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German Plant Phenotyping Network


The goal of the German Plant Phenotyping Network (DPPN) is the establishment of:

  • new concepts and technologies for phenotyping
  • phenotyping standards,
  • productive and efficient infrastructure
  • robust portfolio of phenotyping approaches

at the partner institutions to support German and international developments in plant sciences.



17. - 23.08.2014 29th International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane, Australia

12.09.2014 Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP 2014), Zurich

29. - 31.10.2014 Phytotron - Conference: Analysis of Plants in Controlled Environments, Munich:

DPPN Session: Plant Phenotying for Sustainable Agriculture (4. Session)



09. - 10.07.2014 Second General DPPN Meeting (Verbundtreffen) in Munich

Second General Meeting of the three DPPN Partners (09./10.07.2014, Munich)Second General Meeting of the three DPPN Partners (IPK Gatersleben, HMGU München, Forschungszentrum Jülich) has taken place in Munich on July 09.-10.2014.

17. - 19.06.2014   DLG Feldtage (Bernburg, Sachsen-Anhalt)

22. - 26.06.2014 EPSO Konferenz, Phenomics Session (Dublin, Ireland)

22. - 23.04.2014 5th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence (Paris)

31.03.- 02.04.2014 PLANT 2030 Status Seminar, in Potsdam

01.04.2014 DPPN Workshop within the PLANT 2030 Seminars in Potsdam.

                             DPPN-Workshop-Questionnaire for participants/other users:
                                 (docx, 250 kB) /    (PDF, 301 kB) , Contact.

17.02.-19.02.2014 3rd International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, Chennai India

01.-04.09.2013 7th EPSO Conference (Porto Heli, Greece)

01.-02.07.2013 1. DPPN Verbundtreffen, Gatersleben (german)

2013-01-23 Start of the DPPN, Press Release of the Forschungszentrum Jülich

2013-01-23 Start of the DPPN, Press Release of the Forschungszentrum Jülich (German)

2013-01-23 Start of the DPPN, Press Release of the Federal Ministry of Research and Education


The applications include the identification of gen-function relations in basic plant science and to support of applied breeding. DPPN fosters the quantitative assessment of structure and function of plants in relation to the environmental conditions.

The relationships between genes, environment, and phenotype of a plant determines plant structure and function and it is essential to address grand challenges related to food and feed, the basic plant resource and materials, the climate as well as the energy challenge.

Integrating approaches across all scales of plant systems from molecular to field applications are necessary to develop sustainable plant production with higher yield using limited resources of land, water and nutrients more efficiently. While significant progress has been made in molecular and genetic tools for plant breeding in recent years, the quantitative analysis of the phenotype has become a major bottleneck. DPPN closes this gap.

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