North American Plant Phenotyping Network

Supporting the Asian American Community

March 23, 2021


The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) would like to express outrage and grief at the loss of life, the violence, and the terror being inflicted in the Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. NAPPN condemns racism and racial violence in any form and implores our whole community to stand in solidarity for justice.

As we respond to this week’s actions we remember and mourn those lost: Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon C. Park, Suncha Kim, and Yung A. Yue. We care deeply about the Asian diaspora and AAPI members of NAPPN and our hearts go out to everyone suffering.

Together we must create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We must stop the spread of misinformation and hate. The NAPPN is committed to positive cultural change and activities that demonstrate our support for equity, inclusivity and diversity.




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).

Vision: The field of phenomics will become so advanced that the tools that would enable researchers to analyze and quantify phenotypic data become turn-key, thus enabling plant biologists to treat phenotypic prediction as a routine component of plant biological investigation and development.

Mission: NAPPN seeks to achieve this vision by

Values: The NAPPN involves diverse stakeholders including, but not limited to, researchers, developers, and consumers of phenotyping technologies across all organizational dimensions. To do so, NAPPN relies on and encourages open communication and welcomes participation by individuals from diverse backgrounds, areas of study, and organization types. Members share involvement and interest in plant phenomics and are welcome from all ranks and levels of training, stature, and expertise.

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