While genotyping is now very rapid and relatively cheap due to “industrialized sequencing pipelines”, plant phenotyping, i.e., the quantitative analysis of crop performance, remains a bottleneck. Substantial and concerted action for accelerating development and increasing availability of phenotyping infrastructures is required to substantially accelerate plant breeding.These challenges are being addressed by the integrated ESFRI plant phenotyping infrastructure EMPHASIS (https://emphasis.plant-phenotyping.eu/). Next to further services, it currently offers a so-called “innovation pilot”, fostering innovation in plant phenotyping technologies, tools and methods. Therein, EMPHASIS will act as a broker between plant phenotyping infrastructure operators/users and technology developers/suppliers.
Curious to learn more about EMPHASIS and the innovation pilot?
Then join this session to hear from Sven Fahrner, Manager & Business Planner at EMPHASIS, and Tony Pridmore, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham and Director of the UK Plant Phenotyping Network, PhenomUK.