Controlled Environment Plant Phenotyping Working Group (CEPPG) Meeting
The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting (Zoom Video Conference) for more information -or if you would like to receive an invitation, write an email to Ceppg@fz-juelich.de
Dear members of the IPPN Controlled Environment Plant Phenotyping Working Group (CEPPG),
after an extended period of silence and the cessation of all planned activities during the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to give our working group (CEPPG) of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) new momentum.You are probably aware that this working group was founded during the International Plant Phenotyping Symposium in October 2018 and is composed of colleagues (currently 82 registered members) interested in the assessment of plant performance traits expressed under well-defined experimental conditions simulating diverse present and future climate scenarios. It aims at connecting researchers running plant phenotyping facilities in controlled environments able to simulate different climatic conditions and colleagues of related fields (see: https://www.plant-phenotyping.org/index.php?index=682).
To re-initiate our activities, I would like to invite you on behalf of the CEPPG steering committee to our workgroup meeting to be held as a virtual meeting (Zoom Video Conference; for more information -or if you would like to receive an invitation, write an email to Ceppg@fz-juelich.de) on June 10th (13:00 – 16:00 CEST).
1. Welcome (Thomas Altmann (T.A., chair), Martin Tritilek (M.T., co-chair)
2. (brief) Introduction to WG (aims, goals: T.A.)
3. Presentation by Günter Hoch (Univ. Basel): “Reaching natural growth: Can we reproduce natural plant performance in indoor growth facilities?“
4. WG administration: (re-)election of chair and co-chair; denomination of steering committee members (Philipp von Gillhaussen (P.v.G.), IPPN)
5. Discussion of previous activities; and suggestions of upcoming WG Activities / Events (T.A.; ALL)
6. Presentation by April Agee Carroll (Bayer U.S. - Crop Science, Marana, AZ, USA): „Precision maize breeding under glass - use of the indoor phenotyping facility in Marana, AZ to accelerate Bayer Crop Science´s plan breeding programs”