University of Sheffield
12-13 September 2016
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the plant & crop science, phenotyping and engineering communities, to develop ideas for a low-cost, 3D, active, close-proximity hyperspectral imaging unit.
The outputs from the meeting will include a prioritised wishlist for a low-cost imaging unit and defined partner groups for future proposals.
Early career researchers and PhD students are particularly encouraged to attend.
More information and registration for this event.
This event is supported by the UK Plant Phenomics Network.
Organisers: Bruce Grieve (University of Manchester)
Plant Canopy Phenotyping Meeting
Tuesday 26th July, Rothamsted Research
Keynote Speaker: Jacques Le Gouis (INRA, Clermont Ferrand)
This UKPPN meeting will feature talks on the development and use of image-based plant/crop canopy and plant architecture phenotyping technologies for field and controlled environments including:
- New technologies and methods development or evaluation – particularly interested in cross-scale/platform comparisons
- Applications that demonstrate the value of new methods/instruments/platforms to plant and crop sciences & crop improvement
- Related technology developments which might be in image analysis, informatics, data standards etc…
To register, visit the meeting Eventbrite page.
For more information about the meeting, including the programme, visit the meeting website.
Phenotyping for photosynthesis and productivity
University of Essex, 4 – 6 August 2016
This two-day conference, supported by UKPPN, is a satellite meeting to the 17th Photosynthesis Congress, and will address recent advances in phenotyping of plant canopies and algae.
- Emerging technologies
- Phenotyping in a dynamic environment
- Improving productivity case studies
- Principles and applications
- Professor David Kramer, Michigan State University
- Professor Malcolm Hawkesford, Rothamsted
- Professor Robert Furbank, ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
- Professor Jose Luis Araus, University of Barcelona
For more information and to register, please visit the meeting website.
Travel bursaries of up to £500 are available to support UK PhD students & Early Career Researchers attending a plant-phenomics-related conference or workshop this summer. An example would be the Integrative Omics session at SEB Brighton 2016 organised by Prof Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham) & Prof David Salt (University of Aberdeen).
To apply, please complete this application form, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 9 May 2016.
The Annual Meeting of the UK Plant Phenomics Network will take place 13:00-16:00 on Friday 8th April, at the Sutton Bonington campus of the University of Nottingham. (This meeting follows directly after the UKPPN root phenotyping workshop).
This meeting will comprise:
- an update on UKPPN activities from the UKPPN Chair, John Doonan
- Invited talks on the theme of field phenotyping from:
- Roger Sylvester-Bradley (ADAS)
- François Tardieu (INRA LEPSE Montpellier)
Building a national project in a European context, the case study of Phenome-FPPN
- David Ertl (Iowa Corn Promotion Board)
Genomes To Fields: A multi-environment maize phenotyping network
- Discussion on UK phenotyping needs
The programme (updated 6 April) is available here
Registration is closed.
A buffet lunch will be available from 12:00 if required. If you have already registered for the root phenotyping meeting and indicated that you are staying on for this meeting, there is no need to register again.
More information and registration for the root phenotyping workshop.
A root phenotyping-themed UKPPN workshop took place 7-8 April 2016 at the Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham.
Geraint Parry wrote a great blog post reviewing this workshop over at the GARNet Community Blog.
A Storify of the tweets from this workshop is also available.
This will be followed by the UKPPN Annual Meeting 13:00-16:00 at the same venue.
Session themes include:
- Field Phenotyping
- CE-based Techniques
- Root Anatomical Traits
- Root Modelling
- Malcolm Bennett (Nott)
- Jonathan Lynch (Penn)
- Johannes Postma (Jülich)
- Adam Price (Aberdeen)
- Michelle Watts (Jülich)
- Richard Whalley (RRes)
Programme (updated 6 April)
Registration (updated 15:28, 17 Feb): all places at this meeting are now filled – sorry!
Template for abstracts – please use this word doc template, and save as pdf for uploading when registering.
If you have any questions, please contact Susie Lydon (email@example.com).
12th – 13th January 2015
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield will be hosting a workshop on ‘Advances and Challenges of Phenotyping Biotic and Abiotic stress’. The aim of the meeting is to bring together scientists from different disciplines to discuss phenotyping technologies and approaches for use in the laboratory and under field conditions to further our understanding of the biology of biotic and abiotic stress in plants. The workshop will consist of a series of talks and discussion sessions. There will also be displays from some of the suppliers of lab and field-based phenotyping equipment.
The workshop will start with registration and a buffet lunch at 12.00 noon on Monday 12th January and finish with lunch on Tuesday 13th January 2015. A dinner and reception will be held on Monday evening.
*The UKPPN is offering five travel bursaries (£50) for students who wish to give a presentation or poster at the meeting.*
Deadline for registration is Monday 15th December 2014.
For further details, and to register, please visit the workshop website.
16-17 December 2013
University Of Essex
The School of Biological Sciences at The University of Essex will be hosting a workshop on Photo-Physiology Phenotyping. The aim of the meeting is to look at phenotyping approaches and particularly those that screen or select based on physiology as well as focusing on approaches that have potential field application. The workshop is organised within the UK Plant Phenomics Network.
Miguel Costa – Technical University of Lisbon
John Doonan – Aberystwyth University
Bernard Genty – CEA Cadarache
Jeremy Harbinson – Wageningen UR
Giles Johnson – University of Manchester
David Kramer – Michigan State University
Tracy Lawson – University of Essex
Erik Murchie – University of Nottingham
José Luis Araus Ortega – University of Barcelona
Radoslaw Pajor – University of Nottingham.
Roland Pieruschka – Jülich
Christophe Salon – INRA, Dijon
The event will also include:
• Equipment demonstrations from key manufacturers.
• Discussion sessions : Lab to Field Phenotyping.
To register contact:
Dr T. Lawson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr R. Webster (email@example.com)
European Plant Phenotyping Network
University of Essex
ABSTRESS: Improving the resistance of legume crops to combined Abiotic and Biotic Stress
Brian Forde at Lancaster University recently circulated the following – please contact him directly:
We have recently developed a novel technique that allows detailed phenotyping of whole Arabidopsis seedlings in a 96-well microtitre plate format (see http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tpj.12201/pdf). The system provides a means of studying the plant response (particularly the root response) to a large number of small molecules and has applications in chemical genetics or as a sensitive bioassays for phytoactive compounds.
We are now applying to the BBSRC for funding to develop an automated high-throughput version of this microphenotyping platform. Once developed, the system could be a resource for the Arabidopsis community – or other groups could set it up in their own labs relatively inexpensively.
If you think you might be interested in applying this technology to your own research, or would first like more information, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The more support from the Arabidopsis community we can demonstrate for this project the more likely it will be to get funded, so your help would be very much appreciated.
Thank you very much.
The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at the University of Nottingham will be hosting the Second International Workshop on Image Analysis Methods in the Plant Sciences 2-3 September 2013.
Topics covered include:
- Plant science-based image analysis techniques from laboratory to field environments and subcellular to whole plant scales. This includes but is not limited to: 3D reconstruction; image segmentation; modelling motion; modelling growth; shape analysis & classification; colour analysis
- User interaction and software tools for plant scientists
- The image analysis-biology pipeline (Imaging and *-omics)
- Novel and emerging plant imaging techniques
- Biological challenges for plant image analysis
Keynote speaker: Jason Swedlow (University of Dundee)
For more information, to register and to submit an abstract, please visit:
Deadline for submissions and registration: 26 July
Organisers: Tony Pridmore (University of Nottingham), Andy French (University of Nottingham) and Hannah Dee (Aberystwyth University)
Contact: Susie Lydon, CPIB Outreach Officer, email@example.com