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Don’t forget to register your interest in attending ISSS 2021

Please complete the 'Expression of Interest' form by 31st December 2020 to register your interest in attending ISSS 2021, 9-13th August 2021 in Brighton, UK. For more information about the proposed program see here

Pre-registration for ISSS 2021

We are moving ahead with plans for the ISSS general meeting, which is due to take place in Brighton, UK from 9-13th August 2021. We are hoping that by then a face-to-face meeting will be possible, but we need to know how many people are likely to attend so that we can plan accordingly. If there are insufficient numbers for a financially viable face-to-face meeting, we will look at options for holding the meeting online ... Read more »

Annual General Meeting 2020

Dear Members, The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held online on 10th December 2020 at 14:00 GMT. The agenda for the meeting is below and is also available in the members area. The Executive Officers’ reports will be added in advance of the meeting. Please forward any points that you wish to be discussed under “Any other business” to the secretary (l.colville@kew.org) for ... Read more »

Post-doc in molecular biology

Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kórnik, Poland, invites applications for the position of post-doc at the Laboratory of Proteomics, under the supervision of Prof. Tomasz A. Pawłowski The recruitment for 30 months concerns OPUS 17 project, entitled “Regulation of European beech dormancy and germination mechanisms in variable environments.”, supported by the National Science Centre, Poland. The selected candidate will be involved in the following tasks in the project: identification of transcriptome ... Read more »

Seed Functional Ecology Winter School 2021

The Seed Functional Ecology School will be held online from 25th to 29th January 2021. The winter school, which is sponsored by the ISSS, will provide an up-to-date theoretical background and the practical laboratory and statistical skills needed for the measurement, analysis and reporting of seed functional studies linked to three main functions: dispersal, persistence and establishment. Read more »

Call for papers for SSR special issue on seed dormancy, germination and pre-harvest sprouting

Dear colleagues and friends, In collaboration with Seed Science Research, the 14th ISPHSC committee is organizing a special issue about Seed Dormancy, Germination, and Pre-Harvest Sprouting. Drs. Jose Barrero, Roberto Benech-Arnold and Jirui Wang, are the guest-editors of this issue. Manuscripts should be related to the conference topics: seed development, dormancy, germination, and quality. As guest editors, we would appreciate it if you could contribute with a manuscript to this specific issue. Title: Proceedings and papers of ... Read more »

Post doc position in Molecular Biology and Phylogeny

The Unesp / FCA Seed Laboratory (campus Botucatu- São Paulo – Brazil) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship linked to the Thematic Project - FAPESP (process 2017 / 50211-9) “Genetic and molecular basis of chlorophyll retention in seeds: a step forward to improve soybean adaptability to climate change”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Edvaldo A. Amaral da Silva. The selected candidate will perform experiments to a) record and compare the phylogenetic pattern of soybean genotypes using ... Read more »

New dates for ISSS general meeting: 9-13 August 2021 in Brighton, UK

The 13th Triennial Conference of the ISSS will now take place 9-13 August 2021 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 –
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Industry-funded MSc by Research in Seed-Microbe Interaction at RHUL, UK

A fully industry-funded MSc by Research (tution plus bench fees, total £7407) is available at Royal Holloway, University of London for start at end September / beginning October 2020 with the title: Impact of seed treatment with biostimulants on the resilience of sugar beet early development to drought stress    It is very timely and relevant to mitigating ... Read more »

ISSS 2020 meeting postponed to 2021

We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have decided to postpone the ISSS 2020 general meeting to 2021. We thank all of you who have supported the meeting so far. Please get in touch with the conference organisers (isss2020@kew.org) if you have already registered for the meeting. The dates for the meeting will be announced on here and on the conference webpage: https://www.kew.org/science/engage/get-involved/conferences/ISSS2020 We hope that you can join us ... Read more »

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