Conference Inaugural

Welcome address:

Ajay Parida, MSSRF

Ulrich Schurr, IPPN

Special remarks:

H.S. Gupta, IARI

M.S. Swaminathan, MSSRF

K.S. Charak,


Keynote address

                Prof M. S. Swaminathan, MSSRF, India
                Plant Phenotyping for Meeting the Zero Hunger Challenge  >>  pdf


Aims and Scope of the conference

Ulrich Schurr, IPPN   >>  pdf 



Special Lecture 1:
 Cesar Mariano Cossani Rial, CIMMYT, Mexico
Phenotypic traits revealing root function under drought  >>  pdf 


Special Lecture 2:

Björn Usadel, RWTH Aachen & Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
>> Interpreting phenomics data: The need to use ontologies 


Session 1: Breeding for novel traits

                Chair: Roberto Tuberosa, University of Bologna, Italy

Roberto Papa, CRA-CER, Italy
>> Phenomics and molecular phenotyping to study crop domestication 

Indu Sharma, DWR, India
Capturing traits providing heat stress tolerance in wheat using precision phenotyping     >>  pdf  /  >>  video

Vasu Kuraparthy NC State University, USA
>> Genetic architecture of mutant leaf shapes and their potential use in cotton improvement

T Mohaptra, Central Rice Research Institute, India
>> Breeding for novel traits: Rice experience


Session 2: Root phenotyping

                Chair: Vincent Vadez, ICRISAT, India

Ravish Chatrath, DWR, India
Root phenotyping to increase the water use efficiency of wheat  >>  pdf  /  >>  video

Kerstin Nagel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Root phenotyping at Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre (JPPC) - new routes to explore non-invasively the hidden half of plants   >>  pdf 

Dagmar van Duschoten, IIT, Italy
>> Root growth dynamics of young plants as monitored by Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Session 3: Phenotyping for biomass accumulation

                 Chair: Roberto Papa, CRA-CER, Italy

Xavier Sirault, CSIRO, Australia
>> Exploiting photosynthetic variation in cereal crops

Thomas Altmann, IPK Gatersleben, Germany
>> Plant phenotyping for elucidation of biomass- and metabolite-heterosis in Arabidopsis and maize

Stijn Dhondt, VEB Ghent, Belgiu
Maize and Arabidopsis phenotyping platforms assist to unravel molecular mechanisms regulating growth   >>  pdf  /  >>  video


Session 4: Phenotyping for tolerance to abiotic stresses

                Chair: S. Grando, ICRISAT

Roberto Tuberosa, University of Bologna, Italy
Phenotyping for the dissection of genetic landscape of drought tolerance in cereals   >>  pdf

 H. E. Shashidhar, UAS Bangalore, India
Breeding for drought resistance in rice based on whole-plant architecture   >>  pdf   /  >>  video

 Bettina Berger, University of Adelaide, Australia
>> High-throughput phenotyping to study the dynamic response to salinity in wheat and barley

V Govindasamy, NIAM, India
Phenomics approach to assess soybean-Bradyrhizobium symbiotic interactions under soil moisture stress   >>  pdf  /  >>  video

 Mandapaka Maheswari, CRI, India
>> Phenotyping approaches for developing climate ready genotypes - Efforts under NICRA'


Session 5: Low cost phenotyping

                Chair: Heike Schneider, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Luis Aguirrezabal, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
Lowering the cost of medium- and high-throughput automated phenotyping: a need for satisfying the projected demand for food, feed and biofuels  >> pdf  /  >>  video

M. Udayakumar, GKVK, India
High throughput and low cost phenotyping options for a few drought adaptive traits

R. K. Singh, IRRI, Philippines
New phenotyping technique for salinity tolerance at the reproductive stage in rice (Oryza sativa L.)   >>  pdf  /  >>  video


Session 6: Novel Sensors

            Chair: P. S. Ahuja, IHBT Palampur, India

Fabio Fiorani, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Emerging sensors and non-invasive methods for the rapid and accurate estimation of water relations in above-ground plant tissues  >>  pdf

Gilles Rabatel, Irstea, France

>> Hyperspectral imaging as a potential tool for high throughput in-field phenotyping at leaf scale

Rick van de Zedde, WUR, The Netherlands

Rapid 3D reconstruction of plants and the benefits for phenotyping and robotics
   >>  pdf   /   >>  video


Session 7: Dialogue between modelling and phenotyping

            Chair: Björn Usadel, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Francois Tardieu, INRA, France
From phenotyping platforms to field: the role of modelling  >>  video

Vincent Vadez, ICRISAT, India
Those magnificent men in their phenotyping machines   >>  video

Gaurab Gangopadhyay, Bose Institute, India
A simple algorithm for phenomic identification of the ideal Sesame plant type with novel architecture and an image analysis based seed phenomics for predictive Sesame Marker Assisted Breeding  >>  pdf  >>  video

Gregor Huber, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Mathematical modeling of long-distance tracer transport in plants   >>  pdf


Session 8: Field phenotyping

            Chair: Luis Aguirrezabal, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina

Frédéric Baret, INRA, France
Interest and limits of UAV and UGV systems for field high-throughput phenotyping   >>  pdf

Thomas Roitsch, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
>> Applying multispectral imaging for field phenotyping

Ravi Kumar Nakka, CRIDA, India
>> Early ground cover: A non-invasive digital imaging tool to screen for drought tolerance in maize


Plant Phenotyping Initiatives

B. Berger: Wheat Initiative

T. Roitsch: DkPPN

J. M. Pasuquin: GRiSP  >>  pdf  /  >>  video

U.B. Angadi ASHOKA  >>  pdf  >>  video

F. Tardieu: PHENOME   >>  video

X. Sirault: APPF

R. Pieruschka: EPPN  >>  pdf  /  >>  video

A. Keßeler: DPPN  >>  pdf  >>  video

M. Neal: UKPPN  >>  pdf


Thematic Workshops:

 Imaging approaches in plant phenotyping

 Phenotyping protocols for drought stress

 Spectral analysis for plant phenotyping


Panel discussions:

1. in Chennai:

 Current needs and bottlenecks in  plant  phenotyping:


 Stefania Grando, ICRISAT

 H.S. Gupta, IARI

 M.S. Swaminathan, MSSRF

 Ulrich Schurr, IPPN

 C. Mariano Cossani Rial, CiMMYT

 Indu Sharma, DWR


2. at MSSRF:

 Possible next steps for the International Plant Phenotyping Community


 Michel Ghanem, UCL, Belgium

 N. Seetharama, ABLE, India

 Luis Aguirrezabal, University of Mar del Plata,  Argentina

 Ulrich Schurr, IPPN

 M.S. Swaminathan, MSSRF

 S.R. Rao, North Eastern Hill University

 Francois Tardieu, INRA, France




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