COST WG1 / EPPN2020 workshop
29th - 30th of September 2017


Abstract submission: 31th of July, 2017

Registration: 15th of August, 2017

The registration is closed

preliminary program

Current and future applications of phenotyping for plant breeding

Plants develop by a complex interaction of genotypes with the environments which determines their structure and function and thus essential performance parameters such as yield, productivity or efficient use of resources.
To understand these fundamental processes we need to quantitatively assess the phenotype and generate a link to the genotype in order to understand the genetic basis.

In this context, plant phenotyping is becoming a central field of research and application in academia and industry providing a nourishing ground for the development of new phenotyping infrastructure for applications under controlled and field conditions, being increasingly important for the application of phenotyping technologies for crop improvement.
Specifically the development and application of methodological tools for breeding plays an essential role.

With this meeting we aim to provide: i) close interaction between breeders and phenotyping experts to discuss the needs and requirements for crop improvement , ii) demonstrations of case studies that illustrate different aspects of plant phenotyping and its applications for breeding, iii) opportunities to enable access to key plant phenotyping infrastructure within the EPPN2020 project.


  • The value of phenotyping networks (COST, EPPN2020, EMPHASIS, IPPN)

  • Enabling access for academia and industry to the European plant phenotyping infrastructure

  • Phenotyping/Breeding for biomass improvement

  • Phenotyping/Breeding for nutrient efficiency

  • Phenotyping/Breeding of perennial crops

  • Phenotyping/Breeding for biotic stress tolerance

  • Phenotyping/Breeding for abiotic stress tolerance

 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Janos Pauk,  Cereal Research Non-profit Ltd.
  • Hendrik Poorter, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Christophe Salon, INRA Dijon
  • John Doonan, IBERS
  • Robert Koller, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Claude Welcker, INRA Montpellier



EPPN2020 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731013