• 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
  • 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


The International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) is an association registered under the German law on 18 February 2016, representing the world's major plant phenotyping centers. 

The purpose of the IPPN is to promote science and research in the field of plant phenotyping, focusing particularly on these goals:

      • establishing a global network of institutions in order to maximize existing synergies, identify and reduce potential bottlenecks, initiate joint projects;
      • fostering communication and cooperation between different stakeholders from academia, industry, and the general public;
      • increasing the visibility and impact of plant phenotyping beyond its own research community;
      • facilitating the interdisciplinary training needed for effective plant phenotyping research.

To address these goals, IPPN will:

      • organize symposia, workshops, and summer schools with the cooperation of IPPN members;
      • create working groups that focus on different topics to identify existing potential and shortcomings:
      • develop solutions in joint workshops and publications;
      • identify and initiate research projects, particularly to establish plant phenotyping in new regions;
      • implement advanced training activities.


Statutes (PDF-File)