EMBO practical course on plant phenotyping @ VIB

From 13 – 19 September VIB – Ghent University, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Université de Liège joined forces in organizing an EMBO practical course entitled “Insights into plant biological processes through phenotyping” in Ghent, Belgium. This EMBO Practical Course discussed and demonstrated the multiple and diverse aspects of plant phenotyping, covering the cell to whole plant scale, and including growth-related, as well as physiological and performance-related plant traits. A great group of 25 selected participants enjoyed the practical sessions and the talks of 31 international speakers. Through hands-on-experience and interactive demonstrations, the participants obtained the required practical knowledge to perform plant phenotyping in their institutes of origin and have a concrete idea about the requirements and management of simple and advanced phenotyping platforms, in case they require developing or purchasing one themselves. Of course, also the automated WIWAM phenotyping platforms came in the picture.