International Plant Phenotyping Network

International Plant Phenotyping Network is an association representing the major plant phenotyping centers.

IPPN aims to provide all relevant information about plant phenotyping. The goal is to increase the visibility and impact of plant phenotyping and enable cooperation by fostering communication between stakeholders in academia, industry, government, and the general public. Through workshops and symposia, IPPN seeks to establish different working groups and distribute all relevant information about plant phenotyping in a web-based platform.

IPPN was highly successful in recent years, providing an informal basis of discussion between groups interested in plant phenotyping and organizing International Plant Phenotyping Symposia (Canberra 2009, Jülich 2011, Chennai 2014). This new incarnation of IPPN is the formal manifestation of our aim to integrate the plant phenotyping community to consolidate innovative plant phenotyping approaches to target relevant traits, assess quantitatively key processes, understand the dynamic interactions between genetic and biochemical processes, and identify plant-environment interactions.

Contact Information

IPPN Office
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52425 Jülich
Tel.: +49 2461 61-1784
Fax: +49 2461 61-2492


  • Environment

    • develop concepts and technologies to assess the plant phenome and establish environmental monitoring
    • analyse the interaction between the genome of a plant and its environment
  • Breeding and Performance

    • address bottlenecks in basic plant science and plant breeding
    • integrate technologies to quantify plant performance in mechanistic, field, and high-throughput applications
  • Research and Technology

    • interacts with other omics technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and fluxomics
    • address basic and applied plant phenotyping research
  • Modelling and Simulation

    • develop modelling platforms for improved phenotypic processes
    • model and test combinations of alleles in a variety of climatic scenarios and management practices