[Arabidopsis] Workshop and school on (high-throughput) phenotyping

Hendrik Poorter via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by h.poorter from gmail.com)
Fri Sep 25 04:43:49 EST 2009

EPSO Workshop and ETNA school on Plant Phenotyping.

Dear All,
In November 2009 there will be a workshop on phenotyping in Jülich, Germany

EPSO Workshop

High-throughput phenotyping now becomes essential in screening large
number of genotypes in a (semi)-automated way.
The Phytosphere Institute at the Forschungszentrum Jülich organizes on
behalf of the European Plant Science Organization
(EPSO) a two-day workshop on the state of the art in medium to
high-throughput plant phenotyping, A range of international
experts from Universities, Institutes as well as industry will discuss
the progresses made in plant imaging, but also various
other techniques used to quantify key plant structure, composition and
function. A detailed program of the workshop as
well as the subscription costs can be found at

ETNA school

The EPSO workshop is also part of an ETNA school for PhD students and
PostDocs. The school allows to get both a
theoretical basis and hands-on experience on plant phenotyping.
Including the workshop it lasts 10 days and covers a
wide range of aspects, starting with attention for the best way to
grow plants, a range of non-invasive imaging techniques,
the relation between photosynthesis and chlorophyll fluorescence,
hyperspectral imaging, microwave resonance and
remote sensing of crops and vegetations, as well as tomographic
techniques such as NMR, and positron emission
tomography to visualize short-lived isotope transport. A number of
these techniques will be applied by the participants
in their own dedicated experiments. The weekend will be used to
organize various activities for and with the participants.
A program of the ETNA school as well as other details can be found at

Dr. Hendrik Poorter
ICG-3; Research Institute Jülich
D-52428 Jülich; Germany

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