• Put EMPHASIS on plants

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  • Enabling access to state-of-the-art infrastructure

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  • Generating novel opportunities

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EMPHASIS is a pan-European distributed infrastructure listed on the ESFRI Roadmap for multi-scale plant phenotyping and simulation for food security in a changing climate. EMPHASIS aims at  supporting  the exploitation of crop genetic diversity required for the enhancement of plant productivity and progress in plant breeding. The infrastructure will enable diverse users to quantify a diversity of plant traits and the analysis of genotype performance in in current and future agro-climatic scenarios.

EMPHASIS will establish a link between data acquisition, pan-European data management and crop models simulating performance in different environmental scenarios. State of the art facilities and concepts will be accessible to users from academia and industry that will deliver scientific breakthrough, innovation and maintain Europeans leadership in plant phenotyping.


EMPHASIS in a Nutshell  with Uli Schurr – Message from the Coordinator

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EMPHASIS Infrastructure

Phenotyping platforms for high resolution, high throughput phenomics
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Semi-controlled field systems for high throughput phenomics
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Network of practical field experiments for lean-phenotyping
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Modelling platforms
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Joint data management and e-infrastructure
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  • 25  Jun  2018

    ICAR 2018: The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

  • 04  Jul  2018

    Train-the trainer: 4 & 5 July - maximum 13 participants Course development hackathon: 6 July

    The CORBEL workshop will support trainers, educators, training work package leaders and training coordinators by providing them with new ideas and tools to make their training events even better and easier to run and prepare.

  • 09  Jul  2018

    International Summer School “Data Management in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: Theory & Practice”

  • 15  Jul  2018

    XII International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics

  • 12  Aug  2018

    XXX International Horticultural Congress

  • 26  Aug  2018

    3rd International Plant and Algal Phenomics Meeting 2018

  • 03  Sep  2018

    de.NBI Summer School: “Riding the Data Life Cycle”

    Registration deadline: 11 June 2018

  • 03  Sep  2018

    EMPHASIS Field Phenomics Workshop

    Registration deadline: 5 August 2018

  • 17  Sep  2018

    2018 Training Course on High-Throughput Wheat Phenotyping


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  • 06  Jul  2018

    Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures

    Deadline for application: 6 July 2018

  • 18  Jun  2018

    Career and Open Positions

  • 31  May  2018

    BMVC 2018 Workshop on Computer Vision Problems in Plant Phenotyping (CVPPP 2018) September 6, 2018, Newcastle, UK

    Call for Papers

    Submission due (full paper or 1 page abstract):  06 July 2018 

    Notification of acceptance:  17 July 2018 

    Camera-ready (full papers only): TBD

    Workshop date: 06 Sept 2018

  • 17  Apr  2018

    Two days of exciting presentations and discussions about root phenotyping at BOKU in Vienna and Tulln

  • 05  Apr  2018

    EMPHASIS new Research Infrastructure in ENVRIplus project


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EMPHASIS is an ESFRI listed project supported by the European Union