The University of Nebraska – Lincoln‘s Center for Plant Science Innovation (my new academic home, along with the Plant Pathology Department) puts on an annual symposium. This year’s symposium is entitled “Plant Phenomics: from pixels to traits“. The symposium will be held on October 15th to 16th, 2015, so there is still time to register and plan your visit! Information on lodging for the symposium can be found on the symposium website. The deadline for registration is October 1st.
The symposium coincides with the opening of the new Nebraska Greenhouse Innovation Center which is the home to a new, amazing state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facility.
Registration for the two-day symposium is free. A PDF flyer for the symposium can be found here.
Genomics is directly increasing the amount of information at the hands of agricultural crop breeders, but phenotyping has become the research bottleneck for phenotype to genotype associations.
In an effort to alleviate this bottleneck, a group of researchers has organized the PhenoDays 2011 International Symposium which will be held October 12th to 14th in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Symposium presentation talks will be given by researchers from both institutional and academic plant breeding groups, as well as industry representatives from the seed production industry. In addition, there will be plant phenotyping workshops. See the symposium website for more information and registration.