest ecology) • 1 PhD (on the ecophysiological responses of plants to climate change) • 1 Postdoc (on the ecophysiological responses of plants to climate change) • 1 PhD/Postdoc (on wetland ecophysiology with emphasis on coastal systems) Much of the group’s research focuses on the ... Read more »

Plant Dormancy Symposium 2013 – Auckland, NZ, Nov 4-7 2013 – latest from the organisers

Please note that abstract submissions are closing in 2 days, on 30 August. For abstract submissions please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/registration/abstract-submission/. To take advantage of the Early Bird registrations please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/registration/. To take advantage of the Early Bird registrations have been EXTENDED  to 13 September, please go to: http://www.dormancy2013.com/page/registration/. For information on Keynote Speakers, venue and accommodation please follow the link: http://www.dormancy2013.com/. We look forward to welcoming you to Dormancy 2013. Kindest regards Yvonne McDiarmid Events & Sponsorship Manager T: +64 9 ... Read more »

Job opportunity – Seed Physiologist, Monsanto, St. Louis

There is an immediate need for a Seed Physiology Research Scientist role in Monsanto's  St. Louis location. Do you know of anyone who might be interested on this role?   Contact:AMANUEL GHEBRETINSAE,  (AG/1000) Job Description Research Scientist ( Job Number: 00KP8) Description The Research Scientist is a diverse role focused on bringing innovations to our seed manufacturing processes in an effort to improve costs, capacity, and seed quality. The role is about 70% research in that the individual will ... Read more »

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