Posts by: claire_hayes

How can computers help crops grow better?

Read the the https://futurumcareers.com/ report on how computers have revoluntionised plant science. The report is aimed at educating students who are interested in the area of plant Science, Phenotyping and agritechnology including Computer Science. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a6ecdc25-3887-400b-89df-f2fa9fb5dc6d


3rd Funding Call: Prof Donal M O’Sullivan

University of Reading Project Title Continuous, large-scale, dynamic soil moisture mapping to capture root growth and dynamic water use traits in field conditions Total Funds Requested £24,665 Project Summary Water use efficiency is a key trait that the crop science community must address to be able to breed crops capable of coping with a warming…

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3rd Funding Call: Diego Corona Lopez

University of Manchester; e-Agri Sensors Centre, Elec. & Electronic Engineering Project Title Seeing the unseeable – Scaling Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to enable a whole plant, high-throughput, phenotyping demonstrator asset for the Phenom-UK community. Total fund Requested £20,000 Project Summary The project will enable a ‘value-engineered’ variant of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) to be fabricated…

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3rd Funding Call: Yonghuai Liu

Edge Hill University Project Title DeepEarNet: Accurate Segmentation and Measurement of Cereal Grain Spikes Directly in Point Clouds Using Latest Deep Learning and Domain Knowledge. Total Fund Requested – £24,639 Project Summary Background: Wheat is a major cereal crop and is globally important as a staple source of nutrients for around 40% of the world’s…

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Purchase mid-range equipment for biosciences research: ALERT 2021

https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/purchase-mid-range-equipment-for-biosciences-research-alert-2021/ Apply for funding for mid-range equipment for research across BBSRC’s scientific areas. You must be a researcher from an eligible UK research organisation. You can only lead on one application. The full economic cost of your equipment can be up to £1 million. We will fund 100% of the full economic cost. Awards must…

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Technology Touching Life Networks e-Event

by Technology Touching Life Networks Technology Touching Life Networks e-Event by Technology Touching Life Networks Showcasing achievements of UKRI funded technology networks & future directions About this event Day 1: 13:00-16:00 BST, 28 September 2021 Day 2: 13:00-16:00 BST, 29 September 2021 The five UKRI funded TTL networks – 3DBioNet, Imaging BioPro, Integrated Biological Imaging, Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies & PhenomUK – are jointly organising this…

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Algorithms for Plant Phenotyping Imaging: Turning Today’s Limitations into Tomorrow’s Strengths

For more information about the Special Issue, please see: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/phenotyping_imaging Summary : The last decade has seen an exponential increase in methodological articles in the area of high throughput phenotyping imaging. Most of them aim to extract quantitative and qualitative information about plants development in response to their environments. This diversity in algorithms is reflecting:…

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2nd Call for Funding: Dr. Michael Pound – Computer Vision Laboratory, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

Project Title Predicting plant root growth from time-series data using deep learning Total Fund Requested – £24,677.34 This pilot project will study the potential of deep networks to predict the growth of plants by generating segmentation masks of root systems into the future. We will adapt an existing predictive network, PGGAN, into this new domain.…

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2nd Call for Funding: Eric Ober – NIAB

Project Title In-field 3D imaging for high resolution morphometric phenotyping in wheat Total Fund Requested –£24,772 Project Summary The are a number of phenotyping tools currently available that are capable of producing high resolution 3D images of plant features such as the ears of a wheat plant and the individual spikelets within those structures. Quantitative…

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2nd Call for Funding: Dr Matt Jones – Institute of Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology University of Glasgow

Project Title: Measuring the consequences of abiotic stress in vivo using fluorescent and bioluminescent probes Total Fund Requested – £23 687 Project Summary If we are to understand how plants respond to drought and increased temperatures we need to measure both the immediate changes in metabolism inflicted by stress and the consequences of these changes.…

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