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

19.06.2023 09:30 21:30 – Ås, Norway

NPPN Field Day 2023

We are happy to announce that the registration for the NPPN Field day is now open. The field day will be held on the 19th of June in Ås, Norway organized by NMBU and Graminor. 

Registration deadline: May 20th 

We will start the day with some presentations at NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Science), afterwards we will be heading to the Vollenbæk Research station and experience some Field Demonstrations there. We will continue with a ferry tour to the Oscaborg castel and a nice dinner there as well. 


See the full program here.


A number of rooms have been pre-booked from 18-19 June at Thon Ski Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly on ski@olavthon.no and use the booking reference “180623K” if you would like to reserve one of these rooms.

Deadline for booking one of the reserved rooms is 04 May 2023.


Participation is free of charge. This includes bus transport on the 19th  June, meals and the social dinner on 19th June. Hotel and additional transport should be covered by participants themselves.

Deadline for registration is 20th May 2023.

Register here!

Program (PDF)


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