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European Plant Phenotyping Network

Objective

The ability to quantitatively analyze plant phenotypic traits (from single cells to plant and stand level) and their dynamic responses to the environment is an essential requirement for genetic and physiological research, and the cornerstone for enabling applications of scientific findings to bioeconomy. Whereas molecular profiling technologies allow today the generation of a large amount of data with decreasing costs largely due to automation and robotics, the understanding of the link between genotype and phenotype has progressed more slowly. Insufficient technical and conceptual capacity of the plant scientific community to probe existing genetic resources and unravel environmental effects limits faster progress in this field. The development of robust and standardized phenotyping applications depends on the availability of specialised infrastructure, technologies and protocols. Europe has become a key driver in defining innovative solutions in academic and industrial settings. However, the existing initiatives at the local or member-state level represent a fragmented research landscape with similar goals. The aim of this project is to create synergies between the leading plant phenotyping institutions in Europe as a nucleus for the development of a strong European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN). The project fosters the development of an effective European infrastructure including human resources, expertise and communication needed to support transnational access to user communities. Joint research activities will adapt and develop novel sensors and methods for application in plant phenotyping. Innovative phenotyping concepts integrating mechanistic, medium- and high throughput as well as field phenotyping will be developed and made available to the community. This project will strengthen Europe’s leading role in plant phenotyping research and application through the creation of a community of research institutes, universities, industry and SMEs.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 615 852,81
Administrative Contact
Petra Insberg (Ms.)

Participants (13)

LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 032,73
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Lüttge (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 933,35
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 217,20
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 678 027,80
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Tardieu (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 96 988,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michelle Williams (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 932,99
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 281 918
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Van Deursen (Mr.)
SZEGEDI BIOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 294 703,73
Address
Temesvari Korut 62
6726 Szeged
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imre Vass (Dr.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert Furbank (Dr.)
CENTRUM VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 222 514
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ladislav Nedbal (Dr.)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 664 886,89
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emyr Reynolds (Mr.)
KEYGENE NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 154 852
Address
Agro Business Park 90
6700AE Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Schriek Van (Mr.)
PHENOM NETWORKS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 196 140
Address
10 Plaut St. Science Park 1St Floor
76706 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yaniv Semel (Dr.)