Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network

2nd APPN & EPPN2020 Meeting featuring Root Phenotyping Technologies
Hands-on Workshop on Hyperspectral Root Phenotyping



2nd Conference of the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network

New sensors and algorithms are increasing the possibilities of plant traits accessible to phenotyping. Data availability on different scales – from single plants to ecosystems – is rapidly increasing. Expectations are thus high that phenotyping will open new ways for plant breeding, agricultural management and environmental protection. A key for advance is the interaction between plant, technical and mathematical sciences. The conference will link researchers, developers and users, in order to present the state-of-the art and discuss future chances and requirements to plant phenotyping.


Technical workshop APPN/EPPN2020 on root phenotyping

Visualizing the “hidden half” of plants is a big opportunity for phenotyping. This workshop will compare experimental approaches, sensors and image analysis algorithms for the root zone currently used among the European phenotyping community. Key questions to address are the influence of experimental environments on root trait expression, added-value of complex “deep phenotyping” approaches and feasibility of extrapolation towards field environments. Examples of root imaging approaches at the BOKU site in Tulln and root excavations in the field will be visited.


Date: April 17th & 18th, 2018

Venue April 17th, 9:00 – 17:00: Festsaal, BOKU, Peter-Jordanstr. 82, 1190 Vienna

Venue April 18th, 9:30 – 15:00: Peter Ruckenbauer Hörsaal, IFA Tulln, Konrad-Lorenz-Str. 20, 3430 Tulln a. d. Donau


Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st, 2018

Deadline for registration: April 6th, 2018


Speakers Include:

Keynote: Michelle Watt, Scientific Director of the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Plant Sciences (IBG-2) Jülich

EPPN2020 Speakers

Selected Talks & Posters



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For information on BOKU partner hotels and accommodation and travel to Tulln, please refer to the following link.


For contact details, refer to:

Gernot Bodner
Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Division of Agronomy
+43 1 476549 5115


Stefanie Koemeda
Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities
Plant Sciences
+43 1 7962324 7258

Looking forward to meeting you at BOKU!


Yours, organizing committee (Gernot Bodner, Boris Rewald, Stefanie Koemeda, Klara Wuketich & Jakub Jez)




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First day APPN/EPPN talks (BOKU, Vienna)
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