Webinar: Non-invasive phenotyping to quantify the dynamics of plant-environment interaction

Genes provide a toolbox by which plants can interact with their spatially and temporally highly dynamic environment. The environment of shoots and roots are distinctly different in their spatial and temporal structures. State-of-the-art phenotyping allows deep analysis of these interactions using imaging and even tomographic devices above- and below-ground.

This webinar will introduce the concept of plant-environment interaction in different spatial and temporal domains and will describe some case studies with modern technologies to study these interactions. It will also define the ESFRI Plant Phenotyping Research Infrastructure EMPHASIS, and the opportunities for accessing these globally unique facilities for deep phenotyping as well as high-throughput and field phenotyping

Who is this course for?

This webinar is suitable for anyone interested in plant - environment interaction, modern technologies for plant phenotyping, and plant sciences. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required, but undergraduate level knowledge of biology would be useful.

This event is part of a webinar series highlighting the current concepts and analytical methods in plant sciences applicable to research, data management, and crop improvement. To explore other topics from this series and registration details follow this link Plants: a data sciences perspective.


By the end of the webinar you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of spatial and temporal interactions of plants with their environment
  • Identify the opportunities provided by several state-of-the art deep phenotyping technologies
  • Explore the portfolio of the ESFRI-infrastructure for plant phenotyping EMPHASIS


Forschungszentrum Jülich


This webinar, hosted on Zoom Webinar, is free to attend, but you need to register for a place beforehand, using the 'Register' button. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar: