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The website for the 11th ISSS Conference has now been launched

11th conference ISSS Changsha

The website for the 11th ISSS Conference has now been launched: http://2014seed.doevent.com/

Registration for the conference is now open on the site (reduced for ISSS members)

A flyer can be downloaded here Conference flyer v0314


An exciting programme of international speakers is being developed:

Special lecture: Professor Longping Yuan (‘father’ of hybrid rice), Director General of China National Hybrid R and D Centre, China

The Alfred Mayer Plenary Lecture: Dr Henk Hillhorst, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

The Michael Black Founders Lecture: Dr. George Bassel, University of Birmingham, UK

The inaugural Derek Bewley Lecture: Professor J. Derek Bewley, University of Guelph, Canada


Scientific sessions:

1. Seed biotechnology and engineering: 

Professor Chunyun Guan, Hunan Agricultural University, China

Dr. Hiro Nonogaki, Oregon State University, USA

2. Seed development and maturation:

Dr. Julia Buitink, INRA, Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, France

3. Seed germination: 

Dr. Luis Lopes Molina, University of Geneva, Switzerland

4. Seed storage and germplasm conservation:

ProfessorChristophe Bailly, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

5. Seed quality improvement and stress tolerance: 

Dr. Wilco Ligterink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

6. Seed ecology:

To be announced

7. Hybrid seeds (special session): 

Dr. Rob Dirks, Rijk Zwaan Breeding B.V., The Netherlands


Further speakers to be confirmed.


We look forward to seeing you in Changsha

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