Plant2030 Sofa Event "Warum die Zuckerrübe zum MRT muss."

In der neusten Auflage des Sofa Events Pflanzenforschung dreht sich alles um die „Königin der Feldfrüchte“ – die Zuckerrübe. Als größter Lieferant von Zucker in Europa ist sie für Landwirte, Industrie und Konsumenten so wichtig, dass die Pflanze mit großem Aufwand und High-Tech erforscht wird. Die Zuckerrübe muss sogar zum MRT!

Dr. Isabel Keller (RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau) und Dr. Benjamin Pommerrenig (JKI Quedlinburg) berichten live über Ihre Arbeit: Was macht die Zuckerrübe so spannend? Warum müssen wir ihren Lebenszyklus unter die Lupe nehmen? Und was verrät uns der Blick in die lebende, wachsende Wurzel?

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Das Experiment "BetaFlorage - An MRI-based analysis of sugar beet taproot plasticity during inflorescence formation" wurde im Rahmen des vom BMBF geförderten Projektes DPPN-Access (Grant Agreement 031B1217) gefördert und in Kooperation mit dem Forschungszentrum Jülich durchgeführt.


Presentation of DPPN-Access at the Plant2030 status seminar

The Plant2030 status seminar, is the annual meeting of plant research initiatives funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). This year, the Plant2030 status seminar took place from March 20-22, 2023 in Potsdam. The agenda included keynote lectures, project presentations as talks, posters and an elevator pitch session.

The DPPN provided an overview of the current project status of the “DPPN- Access” project, outlined the available facilities and summarized the access projects that were enabled at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Gatersleben and the Helmholtz Munich. We presented an access example called BetaFlorage: “MRI-based analysis of sugar beet taproot plasticity during inflorescence formation” from Dr. Isabel Keller, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau.
Additionally, Melike Aksu, PhD from RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau, presented her work on the DPPN-Access as a poster. She participated in the elevator pitch and won one of the three awards granted with 500 EURO each, kindly provided by GFPi.

Many thanks to all participants for stimulative discussions!

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Further  events

07.07.2023 - 10.07.2023 – Sanya City, Hainan, PRC

3rd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenomics International Conference (APPPcon)

To promote the most advanced research progresses in plant phenotyping, the 3rd Asia- Pacific Plant Phenomics Conference (http://www.appp-con.com) will be held on July 7-10, 2023 in Sanya, a beautiful coastal city. We warmly welcome all scientists or representatives who are interested in plant phenotyping to participate the conference where plant phenotyping professionals can gather and exchange ideas, present their latest findings, and to network with their peers, so as to advance the field further towards a sustainable future. 

Important Dates

  • Opening of registration:

    October 17, 2022

  • Deadline for abstract submission:

    June 10, 2023

  • Online registration closure:

    June 10, 2023



Conference Topics:

1) Sensors and Plant Phenotyping

2) Indoor Plant Phenotyping

3) Field Plant Phenotyping

4) Intelligent phenotyping and applications

5) Multi-omics data and applications

6)Phenotyping modeling and big data application

7)Academic Journals Session


Conference Chairs:

Qifa ZHANG, Huazhong Agricultural University

Weicai YANG, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


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