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2016


IPAP 2016

We are very proud to invite you to the SECOND INTEGRATED PLANT AND ALGAL PHENOMICS MEETING (IPAP), to be held this year in the beautiful and historic city of Prague between September 4th and 7th. The conference will focus on the rapidly expanding field of high throughput plant and algal phenotyping, and will feature an excellent program with speakers presenting data from laboratory and field studies derived using a variety of phenotyping platforms and techniques.

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NEW VNIR Hyperspectral Camera

PSI developped and introduced to market a new VNIR hyperspectral camera with unique spectral resolution of 0.8 nm. Hyperspectral imaging has been used for many years to study patterns of plant growth from satellite imaging. This technology has been refined in PSI’s PlantScreenTM Phenotyping Systems to provide 3-dimensional hyperspectral data sets of plants on a pixel by pixel basis in spectral range from 400 to 2500 nm.

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NEW PSI Research Center is OPEN!

By end of June 2016 PSI Research Center facility for automated high throughput phenotyping of small up to mid-size scale plants was launched. PlantScreenTM Compact System accommodates 320 plants that can be monitored during development for photosynthetic performance via kinetic chlorophyll fluorescence imaging sensors, for stomata behavior via thermal imaging camera and for morphological features and growth dynamics with three side RGB imaging system. The platform is installed inside of cultivation chamber with precisely controlled environmental conditions and will be used as service platform with professional support to scientific community for plant cultivation and image-based monitoring in controlled environment.


Installation of PlantScreenTM Modular System for phenotyping of 350 plants up to 1.5 in height in Rice Research Institute at Kasetsart University In Bangkok

Recently we installed the PlantScreenTM Modular phenotyping system at Kasetsart University in Thailand. The system consist of chlorophyll fluorescence measuring unit, side view thermal imaging unit, VNIR hyperspectral imaging unit, automatic watering and weighing station and growing buffers for 350 plants with height up to 1.2 meters.


Installation of PlantScreenTM Compact System at Tel-Aviv University in Israel

First installation of this year was done at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. The PlantScreenTM Compact System for high-throughput plant phenotyping contains FluorCam imaging unit for chlorophyll fluorescence acquisition and GFP measurement, RGB morphometric imaging unit from 3 different sides, NIR imaging unit for plant water status investigation, automatic watering and weighing station and adaptation chamber for accommodating of 240 plants.


2015


NEW PSI Research Center was founded!

In summer, PSI Research Center was founded and during the coming 12 months will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for plant and algae cultivation and monitoring. PSI Research Center provides service platform with professional support to scientific community for plant cultivation and image-based monitoring in controlled environment and in greenhouses.


1st IPAP 2015

First Integrated Plant and Algal Phenomics Meeting (IPAP) was organized in Prague and Drasov in June 2015.

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PlantScreenTM Modular and Compact Systems installations in Finland

Both systems for high-throughput plant phenotyping were installed at University of Helsinki, Finland. PlantScreenTM Modular System integrates chlorophyll fluorescence imaging unit FluorCam, RGB morphometric imaging unit, automatic watering and weighing unit and growing buffers for 270 plants with height up to 1.2 meters. PlantScreen™ Compact System consist of FluorCam imaging unit, RGB morphometric imaging units from 3 different sides, thermal imaging unit and automatic weighing and watering station. PlantScreenTM Compact System is placed in the FytoScope growing chamber with controlled environment.

NEW PlantScreenTM Modular System

PSI presented a new line of Phenotyping systems – PlantScreenTM Modular System, which integrates robotic solution for high-precision digital plant phenotyping and plant cultivation of mid-scale size up to large plants (e.g., corn, wheat) in greenhouses or semi-controlled environment.

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NEW FluorCam CCD camera

New generation of highly sensitive chlorophyll fluorescence CCD camera was introduced.

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PlantScreenTM Modular System installed in Aberystwyth

PlantScreenTM Modular System for small and mid-sized plants was installed at Aberystwyth University in United Kingdom. In the system are built in chlorophyll fluorescence imaging unit FluorCam, RGB morphometric imaging unit from two sides and automatic watering and weighing station. Installation is placed in the glasshouse, where the part of the system are also growing buffers for 2000 plants, which are automatically delivered to the imaging units.


Conferences

Meet us during these upcomng events


17th International Congress pn Photosynthesis Research
Maastricht, The Netherlands
August 7 - 12, 2016
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17th Eucarpia - 20th{/sup] General Congress
Zurich, Switzerland
August 29 - September 1, 2016
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2[sup]nd International Plant and Algal Phenomics Meeting 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
September 4 - 7, 2016
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4th Plant Genomics Congress USA
Philadelphia, PA, USA
September 12 - 13, 2016
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AusPheno 2016[/b]
Canberra, Australia
September 18 - 23, 2016
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13th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress
Copenhagen, Denmark
October 25 - 28, 2016
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Recent events


2016

2016 Western Photosynthesis Conference
The Devil’s Thumb, CO, USA
January 3 - 6, 2016
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International Plant & Animal Genome XXIV
San Diego, CA, USA
January 9 - 13, 2016
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Molecular and Biophysical Aspects of Photosynthesis
Venice, Italy
January 25 - 29, 2016
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C4 Photosynthesis
Canberra, Australia
April 10 - 13, 2016
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2nd Annual Conference of the COST Action on Phenotyping on Plant and Cellular Level (PhenomenALL)
Copenhagen, Denmark
April 18 - 20, 2016
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European Networks Conference on Algal and Plant Photosynthesis
Qawra, Malta
April 26 - 29, 2016
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4th Plant Genomics Congress Europe
London, United Kingdom
May 9 - 10, 2016
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XI. Finnish Plant Science Days 2016
Turku, Finland
May 25 - 26, 2016

Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress
Prague, Czech Republic
June 26 - 30, 2016
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SEB Brighton 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
July 4 - 7, 2016
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Plant Biology 2016
Austin, Texas, USA
July 9 - 13, 2016
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