About the Conference

Seed science plays an increasingly important role in ensuring future food security in a sustainable environment and is therefore a subject of expanding international interest. This 11th ISSS conference, an event sponsored by the International Society for Seed Science(ISSS), in partnership with China National Hybrid Rice Research & Development Center (CNHRRDC) and Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), will build upon the success of previous conferences to bring together international experts and young scientists from around the world with an interest in seed science. The conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on seed science and the development of new scientific collaborations. It will encompass the latest research progress in key areas including: seed development, dormancy, germination, stress tolerance, germplasm preservation, seed ecology, seed engineering and biotechnology to improve seed quality and hybrid seed.

Invitation from the Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure and honor to invite you to the 11th Conference of the International Society for Seed Science from September 15 to 19, 2014 at Longhua internation Hotel, which is located in the Xingsha Economic and Technological Development Zone, Changsha city, Hunan province, China. During the five-day conference we hope to provide an important forum where leading experts in the fields of seed science will come together to share their expertise to improve Seed Science for future food security in a sustainable environment, which is also the main theme of the conference. Researchers and key opinion leaders in seed development, dormancy and germination, seed stress tolerance, germplasm preservation and innovation, seed ecology, seed engineering and biotechnology, utilization of heterosis in plants, are invited to facilitate sessions and deliver lectures or posters at the 11th ISSS conference, thus ensuring a world-class and quality experience for all. It will provide participants with a comprehensive and fruitful experience. Apart from the exciting scientific program, we welcome participants to embrace and enjoy what Changsha has to offer - its unique and cultural attractions, landmarks and entertainment in central China. We sincerely hope that you will come to support us in Changsha. Thank you and I look forward to your participation.

Yours faithfully

Longping Yuan

Chair organizing Committee

Invitation from President ISSS
On behalf of the ISSS executive committee I am delighted to extend to you an invitation to attend the 11th ISSS Conference on Seed Biology. The conference will be held on 15-19 September 2014 in Changsha, China. In keeping with previous conferences in this successful series it will highlight recent advances in seed science research. Sessions will include invited international speakers as well as contributing speakers selected by the appointed scientific committee. In addition there will be attended poster sessions. The organizing committeesare committed to making this conference both scientifically valuable and socially enjoyable to foster a lively exchange of ideas and new scientific collaborations.
I look forward to seeing you there.

Bill Finch-Savage President ISSS

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Time 2014.09.15~2015.09.19
Location Longhua internation Hotel (Changsha, China)
Email: seedscience2014@hhrrc.ac.cn
Address:Longhua internation Hotel
critical deadlines
registration online: July 30, 2014
abstract submission:July 15, 2014
accomodation book online:July 30, 2014