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Phenotyping for photosynthesis and productivity

University of Essex, 4 - 6 August 2016

A satellite meeting to the 17th Photosynthesis Congress (Maastricht, Netherlands)

This two-day conference, a satellite meeting to the 17th Photosynthesis Congress will address recent advances in phenotyping of plant canopies and algae. We intend to invite speakers from academia and industry to discuss the physiological and technical principles of phenotyping in addition to applications in the world of industry and agricultural research.

We adopt a forward thinking approach where phenotyping is a new branch of plant physiology that can address fundamental scientific questions as well as applied problems of global food and energy security. Our intention is to also offer hands on workshop sessions via equipment manufacturers.

How to register

You can register for the conference here.

  • Important dates

    • Registration deadline: 1 July 2016
    • Meeting start: 4 August 2016
    • Meeting end: 6 August 2016

  • Confirmed invited speakers

    • Professor David Kramer, Michigan State University
    • Professor Malcolm Hawkesford, Rothamsted
    • Professor Robert Furbank, ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
    • Professor Jose Luis Araus, University of Barcelona

  • Sessions

    • Emerging technologies
    • Phenotyping in a dynamic environment
    • Improving productivity case studies
    • Principles and applications

  • Venue

    The meeting will take place at the University of Essex. For details please refer to the programme.

  • Travel

    Information will be sent to participants via email.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation is available at £45 per night. This includes a single en suite room with breakfast on Campus. If you do not want to book accommodation on-site, but still require accommodation you will need to book into a local hotel or hostel.

  • Sponsors

    The event is supported by the UKPPN as well as the following organisations:

    • Phenospex
    • Photon Systems Instruments
    • Technologica Ltd
    • ADC Bioscience Ltd


For further information please contact Dr Tracy Lawson ( or Erik Murchie (