The course is of 5 ECTS and is organised by Kristiina Himanen, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
The course is the second course in the NOVA PhD course series Phenotyping Technologies in Plant-environment Interactions which is scheduled for 2018-2021.
The changing climate demands developing faster breeding methods to provide effective solutions for the future agriculture. This course series aims to introduce the emerging research fields of high throughput plant phenotyping used for plant-environment interactions from highly controlled environments to field conditions, in combination with omics technologies including bioinformatics and R-computing.
The course series aims to introduce the emerging technologies related to i) controlled environments that allow simulations and testing future climatic conditions, ii) automated and image based plant phenotyping technologies that are to remove bottlenecks in between genotype to phenotype screens, iii) high throughput field phenotyping technologies and iv) bioinformatics and R-computing that are required for the deeper understanding of the molecular networks. The objective of the course series is to provide the participating students with the basic knowledge and understanding of the emerging fields of plant phenomics and data processing that can serve breeding efforts in modern agriculture.
- Image based phenotyping (hyper-and-multispectral imaging)
- Field crop phenotyping (drones and image processing)
- Phenotyping in controlled environments (NaPPI experiments)
- Integrated Omics analysis (phenomics-to-metabolomics)
- PAM chlorophyll fluorescence detection for physiology and stress responses
- Phenotyping for field crop breeding
- Kristiina Himanen, University of Helsinki, Viikki, Finland
- Erik Alexandersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
- Aakash Chawade, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
- Hamid Kazaei, Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland
- Morten Lillemo, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
- Markku Keinänen, NaPPI, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
- Nina Sipari, ViMU, University of Helsinki, Viikki, Finland
Please find more information on the course and on how to apply here: