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Registration open for 14th Biennial ISSS conference

The 14th ISSS biennial conference will be held at Sorbonne Université (Paris) from 3 to 7 July 2023. Registration is now open: https://isss2023.sciencesconf.org/ Early bird registration closes on 15th March 2023. Deadline for abstract submission is 30th April 2023.

7th International Plant Dormancy Symposium

Registration and abstract submission are open for the 7th International Plant Dormancy Symposium, which will be held at University of Western Australia, 12-15th September 2023. https://plant-dormancy-perth.com/

15th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals

The event organization committee (EOC, chair: Dr. Shingo Nakamura at NARO, Japan) are pleased to announce the 15th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals to be held on October 4-6, 2023 in Tsukuba, Japan. We will be publishing more details about the symposium over the coming months. Please visit the web site periodically (https://15isphsc.jp/). For further information, please contact EOC (E-mail: isphsc2023@ml.affrc.go.jp)

Save the date: 14th Biennial ISSS Conference – Paris, 3-7 July 2023

The 14th Biennial ISSS Conference will take place in Paris from 3-7th July 2023. More information and website coming soon.  

Registration open for ISSS 2021

Registration for ISSS 2021 (online) is now open. To join the virtual conference please register here. Registration fees ISSS Member* £100 Non-member £150 ISSS Student Member*/** £50 Student Non-member** £75 Resident in Low or Lower-Middle Income country*** FREE *Membership status will be checked. **Students must be currently registered on an under/postgraduate program. ***Countries listed as low or lower-middle income in the World Bank Country and Lending Groups for 2021. Registration will close on 2 August 2021 ... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

ISSS 2021 will be online

In the face of continued uncertainty with respect to the COVID pandemic, we have taken the decision to hold the triennial meeting in 2021 online. The meeting will be hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on 9 to 13 August 2021. We hope that an online meeting will enable us to engage with a wider audience and look forward to an exciting meeting. Seed Innovation Systems for the 21st Century Plenary speakers: Prof. Richard Ellis, The J. Derek ... Read more »

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 »

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