- Raise awareness and provide information and latest news on major plant phenotyping initiatives of regional and global relevance, their scopes and benefits;
- Provide a platform for exchange and discussion on potential synergies, alignment and joint activities on global level;
- Prepare and strengthen future cooperation between these initiatives;
IPPS2022 Side Events & Satellite Meetings
A selection of workshops, satellite meetings and other meetings will complement the scientific program of IPPS2022.
In order to provide an overview, the lists below have been assembled to guide attendees to the topic of their interest.
The IPPN satellite meetings are organized by the IPPN Working Groups. They are open for any participants and to provide insight into current research on the covered topics in oral presentations or during the poster session at the symposium.
All activities are free of extra charges.
All pre-conference day activities listed on this site can be accessed also online.
Note: In case you are interested to participate in any of the listed activities, you can book them during your registration process.
For any further inquieries feel free to contact the IPPN Office (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
IPPN Workshops & Satellite Meetings
Phenomics for genebanks – future prospects (Seed and Germplasm Phenotyping Working Group – Workshop)
Summary: Gathering of genebanks and their frequent users interested in streamlining phenotyping of seeds and germplasm material using latest technologies and potentially set up global joint activities in this space
Contact: Uli Schurr; Kioumars Ghamkhar
Time: 9:00- 13:00
Recent advances in controlled environment phenotyping and lab-to-field translation (Controlled Environment Plant Phenotyping Working Group – CePPG Workshop)
Summary: Analyzing the phenotypes of plants growing under controlled environmental conditions is a requirement if one would like to investigate molecular-physiological mechanisms and biological processes of plant performance at the cellular, organ, whole plant, and canopy level. Use of controlled environments also enables repeated and independent testing of experimental outcomes, a fundamental requirement in research. Climate controlled plant cultivation facilities can furthermore be used to simulate future environmental scenarios to which plants need to be adapted to in order to achieve the required high performance and strong resilience. However, in the past, only little attention was paid to the fact that plants grown under usual controlled conditions can be phenotypically very different from those in the field. This workshop will explore recent advances to apply controlled conditions in such a way that experiments are repeatable and relevant to present and future field conditions.
Contact: Hendrik Poorter; Thomas Altmann
Time: 13:00 - 16:00 (3h)
Max. number of participants: 40 people
Hendrik Poorter (Research Center Jülich, Germany): Outline and general introduction
Marc Heuermann (IPK Gatersleben, Germany): Climate simulation and plant phenotyping in the IPK PhenoSphere
Advancements in Forest & Tree Phenotyping (Forest Phenotyping Working Group – Workshop)
Summary: During this workshop the FPWG will host a series of talks from leading international researchers on the current & future frontiers of forest & tree phenotyping. The workshop will also host an open discussion session before finishing, to provide opportunities for participants to interact and initiate lines of discussion and networks. From genetics through remote sensing to impactful data analysis, the workshop aims to present the latest tools and sciences that reveal the phenotypic traits of forests and trees.
Contact: Maxime Bombrun; David Pont
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Prof. Nicholas Coops
Dr. Gancho Slavov
Affordable Plant Phenotyping Working Group Assembly (Satellite Meeting)
Summary: A working group assembly open to anyone interested in applying & design of affordable phenotyping solutions, with 6 talks & discussions, together with Chair elections.
Contact: David Rousseau; Mark Mueller-Linow
Time: 13:30 - 16:00 (2,5h)
Advanced Sensor Applications working group assembly (Satellite Meeting)
Summary: Assembly of the members of the working group & anyone interested. Presentation of the working group to the audience and definition of activities for the next period. The scope of the workshop is to update the members about the topics within the working group and to include everybody in the planning of the activities within the next year. Additionally, we will discuss how plant sciences could leverage from the physical sensor information in more depth for complex trait discovery.
Contact: Stefan Gerth; Robert Koller
Time: 1h; 15:00-16:00
Advances in plant phenotyping data management standard: the MIAPPE adoption status and perspectives
Summary: The workshop will feature talks and discussions related to the Minimum Information about Plant Phenotyping Experiment (MIAPPE) recommendations. The current adoption and use cases will be presented. Beyond this picture of the present status of MIAPPE, its future will be discussed, especially regarding upcoming activities and evolutions proposed by working groups, e.g. to enable advanced environment data exchange and integration.
Contact: Cyril Pommier, Pawel Krajewski
Time: 3,5h: 2x 1,5h with 30min break inbetween
Max. number of participants: 50 people
Photonics for plant phenotyping (WUR Agrofood Robotics & PhotonicsNL - Workshop)
Sensors play a key role in plant phenotyping, of which photonics-based sensors are the most represented. Think of spectral cameras, chlorophyll fluorescence, thermal cameras or Lidar. In this workshop photonics experts will discuss the technical backgrounds and new developments in photonics, with a link to applications in plant phenotyping.
This workshop is jointly organised by WUR Agrofood Robotics and PhotonicsNL.
Contact: Gerrit Polder, Natalie Hotrum
Keynote: Wouter Charle, IMEC, Snapshot advantage of spectral imaging enabling what is possible beyond plant phenotyping
Time: 13:00 – 16:30
Location: Phenomea Plaza, WUR Campus
Max. number of participants: 40 people
Measuring photosynthesis: bridging the gap between high and low throughput (WUR Agrofood Robotics & PhotonicsNL - Workshop)
Summary: Screening large numbers of plants via high throughput phenotyping is an excellent method to study phenotypic and genetic variation. Yet, photosynthesis is difficult to characterize in high throughput phenotyping, as it is invisible and strongly environmentally dependent. Many methods to quantify photosynthesis and processes related to it exist, but currently only some of these can be used for ‘snapshot’ measurements. This workshop aims to list methods available to us for characterizing photosynthesis at the leaf, plant or stand level, and to find ways to bridge the gap between ‘slow and accurate’ and ‘quick and dirty’.
The workshop is intended as an inventory of the various methods used to quantify traits related to photosynthesis, with an emphasis on implementing these methods in high-throughput plant phenotyping. Methods will be compared on their advantages and shortcomings with regards to accuracy and speed.
We will start off the workshop by a series of short (10 min) talks on some key methods, including: i) chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, ii) photosynthetic gas exchange, iii) hyperspectral imaging, iv) stomatal conductance phenotyping (including but not limited to thermography), and v) absorbance change imaging. Then, participants are split into several groups for round-table discussions, where they are asked to list and discuss advantages and disadvantages for given methods. Finally, results from the different groups will be brought together in one big overview, and discussed. A final deliverable of the workshop could be a large poster that presents an overview of the status quo and future directions, which could be presented at the main symposium in the days after the workshop.
Prof. Dr. Marek Živčák – Slovak University of Agriculture - Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging
Dr. Silvère Vialet-Chabrand – Wageningen University & Research - Stomatal conductance phenotyping
Dr. Steven Driever – Wageningen University & Research - Photosynthetic gas exchange phenotyping
Dr. Jeremy Harbinson – Wageningen University & Research – Absorbance change imaging
Prof. Dr. Uwe Rasher - Forschungszentrum Jülich - Hyperspectral imaging
Time: 12:30 – 15:30
Location: Wageningen Campus (Radix building or NPEC building)
Max. number of participants: 40 people
EMPHASIS Networking Session - International Initiatives
With this interactive plenum discussion, our initiative of regional/international phenotyping networks aims to get in contact with their stakeholders and stimulate interaction between these initiative’s during this year’s IPPS2022. In order to achieve the best outcomes, we consider the first part to be reserved to frame out & introduce the four initiatives NaPPN, EMPHASIS, APPF & IPPN via brief presentations. After this, the representatives of the network will answer & discuss questions from the audience. Since the event will partly go across dinner time, we foresee to make finger food & drinks available.
Pitch talks of major initiatives
Short talks introducing to APPF, NaPPN, EMPHASIS and IPPN
Moderated discussion (supported by digital technologies) on potential synergies, alignments and joint activities (with focus on having an active audience)
End of session
Contact: Sven Fahrner, Roland Pieruschka
Time: 28 Sep 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 pm CEST