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Call for abstracts for ISSS 2021


We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 13th Triennial ISSS Conference which will be held online on 9-13 August 2021.

The theme of the 13th Triennial Conference is ‘Seed innovation systems for the 21st century’ and the program will cover all aspects of seed science, from the fundamental science underlying seed development, germination, and lifespan through to applied research and the development of cutting-edge technologies that will transform conservation and seed production. Through a series of invited and contributed talks and thematic discussions, this world congress aims to review the current state of the art in seed science and develop a roadmap for priority research in the future.

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations across the five conference themes. Oral presentations will be 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions. Abstracts not accepted for an oral presentation may be selected for a lightning talk (5 min inc. questions) or poster presentation (format to be confirmed).

The deadline for abstract submission is 28th May 2021.

Further information and guidelines for submission are available here.

If you have any questions please email isss2021@kew.org.

We look forward to receiving your abstract submissions.

Best wishes,

Dr Louise Colville and Prof Hugh W. Pritchard
On behalf of the ISSS 2021 Organising Committee


  1. Steven Groot says:

    Dear organisers,
    How and when can we register for participation in the ISSS2021 meeting?

    • louisecolville says:

      Dear Steven, registration will open soon – likely next week. The link to register will be on the conference webpage. I will send an email notification to all members and everyone who submitted abstracts as soon as registration opens. Thanks, Louise

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