German Plant Phenotyping Network (DPPN)
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.
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.
- more events
The regular annual full presentation of DPPN took place from 14 - 16 of March 2016 at the PLANT 2030 Status Seminar in Potsdam
The first „DPPN/EURoot Winter School on Root Phenotyping” took place in Jülich from 2nd to 6th of November 2015. More Information here.
22nd to 24th of September 2015
Article on new technologies for plant phenotyping in the VDI News (30th of Januay 2015):
Plant Phenotyping Survey by IPPN
The contact is perpetuated in the context of DPPN and integrated into the activities of the modules Access and Communication and followed up.