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International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association
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International Seed Testing Association

ISTA Seed Symposium 2022

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Quality Seed for Sustainable Agriculture

Seed quality, health and identity are of paramount importance for the global economy and the environment. To discuss all aspects of seed quality, the symposium brings together seed analysts, technologists, researchers and managers from universities, research institutes, government and the seed trade. It provides a forum for discussion of the latest advances in seed science and technology, as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas and information.

Date 02.11.2022 - 04.11.2022
Location Athens
Country Greece


Session Lead Speaker

1. Seed microbial interactions

Ms. Birgit Mitter (Austria)
Austrian Institute of Technology

2. New Technologies

Dr. Kioumars Ghamkhar (New Zealand)
Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre

3. Heirloom and wild species for sustainability

Prof. Fatima C. M. Piña-Rodrigues (Brazil)
Atlantic Forest Seed Network

4. Molecular understanding of seed dormancy and deterioration

Dr. Julia Buitink (France)
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, INRA

5. Biomolecular techniques for species and varietal assessment

Ass. Prof. Kae-Kang Hwu (TW-Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu)
National Taiwan University 

Registration fee for all participants: 395 EUR

Venue and Accommodation 

Room rates:

  • Double room for single use: 85 EUR.
  • Valid per room per night. Inclusive of all local taxes and buffet breakfast.
  • The applicable stayover tax of 3 EUR per room per night is not included in the provided rates and is payable directly by the guest.

Reservation method:

For a visa invitation letter please send your personal data including passport details to The letter will be issued only to registered participants.

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