The 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, titled ‘From plant, to data, to impact’, will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide from 2-5 October 2018.
The IPPS is the International Plant Phenotyping Network’s (IPPN) biennial event, hosted this year by the Australian Plant Phenotyping Facility. We are looking forward to welcoming the international plant science community to Adelaide and Australia! Don’t miss this opportunity to share your research and hear the latest updates from your peers and industry leaders in the international plant science community.
The closing date for the Call for Abstracts has been extended to MONDAY, 16 July 2018. All Uni Adelaide and CSIRO staff can register under member rates, since APPF pays IPPN membership for both institutions. Visit the conference website (www.ipps2018.com.au/) to register or submit an abstract.
Trying to understanding the interaction of a plant’s genotype with the environment is a key driver of plant phenomics. How can we measure large numbers of plants in varying environmental conditions to identify the traits that will make them more tolerant to our changing climate? How can we use latest camera and sensor technology to get a better understanding of plant physiological processes and the environment in which they grow?
As data acquisition improves rapidly in volume and complexity, the phenotyping bottleneck is shifting to data. How do we ensure the data we capture is high-quality and relevant? How do we combine different data sources to enrich the phenotyping measurement information? How do we annotate and manage data so it can be shared, re-used and queried?
Plant phenomics brings together a whole suite of expertise, from plant biologists to engineers and statisticians. Working collaboratively, these disciplines can advance our understanding of plant performance and resilience, and we can make progress towards identifying the genetics of stress tolerance and breeding higher yielding crops.