• Put EMPHASIS on plants

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  • Generating novel opportunities

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The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) has identified “Plant Phenotyping” as a priority for the European research area and EMPHASIS has been listed on the ESFRI Roadmap as an infrastructure project to develop and implement a pan-European plant phenotyping infrastructure.

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John Womersley, Chair of ESFRI presents the new ESFRI Roadmap presents the new ESFRI Roadmap at KNAW in Amsterdam on 10.03.2016.

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EPPN2020 project starts

The EPPN2020 is a reseach infrastructure project funded by Horizon 2020  that will provide European public and private scientific sectors with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facilities, techniques and methods, and help boost the exploitation of genetic and genomic resources available for crop improvement that represents a major scientific challenge for this coming decade.

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Successful regional workshop in Portugal and Vienna

EMPHASIS has organized regional workshops to  introduce the EMPHASIS project and assess  plant phenotyping activities  in dedicated countries accross Europe. About 80 participants discussed in each of the meeting about European plant phenotyping infrastructure.

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Foundation of the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN)

1st APPN  meeting to facilitate research collaborations, development of plant phenotyping infrastructure and methodologies, staff training, staff exchange and networking activities in Austria March 10, 2017.

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July 7, 2017

Satellite Meeting on Plant Phenotyping

at the SEB in Gothenburg
- July 7, 2017: EMPHASIS regional meeting

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EMPHASIS is an ESFRI listed project supported by the European Union

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