What’s Happening in the Plant Phenotyping World

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PhenoDays 2015 in Munich, Germany

PhenoDays 2015: October 28 – 30, 2015 at Marriott Hotel Freising, near Munich Airport, Germany

Registration is open now.  All speakers should submit an abstract by September 1, 2015.

In the era of Plant Genomics the amount of DNA information of crops has increased enormously. As a consequence, more effective and reliable phenotyping data has become the bottleneck for modern genetic crop improvement. Therefore Plant Phenotyping has become a major field of research in plant breeding.

In order to meet the challenges of this very new and promising field of research new technologies such as greenhouse automation and plant imaging systems in controlled environments and in the field are needed.

The PhenoDays International Symposium exactly addresses the Phenotyping bottleneck by providing stimulating talks from internationally renowned keynote speakers from the seed industry, breeding institutes and academic breeding groups working in the Plant Phenotyping research area.

This surely is a great opportunity for the researchers from all over the world to meet and exchange their ideas, approaches and results in Plant Phenotyping research.

Phenomics: How Next-Generation Phenotyping is Revolutionizing Plant Breeding

This book represents a pioneer initiative to describe the new technologies available for next-generation phenotyping and applied to plant breeding. Over the last several years plant breeding has experienced a true revolution. Phenomics, i.e., high-throughput phenotyping using automation, robotics and remote data collection, is changing the way cultivars are developed. Written in an easy to understand style, this book offers an indispensable reference work for all students, instructors and scientists who are interested in the latest innovative technologies applied to plant breeding.

Publisher: Springer; 2015 edition (January 13, 2015)
Language: English ASIN: B00S7L0DDI

Lemnatec Resources

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More LemnaTec News, including research, conferences, courses and workshops can be found here

Searching for a Job?

Field Phenotyping Image Analysis & Data Handler position at Rothamsted Research.  If interested, please visit

This post requires expertise in image processing and analysis, software and database development, preferably with a plant/agricultural science background, and will involve data extraction and large scale high throughput data handling. The appointee will liaise with other team members and facility users to ensure high throughput automated pipelines are in place to facilitate data flow from the experiments to the experimentalists.

EPSCoR Imaging Workshop - April 13, 2017

Event date(s): Thursday, April 13, 2017
Location: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, Saint Louis, MO 63132

Date:                               April 13, 2017, 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location:                       Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
                                            975 North Warson Road
                                            Saint Louis, MO 63132


The EPSCoR imaging workshop will be held April 13, 2017 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Saint Louis, MO. The purpose of the workshop is to link imaging and image processing to phenotyping and to share collective capacity on plant imaging technology and data. There will be presentations and work groups so that researchers can interact with each other’s data.  There will also be opportunities for imaging equipment demonstrations and presentations during breaks and lunch.   There is a $25.00 registration fee to attend this workshop.  

Click here for the workshop agenda.

Register here:


Click here for hotel accommodation at the Drury Inn and Suites-Creve Coeur located at 11980 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.  If you require shuttle service between the Drury and the Danforth Center, please request during check-in.

For questions, contact:

Kathleen Mackey, kmackey [at] danforthcenter [dot] org, 314-587-1203

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