The Italian plant phenotyping landscape and the other international initiatives
Research Infrastructures (RI) are relevant to foster both public and industrial research activities in order to sustain economic development. Phen-Italy, the Italian Plant Phenotyping consortium, gathers the national scientific community that is developing and using high throughput phenotyping RI, with the principal node in Basilicata. Phen-Italy represents the Italian node of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) project named EMPHASIS, part of ESFRI 2016 Roadmap.
The Workshop is structured in three sessions. The first one aims at presenting the Joint Research Unit Phen-Italy and its activities in a national and international plant phenotyping context. In particular, a special focus will be dedicated to the interaction between the plant phenotyping research and other European initiatives concerning integrated infrastructure such as AnaEE, Elixir, Icos and Lifewatch where some concrete and fruitful research interaction are possible.
The second session is dedicated to the international dimension of plant phenotyping. Specifically, some networks and initiatives, such as EMPHASIS, IPPN and EPPN2020 will be introduced and some scientific insights will be presented by outstanding speakers.
The third session focuses on the interest of the private sector in the plant phenotyping sector and the innovative interactions with the research community.