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13.11.2019

2nd EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting

2nd Ministry Meeting

Representatives of nine countries discussed the next steps to move EMPHASIS into the implementation phase.

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31.10.2019

New Corporate Identity

EMPHASIS

We are excited to present our new logo as part of our recently developed corporate identity.

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22.10.2019

Recent developments in plant phenotyping

Botanikertagung 2019

During a workshop at Botanikertagung in Rostock, Germany on 17 September 2019, the current state of plant phenotyping in Germany and Europe was presented.

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04.10.2019

Towards the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 - a new ambition for European science

ESFRI

Launching the call for proposals for the ESFRI Roadmap 2021, Jan Hrušák, Chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, called for a new ambition for European science to go beyond the existing frontiers of knowledge and find sustainable solutions to growing global challenges. Speaking at the Roadmap 2021 Info Day on 25 September 2019 in Brussels, organized as part of the European Research and Innovation Days, he underlined that “World-class Research Infrastructures, such as those identified in the ESFRI Roadmap, are essential to help us to reach these goals.’

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30.09.2019

Uncovering the secrets of plants - EMPHASIS at Science is Wonderful!

EMPHASIS at Science is Wonderful!

EMPHASIS participated with an interactive booth in the Science is Wonderful! exhibition of the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels 25-26 September 2019. 

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12.09.2019

The 11th European Plant Science Retreat 2019

EPSR

The 11th European Plant Science Retreat was hosted this year at the University of Nottingham from 8 to 10 of July. The annual conference is targeted at PhD students studying at European universities and aims to bring together early career researchers working in plant sciences. The meeting was hosted and organised by PhD students from the University of Nottingham with the generous financial support of the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 (EPPN2020) and other funding bodies.

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14.08.2019

Poland: Application for National Network of Plant Phenotyping Research Infrastructure

PHenotyping Adelaide

The network may form the basis of Poland’s participation in EMPHASIS.

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30.07.2019

France: New Installations

Phenome-Emphasis

Recent additions to the plant phenotyping infrastructure PHENOME-EMPHASIS

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25.07.2019

Transnational Access Enabling Excellent Science

EPPN2020

EPPN2020 provides access to 31 phenotyping facilities in Europe researchers from academia and industry by the Transnational Access projects.

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25.07.2019

UK: PhenomUK, UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report and International Research and Innovation Strategy

PhenomUK

The national phenotyping network PhenomUK was formally launched in February 2019 with first projects to start in autumn. In other news, phenotyping is highlighted as a key emerging theme in the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report, and the UK reaffirms its commitment to a strong research partnership with Europe in its International Research and Innovation Strategy.

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23.07.2019

Portugal: Plant Phenotyping Community Benefits from EMPHASIS

Geographical distribution of EMPHASIS expressions of interest in Portugal (updated July 2019).

Geographical distribution of EMPHASIS
expressions of interest in Portugal (July 2019)

The Portuguese plant research community is highly engaged with phenotyping initiatives. Participation in EMPHASIS and access to EPPN2020 transnational calls is a major breakthrough as high-throughput platforms are unavailable within the country.

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17.07.2019

EMPHASIS at the ENVRI Dissemination Day

ENVRIplus

EMPHASIS participated in the ENVRI-Plus dissemination conference

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16.07.2019

Cyprus: Climate Change Initiative for the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Region

Cyprus Climate Change Initiative

On 22 May 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus approved the action plan submitted by the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, regarding the initiative by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades to address Climate Change on a regional level.

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15.07.2019

Estonia: Plant Biology Infrastructure Now Listed in National Roadmap and New Collaboration for Use of Big Data in Agricultural Research

TAIM

The Plant Biology infrastructure (TAIM) is listed in the Estonian Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2019, and Estonia now has a long-term programme for the use of agricultural big data – a collaboration between Agricultural Research Centre, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Crop Research Insititute, Tieto Estonia AS and E-Agronom OÜ.

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15.07.2019

Serbia: Researchers Gain Transnational Access via EPPN2020

Serbian News

Several Serbian institutes actively engage in the EPPN2020 for transnational access. 

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12.07.2019

Netherlands: Summer School Imaging & Phenotyping in Wageningen

Summer School Wageningen

Training for scientists from industry and academia

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11.07.2019

Norway: Plans for a National Plant Phenotyping Infrastructure and Virtual Reality in the Field

Vollebekk research farm at NMBU in Ås. Photo: Morten Lillemo

Vollebekk research farm at NMBU
in Ås. Photo: Morten Lillemo

Three of the leading plant science research institutions in Norway have joined forces to develop a roadmap for a national plant phenotyping infrastructure called PheNo. In other news, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has teamed up with the plant breeding company Graminor, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico and Boston University in the USA for an innovative project combining high-throughput field phenotyping with genomic selection and virtual reality.

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10.07.2019

Belgium: Second Official Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network Meeting

BPPN

On 27 March, the second official BPPN meeting took place at KU Leuven. 

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09.07.2019

EMPHASIS at the FZJ Open Day

FZJ Open Day

As Forschungszentrum Juelich opened its gates for 28,000 visitors on 7 July, EMPHASIS used the opportunity to explain to the general public why plant phenotyping is essential for crop breeding, adaptation to climate change and sustainable crop production.

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03.07.2019

Workshop on Monitoring Research Infrastructure Methodology and Key Performance Indicators

ESFRI Workshop

Participants during the ESFRI workshop

EMPHASIS participated in an ESFRI workshop on 'Monitoring Research of Infrastructures Methodology and Key Performance Indicators' in an advisory capacity.

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19.06.2019

Italy: International Collaboration for Training in Plant Phenotyping

Stephan Summerer from ALSIA training Peruvian scientists on a phenotyping platform

Stephan Summerer (ALSIA) training Peruvian scientists

Basilicata Agency of Development and Innovation in Agriculture (ALSIA, Italy) and Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALMA, Peru) team up for a training course in imaging for plant phenotyping

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11.06.2019

1st EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting

First EMPHASIS Ministry Meeting held in London

Concrete steps for the formal implementation phase

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18.05.2019

EPPN2020 – Transnational Access Testimonials

EPPN2020

First testimonials on EPPN2020 transnational access experiments are published.

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16.05.2019

EMPHASIS Supporting CATRIS: Aiming at Online Catalogue for RI Services

Workshop: Emphasis supporting Catris Brussel, 16 May, 2019

Catris Workshop

EMPHASIS has been invited to participate in the CATRIS validation workshop in Brussels.

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02.05.2019

4th Call for Transnational Access to the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020

EPPN2020

 

Application deadline: 8th of July 2019

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02.05.2019

IBISBA – Second Call for Research Projects

IBISBA

The 2nd call for research projects within IBISBA is now open.

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10.04.2019

ENVRIplus Report on Identification and Citation Service Case Studies

 ENVRI

The report 'Inter RI data identification and citation services' from ENVRIplus provides a summary of three use cases related to data citation.

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26.03.2019

EMPHASIS at the Kick-Off Meeting of the Integrape COST Action

Integrape

EMPHASIS discusses data management for phenotyping with the viticulture community.

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20.03.2019

EOSC-Life Project Kicks Off

eosc

EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Biological and Medical ESFRI research infrastructures (BMS RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology.

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19.03.2019

EMPHASIS Support Group Meeting: Integrating National Plant Phenotyping Communities Across Europe

SG

EMPHASIS-Prep has met with representatives of 24 national plant phenotyping communities in Europe.

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15.03.2019

EMPHASIS Awarded Certificate of Excellence

Master

EMPHASIS was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Research Infrastructure Leadership

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05.03.2019

The EMPHASIS Italian Node Phen-Italy Organized Workshop

Workshop at ALSIA

Workshop at ALSIA

The EMPHASIS  Italian node Phen-Italy organized the workshop "New technological approaches to enhance plant phenotyping – Experiences of CNR Institutes" at ALSIA - Metapontum Agrobios Research Center.

27.02.2019

Kick-Off Meeting of RI-VIS

RIVIS

EMPHASIS joins forces with twelve European Research Infrastructures (RIs) to increase the visibility of RIs.

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12.02.2019

Launch Meeting of PhenomUK

PhenomUK

 

The newly-formed UK plant phenotyping network PhenomUK held its inaugural meeting at Rothamsted Research.

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27.01.2019

MIAPPE version 1.1

MIAPPE

 New version of MIAPPE published

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09.01.2019

EMPHASIS as the EGU2019

egu

EMPHASIS and Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures at the ENVRI community booth at EGU 2019

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29.11.2018

2nd CzPPN Meeting - Environmental simulation and indoor phenotyping

CZPPN_2

 

The Czech Plant Phenotyping network held a second annual meeting at CEITEC in Brno.

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16.10.2018

Corbel: 3rd Annual General Meeting, (16 - 17 October, 2018)

Corbel 3rd meeting

Corbel 3rd meeting

CORBEL, the cluster of biological and medical research infrastructures in Europe, held its 3rd Annual General Meeting, providing a platform to reflect the progress made so for and discuss and decide on next steps in further joining scientific capabilities and sharing services to understand and translate biological mechanisms.

08.10.2018

3rd Call for Transnational Access to the European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020

EPPN2020

 

Application deadline: 28th of January 2019

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27.09.2018

EMPHASIS collecting the viewpoint of the plant phenotyping modelling community

Emphasis held a modelling workshop Sep 24 – 26 in Brussels, discussing the potential benefits to be generated by Emphasis for the modelling community and potential future roles of the modelling community for plant phenotyping experiments in the Emphasis framework. The results of this workshop will form a basis for the on-going discussion with modellers, data scientists and experimental plant phenotypers in Europe.

17.09.2018

Training Course: High-throughput wheat phenotyping,  Bologna, 17-18 Sep, 2018

Training Course Bologna 2018

Announcement: Training Course Bologna 2018

Phen-Italy co-organized with the Wheat Initiative, CREA and University of Bologna  a training course Training course on High-throughput wheat phenotyping in Bologna t the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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13.09.2018

Plant phenotyping forum, Austria

The role of Austria and Eastern Europe in agricultural production.

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13.09.2018

Strategies of the European infrastructures EMPHASIS and ELIXIR

EMPHASIS-ELIXIR

 

Data standards and Information Systems: strategies of the European infrastructures EMPHASIS and ELIXIR

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12.09.2018

EMPHASIS exhibiting at the International Conference for Research Infrastructures (12 - 14 Sep, 2018)

Exhibition Vienna, September 2018

Exhibition Vienna, September 2018

EMPHASIS has been exhibiting at the “International Conference for Research Infrastructures 2018” in Vienna, Austria.

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12.09.2018

The 3rd ESFRI Exchange of Experience Workshop

EMPHASIS representatives have participated on invitation in the 3rd ESFRI Exchange of Experience Workshop on “Effective use of Preparatory Phase Funding”.

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07.09.2018

EMPHASIS moderating discussion on the future of field plant phenotyping

Field Workshop

Field Workshop

How will the future of field phenotyping in (pan-)Europe look like? This was THE topic of the EMPHASIS Field Phenomics workshop on the 6th of September 2018.

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07.09.2018

Greece joins the EMPHASIS Support Group

EMPHASIS welcomes Greece within the Support Group

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05.09.2018

The Italian plant phenotyping landscape (5. - 6. Sep, 2018)

Participants of the WS: The Italian Plant Phenotyping Landscape

Participants of the WS: The Italian Plant Phenotyping Landscape

The Italiano Emphasis node Phen-Italy organized the workshop:  The Italian plant phenotyping landscape and the other international initiatives

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26.06.2018

Third UK EMPHASIS Workshop

A third UK EMPHASIS Workshop was held at the University of Nottingham to further increase understanding of EMPHASIS and discuss potential UK capability in relation to the EMPHASIS infrastructure requirements and services. Conclusions from all UK workshops have led to an BBSRC leading on an in-depth consultation exercise with the UK plant/crop phenotyping community and stakeholders to inform future strategy and engagement.

23.05.2018

2nd EPPN2020 General Assembly (23 - 25 May, 2018)

EMPHASIS partner project EPPN2020 held a second General Assembly of Members in at the University of Nottingham addressing transnational access to plant phenotyping facilities in Europe.

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14.05.2018

PhenoHarmonis, Montpellier (14 - 17 May, 2018)

Working group to organize the collaboration between Elixir and Emphasis project,

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19.04.2018

EMPHASIS at the 7th ERIC-Forum , Oxford (19 - 20 April, 2018)

EMPHASIS were represented at the 7th ERIC-Forum meeting which took place in Oxford, UK hosted by INSTRUCT-ERIC. The meeting covered a wide range of issues including recommendations from the OECD on an impact assessment for RIs and an update on the 2nd ERIC Implementation Report by the EC.

10.04.2018

EMPHASIS providing strategic advice on European Environmental Research Infrastructures

EMPHASIS is from now on participating in the Board of European Environmental Research Infrastructures (BEERI), providing strategic advice and guidance to the cluster project of environmental infrastructures. In that role, EMPHASIS will help to create a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable environmental research infrastructure landscape in Europe, tackling grand challenges facing human society (e.g. food security, climate change mitigation).

Further information on BEERI is available here:  http://www.envriplus.eu/beeri/

05.04.2018

EMPHASIS joining forces with European environmental research infrastructures

ENVRIplus

ENVRIplus

Emphasis is now associated partner of the ENVRIplus cluster,

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22.03.2018

Conference: Research Infrastructures beyond 2020, Sofia 22 - 23 March, 2018

Conference on Research Infrastructure  in Sofia

Research Infrastructure Announcement

EMPHASIS representatives participated in the high-level conference “Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 – sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society” taking place in Sofia,

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14.03.2018

EMPHASIS integrating European plant phenotyping

Emphasis Meeting in Jülich

Emphasis Meeting

Representatives from 22 European countries that have been mandated by their national community (and form the so-called Support Group) met at IBG-2 (Forschungszentrum Jülich) between March the 12th – 13th.

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19.02.2018

2nd UK EMPHASIS Workshop

15.01.2018

InRoad Workshop- Priorisation, Evaluation and funding; Brussels (15 - 16 January, 2018)

InRoad works towards a better synchronisation of RI roadmapping procedures and thus contributes to a sustainable and efficient RI landscape in Europe. EMPHASIS was present at this important event which looked to address issues around long-term sustainability around RIs based on recommendations from the EC and feed into shaping these recommendations further.

02.01.2018

Support for EMPHASIS grows to twenty national plant phenotyping communities

We are happy to welcome the Swedish community as 20th plant phenotyping community committed to support the development of the pan-European initiative EMPHASIS.

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28.11.2017

EMPHASIS representatives participated in the EOSCpilot (28 - 29 November, 2017)

EOSC Pilot Logo

EOSC Pilot Logo

1st Stakeholder Engagement Event in Brussels, contributing to the first phase of the development of the future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

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22.11.2017

Joint Catalogue of Services published,

Service Catalogue

Service Catalogue

The biological and medical research infrastructure cluster CORBEL has published a joint Catalogue of Services

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22.11.2017

Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community in Tartu, Estonia (22 - 24 November, 2017)

Tartu, November 2017

Tartu, November 2017

This forum, organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, attracted nearly 120 participants to discuss the need to further development of EU-based technologies that can be applied for characterization of plant form and function in shifting climate.

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16.11.2017

1st ERIC Forum, Graz (16. - 17.11. 2017)

16 - 17 November, 2017

1st ERIC Forum, Graz

25.10.2017

Biological and medical research infrastructure cluster CORBEL holds it 2nd Annual General Meeting (25 - 26 October, 2017)

Corbel Annual Meeting, Goals

Goals CORBEL

Within the last two days, thirteen research infrastructures from the biological and medical cluster met for their 2nd Annual Assembly in Amsterdam in the framework of the cluster project CORBEL (https://www.corbel-project.eu/).

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12.10.2017

First official Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network meeting

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss further actions on the formation of the Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network (BPPN), similar to national plant phenotyping networks as they exist in Germany (DPPN), France (Phenome-FPPN) and many other that starting to exist.

11.10.2017

EMPHASIS contributing to innovation frameworks at research infrastructures

BrightnESS

BrightnESS

EMPHASIS exchanged concepts and best practices with several ESFRI infrastructures today for the establishment and maintenance of an innovation framework and its ecosystem at research infrastructures on invitation by the Technical University of Denmark.

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10.10.2017

First UK EMPHASIS Workshop

The first UK EMPHASIS Workshop was held in the UK to introduce relevant stakeholders to EMPHASIS.

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05.10.2017

Towards an European research infrastructure on sustainable agriculture

AnaEE&EMPHASIS

AnaEE&EMPHASIS

The European infrastructures EMPHASIS and AnaEE aim to collaborate in bringing innovative solutions for a sustainable intensification of agriculture.

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20.09.2017

MBA course on Research Infrastructure Management has started with participation of EMPHASIS

EMMRI_2017

EMMRI 2017

Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures programme (EMMRI) has been started with its first face-to-face module “Governance and Organisation”, with two member of the EMPHASIS-Prep Coordination and Support Team participating.

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15.08.2017

15th national plant phenotyping community in Europe has expressed its interest to support EMPHASIS

We are happy to welcome the Estonian community as 15th plant phenotyping community committed to support the development of the pan-European initiative EMPHASIS.

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24.07.2017

CORBEL publishing framework for quality management with the contribution of EMPHASIS

Corbel Framework

Corbel Framework

A framework for quality management in the field of biological and biomedical research infrastructures (BMS)has been developed and published with the contribution of EMPHASIS.

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21.07.2017

EMPHASIS admitted to MBA course on Research Infrastructure Management

Core Modules

Core Modules

Two members of the EMPHASIS-Prep Coordination and Support Office have been admitted to the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures programme (EMMRI) at the University of Milano-Bicocca ( http://www.emmri.unimib.it/ ).

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07.07.2017

EMPHASIS fostering community building of plant phenotyping in Northern Europe

Agenda

Agenda Gothenburg 2017

After having successful two regional mapping conference in Portugal in March 2017 and Austria in April 2017, EMPHASIS held a third meeting in Gothenburg as Satellite Meeting next to the SEB (Society for Experimental Biology) conference.

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26.06.2017

EMPHASIS joining biological and medical infrastructure consortium CORBEL

Corbel Consortium

Corbel Consortium

EMPHASIS has been approved to join the CORBEL consortium, an initiative of currently thirteen new biological and medical research infrastructures, which together will create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, data and related services.

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20.06.2017

EMPHASIS stipulating innovation at research infrastructures

11 Biological and Medical Science Research Infrastructures including EMPHASIS explored how they could stimulate innovation in Europe through providing open access to their key assets,

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19.06.2017

Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network (BPPN) formation

Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network

Belgian Plant Phenotyping Network

Plant phenotyping researchers of the public sector in Belgium united for the first time, in campus Plant Systems Biology (VIB) Ghent,

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12.06.2017

Tenth national plant phenotyping community in Europe has expressed its interest to support EMPHASIS

We are happy to welcome the Danish community as tenth plant phenotyping community committed to support the development of the pan-European initiative EMPHASIS.

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22.05.2017

18 May, Fascination of Plants Day 2017: EMPHASIS addressing the broader public about plant phenotyping

plants day 2017

plants day 2017

Partners from the EMPHASIS-Prep consortium organised multiple activities in the framework of the Fascination of Plants Day 2017, an initiative initiated by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO; www.epsoweb.org) and intended to increase the understanding about plant science importance with the broader public.

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08.05.2017

EMPHASIS exchanging experience on innovation

EMPHASIS contributed to the discussions and experience exchange at the “2nd RICH Symposium: Fostering the innovation potential of research infrastructures”. This workshop organised by RICH ( http://www.rich2020.eu/ ), the network of National Contact Points for H2020-Research Infrastructure Programmes, aimed at  showcasing approaches to innovation taken by Research Infrastructures and projects in all scientific domains, as well as to provide a floor for the discussion of policies and incentives for innovation.

03.05.2017

European Maize meeting ( 03 - 05 May, 2017 )

maize ghent 03-2017

maize ghent 03-2017

EMPHASIS was present during the European Maize meeting and the EMPHASIS-prep project was presented for the first time to the European Maize community. Conference took place in the city center of Ghent in the campus of Ghent University

02.05.2017

EMPHASIS exchanging experience on service provision (02 - 05 May, 2017)

retrain exchange meeting

retrain exchange meeting

The EMPHASIS-Prep Coordination and Support Office participated successfully in a staff exchange programme on service provision of European research infrastructures, organised by the RiTrain project (http://ritrain.eu/). The programme was highly tailored to the individual needs of the participants allowing them to take full advantage of their time at EMBL-EBI to gain insight into the working practice of an established and successful research infrastructure.

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21.04.2017

EMPHASIS continuing mapping activities of plant phenotyping in Europe

After a successful first regional mapping conference in Portugal in March 2017, EMPHASIS held a
second meeting in Vienna as a Satellite meeting to the International Wheat Genomics Symposium.
The meeting attracted over 70 participants and focused on the phenotyping landscape in Austria,
Serbia, Hungary, Switzerland, Romania, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Slovakia. This meeting helped to
further exchange knowledge about plant phenotyping activities in the respective countries and to
foster collaboration across national borders in Europe. Specific breakout sessions enabled to identify
needs and demands for support by EMPHASIS to generate benefit for the community once it
operates. This mapping conference will be followed by two further meetings in Gothenburg in July
2017 and Tartu in November 2017.

10.04.2017

EMPHASIS exchanging experience on Strategic Vision, Governance and Business Development (10 April - 11 April, 2017)

RiTrain project

RiTrain project

The EMPHASIS-Prep Coordination and Support Office participated successfully in a staff exchange programme on strategic vision, governance and business development organised within a framework of the RiTrain project ( http://ritrain.eu/  ) by the ESFRI project EATRIS ERIC.

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30.03.2017

EMPHASIS kicking off mapping of European plant phenotyping

Kickoff Mapping

Kickoff Mapping

EMPHASIS started a series of regional conferences, intended to map the European plant phenotyping landscape and foster the knowledge exchange within the community. We started this process with a conference in Lisbon that took place on March 29 as side event to a 3rd general meeting of the COST action FA1306. The meeting introduced the EMPHASIS project to more than 70 participants from academia, industry, politics and funding agencies.

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10.03.2017

First Meeting of the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN)

APPN Kickoff

APPN Kickoff 2017

The Austrian Plant Phenotyping Community held its first meeting at BOKU - Vienna, organised by the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities and supported EMPHASIS. This meeting had great success in fostering information exchange about plant phenotyping activities in Austria and in Europe and was an adequate starting point for the building of an Austrian plant phenotyping community as part of the European landscape.

Find further information about the event here: https://www.appn.at/1stappnmeeting-2/

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