Research collaborations, development of plant phenotyping infrastructure and methodologies

The APPN initiative aims to unite the Austrian plant phenotyping community in order to facilitate research collaborations, development of plant phenotyping infrastructure and methodologies, staff training, staff exchange and networking activities.

The APPN community will also serve as a national node for the EMPHASIS project which is on the roadmap of ESFRI (European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructure).

EMPHASIS stands for “European Multi-Environment Plant Phenotyping and Simulation Infrastructure” and aims to develop and implement a pan-European plant phenotyping infrastructure and enable access to these platforms:

Our guest speaker, coordinator of EMPHASIS Ulrich Schurr (FZ Jülich), will give a presentation on EMPHASIS and will be available for discussions.

The keynote lecture will be given by Magnus Nordborg, Scientific Director of the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) followed by a science session which will include selected talks and a poster session.

The afternoon will focus on plant phenotyping technology and give you an overview and update on latest technology developments by leading companies (LemnaTec, Phenospex and PSI).

100317, Vienna Biocenter, IMP Lecture Hall


Abstract submission: 130217

Registration: 240217

Furthermore, the first meeting will take part in the framework of the RIAT-CZ Interreg AT-CZ project what will give us the opportunity to meet our Czech cross-border colleagues from CEITEC, the Masaryk University, the Brno University of Technology VUT etc.

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