Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network – APPN
“Enhancing the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Community!”
The APPN initiative aims to unite the Austrian plant phenotyping community in order to facilitate research collaborations, development of plant phenotyping infrastructure and methodologies, staff training, staff exchange and networking activities. In its role as Support-Group member representing the Austrian Phenotyping community, the APPN actively supports the ESFRI-EMPHASIS project.
The APPN was established in 2017 at the Vienna BioCenter by representatives of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), the University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck and Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF) representing the plant research groups and institutes at the Vienna BioCenter (GMI and MFPL).
One of the first fruits of the APPN initiative is the granted FFG PHENOPlant Project which aims to build Austria’s first and only automated, multi-sensor and multi-approach, high-throughput plant phenotyping infrastructure.
(chronological order according to APPN membership)
Jakub Jez, Head, Plant Sciences Facility, Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF) Ethan Stewart, Staff Scientist Phenotyping, VBCF Representing the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) & Max Perutz Labs Vienna (MFPL) Stefanie Wienkoop, Ass. Prof., Dept. of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna Markus Teige, Dr., Dept. of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna
Ilse Kranner, Univ.-Prof., Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck Thomas Roach, Ass. Prof., Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck
Pablo Rischkbeck, Univ. Ass., Dept. of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Gernot Bodner, Priv.-Doz., Division of Agronomy (BOKU) Boris Rewald, Ass. Prof., Institute of Forest Ecology (BOKU) Claudia Jonak, Doz. Dr., Center for Health & Bioresources, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) Tomas Werner, Univ.-Prof., Division of Plant Sciences, University of Graz Clemens Flamm, DI, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)