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IPPN Affordable Phenotyping Workshop
15-17 May 2017
Jülich, Germany


 

Workshop Summary

One of the current problems in plant phenotyping are the high entry level and maintenance expenses of new sensors and infrastructures. This prevents many research organizations from implementing urgently needed approaches due to lack of investment budget and technical personnel. Therefore, affordable phenotyping concepts and methods need to be disseminated to a wider plant science and breeding community by identifying demands, increasing the awareness and collecting and sharing available knowledge on lean solutions.

This workshop is primarily intended for experimental biologists, who are looking for alternative low-cost approaches in different fields of plant phenotyping. The workshop will include lectures, demonstrations, hands-on and discussions on different topics like smartphone applications and programming, structural imaging, multispectral imaging and field phenotyping methods for roots and shoot.

Program


15 Monday 2017

12:00 – 13:00     Arrival, registration, and lunch

13:00 – 13:20     Roland Pieruschka and  Fabio Fiorani (IBG-2, FZ Jülich, Germany): Introduction into the IPPN and the “Affordable Phenotyping” working group

13:20 – 14:05     David Rousseau (Université Lyon, France): Toward cost-effective imaging-based plant phenotyping

14:05 – 14:25     Uttam Kumar (Cimmyt, El Batan, Mexico): High-throughput Phenotyping in Genomic Selection Yield Trials

14:25 – 14:45     Benjamin Bruns (IBG-2, FZ Jülich, Germany): Smart measuring & data management - benefits of using (free) IoT technologies

14:45 – 15:05     Tobias Wojciechowski (IBG-2, FZ Jülich, Germany): Root phenotyping in the field

15:05 – 15:30     Coffee break

15:30 – 16:15     Sotirios A. Tsaftaris (University of Edingburgh, GB): Machine learning can empower trait extraction in affordable phenotyping

16:15 – 16:35     Panintorn Prempree (PLT Lab, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand): Android-based rice leaf color analyzer

16:35 – 16:55     Gustavo Pereyra-Irujo and Luiz Aguirrezabal (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentinia): Strategies for increasing access to phenotyping tools

16:55 – 17:15     Mark Müller-Linow (IBG-2, FZ Jülich, Germany): Estimating leaf and shoot area from affordable 2d and 3d imaging approaches

17:15 – 17:30     Coffee break

17:30 – 18:30     Moderated discussion (Fabio Fiorani)

19:00                     Dinner: My Thai Restaurant

 

16 Tuesday 2017

08:00 – 09:00     Arrival

09:00 – 09:15     Johannes Seidl-Schulz (Geo-Konzept, Germany): Field-phenotyping by UAVs - Evaluation of the current state of drone-based field-phenotyping

09:15 – 09:30     Bas van Eerdt (Phenokey, Netherlands): Professional, easy-to-use and versatile multi-spectral plant imaging made affordable

09:30 – 09:45     Nick Webb (Delta-T Devices, UK): Towards non-destructive leaf area measurement

09:45 – 10:00     Roger Noble (Zegami, UK): The importance of images in plant phenomics

10:00 – 10:15     Udo Seiffert (Fraunhofer IFF, Germany): HawkSpex(R) Mobile--A ubiquitously available plant scanner

10:15 – 10:30     Coffee Break (Courtesy of Zegami)

10:30 – 10:50     Demo of Phenotiki

10:50 – 11:00     Discussion

11:00 – 11:30     Calibration of camera systems

11:30 – 12:00     3d-measurements of shoot using occipital sensor

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch--Seecasino, Stetternicher Raum

13:00 – 13:45:     Parallel session
                                        Group 1: Camera Calibration
                                        Group 2: Thermography

13:50 – 14:35:     Parallel session:
                                        Group 1: Thermography
                                        Group 2: Camera Calibration

14:35 – 15:00:     Coffee Break & Discussions

15:00 – 16:00:     Single Session: Root imaging

16:00 – 16:25:     Coffee Break & Discussions

16:25 – 17:10:     Parallel session
                                        Group 1: Arduino programs
                                        Group 2: Occipital Sensor

17:15 – 18:00:     Parallel session
                                        Group 1: Occipital Sensor
                                        Group 2: Arduino programs

19:00                      Dinner at Café Cortés

 

17 May 2017

08:00 – 09:00     Arrival

09:00 – 12:00     Conclusions – Discussions of the hands-on exercises, starting a challenge for affordable phenotyping approaches

12:00 – 13:00     Lunch and departure

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15:00 – 17:00     IPPN working group discussion