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6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium

22-26 October, 2019

Phenotyping for Sustainable Agriculture: Challenges and Perspectives

Plant phenotyping is becoming the central field of research and application in academia and industry providing a fertile ground for the development of new phenotyping technologies, platforms and methods required to address future grand challenges. Within the 6th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium we will address the recent development in plant phenotyping and provide a platfrom for discussion and exchange.

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NAPPN Community Session @ PHENOME2019

Friday, February 8, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST

The NAPPN Community Session will introduce the mission and structure of the recently formed North American Plant Phenotyping Network. This meeting will discuss current activities and objectives of the NAPPN and use the results of the recent NAPPN survey to generate discussion on the future direction and objectives of this organization. Input from the participates is greatly encouraged to help set the direction for this new organization to help support and enhance the development of the field of phenomics.

NAPPN General Assembly Meeting @ PHENOME2019

Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST

The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) is an association of scientists and researchers in the rapidly evolving area of plant phenomics, formed as a regional partner of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN). This General Assembly Meeting is the annual business meeting of NAPPN. It will include review of the Executive Board elections and introduction of new members, announcement of the winner of the inaugural Early Career Scientist Award, updates to By-Laws and a review of the recent NAPPN Survey. All are welcome to attend!

The meeting agenda is available here.

NAPPN General Assembly Meeting @ PHENOME2018

February 14 – 17, 2018

The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) is an association of researchers and professionals active in plant phenotyping, including developers and consumers of methods and technologies as well as plant biologists. NAPPN is connected to the global phenotyping community through the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN) and its affiliates. Since the inaugural convening event in 2016, the NAPPN has met at Phenome conferences to connect with its members and engage in larger discussions on plant phenomics. Items on the agenda for the Assembly include announcements regarding approval of the Association Bylaws and the newly elected members of the NAPPN Executive Committee. Please plan to attend the NAPPN Assembly if you are interested in membership and learning more about the organization.

NAPPN General Assembly Meeting @ PHENOME2017

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Tucson, Arizona, USA

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North American Plant Phenotyping Network Inaugural Convening Event

August 29-31, 2016

West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

The NAPPN Inaugural Convening Event brought together 180 phenotyping experts from 11 countries, 34 companies, 30 academic institutions and a variety of commodity groups, nonprofit organizations and government agencies at a three-day conference on plant phenotyping.

Event Objectives

  1. Initiate formation of a Plant Phenotyping Network for North America (NAPPN), and
  2. Identify potential research thrusts in the pre-competitive space, and guide FFAR toward relevant public-private opportunities in plant phenotyping.

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April Agee Carroll, Purdue University
Jennifer Clarke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Noah Fahlgren, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Malia Gehan, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill, Iowa State University
Argelia Lorence, Arkansas State University
John Reich, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

High-throughput Plant Phenotyping and Data Analysis

January 9-13, 2016

These discussions and events served as the basis for founding the NAPPN

Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV
San Diego, CA USA

Workshop I: National Plant Genome Initiative Workshop - Challenges and Opportunities in High-Throughput Phenotyping and Data Management

Workshop II: BBSRC/NSF/ERA-CAPS - Challenges and Opportunities in Plant Science Data Management

Community Activity: Brainstorming for plant science, engineering, and computational efforts necessary to support predictive plant phenomics


Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill, Iowa State University

Ruth Bastow, Earlham Institute

Katherine Denby, University of York

NSF IOS#1613452

Output: Advisory Whitepaper

Whitepaper participant list:
Anne Francois Adam-Blondon, Adedotun Akintayo, Carson Andorf, Elizabeth Arnaud, Darshi Banan, Ivan Baxter, Ed Buckler, Darwin Campbell, Steven Cannon, April Agee Carroll, Jackson Cothren, Robert Davey, Abdalla Dao, John Doonan, Shawn Dorius, Kate Dreher, David Ertl, Noah Fahlgren, Richard Finkers, Maren Freisen, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Georgios Gkoutos, Fiona Goggin, Michael Gore, Sharon Gray, Mingze He, Pankaj Jaiswal, Toni Kazic, Paul Kersey, Pierre Larmande, Andrew Leakey, David LeBauer, Xianran Li, Kara Lind, Argelia Lorence, Helene Lucas, David Marshall, John McKay, Richard Michelmore, Seth Murray, Pascal Neveu, Henry Nguyen, Trevor Nolan, Jesse Poland, Cyril Pommier, Yumou Qiu, Vishnu Ramasubramani, Chris Rawlings, Jean-Jack Riethoven, Elena Rice, Sindhu Sankaran, Patrick Schnable, Oskar Siemianowski, A.K. Singh, Uli Schurr, Mark Sorrells, Josh Stein, David Stern, Yiwei Sun, Christopher Topp, Bjorn Usadel, Harkamal Walia, Ramona Walls, Xu Wang, Doreen Ware, Xiaoqing Yu, and Jianfeng Zhou

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