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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 – the morphology of success
  5. Seed germination and stress – niches and coping strategies
  6. Seed innovation systems for the 21st century – automation to zeitgeist


  1. Dear Sirs,
    I am interested in attending the conference. Can I get an estimate of the cost of attending this event?
    Thank you in advance and best regards.
    Małgorzata Pałucka
    The Kostrzyca Forest Gene Bank

    • louisecolville says:

      The registration fee will likely be around £340-£420 and accommodation will be from £330 (5 nights).

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