Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network

3rd APPN Meeting


Field Phenotyping and Remote Sensing 


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 basic plant research, 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.


Confirmed Speakers:


Opening session: 

Christian Obinger, Vice Rector for Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), AT


Roland Pieruschka, Project Manager ESFRI EMPHASIS, IBG-2: Plant Sciences Forschungszentrum Jülich, DE

“EMPHASIS – European research infrastructure to integrate plant phenotyping”


Jakub Jez, Head Plant Sciences Facility, Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities (VBCF) & Chair, Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN), AT

“APPN: Building the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Community and Infrastructure”


Hermann Bürstmayr, Head Institute of Biotechnology in Plant Production, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), AT

“Future challenges for Austrian plant breeding and opportunities from modern phenotyping approaches”


Scientific session: (speaker in alphabetical order)


Clement Atzberger, Head of Institute for Surveying, Remote Sensing and Land Information,

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and GreenSense GmbH, AT

“Determining crop traits through multi-spectral data”


Ethan Stewart, Gore Lab, Dep. of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, US

“The application of a deep learning approach for quantitative disease phenotyping in UAV images”


Helge Aasen, ETH Zürich, Dep. of Environmental System Science, CH

“Low-altitude / high-resolution remote sensing for field-phenotyping”


Ittai Herrmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, R.H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, IL

“Field crops phenotyping (disease, water status and yield) by spectral remote and proximal sensing”


Jan F Humplík, Spichal Lab, Palacky University Olomouc, CZ

“Field plant phenotyping using UAV LiDAR system: current state and first experiences.”


Pieter Clauw, Nordborg Lab, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI), AT

“Combining growth chamber simulations and field experiments to tackle temperature adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana”


Date: 13th June, 2019

Deadline abstract submission: 17th May

Deadline Registration: 7th June


Venue:  Festsaal, BOKU Gregor-Mendel-Haus (main building), 3rd floor, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Vienna

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


Download flyer (.pdf)


For contact details, refer to:

Local organizers:

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

Boris Rewald
Univ. of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Department of Forest and Soil Sciences
+43 1 456749 1219

APPN office:

Jakub Jez
Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities
Plant Sciences
+43 1 796 2324 7090

Looking forward to meeting you at BOKU!


Yours, organizing committee (Gernot Bodner, Boris Rewald & Jakub Jez)



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