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PhenomUK 3rd Annual Meeting (virtual) March 24th (PM) & 25th(AM) 2021

March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - March 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am


PhenomUK’s 3rd Annual meeting to be held on-line via our zoom account over 2 days. March 24th 1:30pm – 3:30pm & 25th March 9:30 – 12:30

Keynote Speakers:


Dr Amy Tabb – Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr Joseph Peller, Wageningen Plant Research

Prof Menachem Moshelion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Links for meeting:

24th March – https://zoom.us/j/94949912466?pwd=SE9lZnVzdXNtVmhaN1U5RUJiYVUwUT09

25th March – https://zoom.us/j/97677741019?pwd=NFE5dlArN2VSenRjSEdCNDIvR1RTdz09


March 24th 1pm start

  • 1pm                            Opening welcome – PhenomUK update
  • 1:15pm                       1st Keynote speaker – Dr Amy Tabb, Agricultural, Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Phenotyping for plant size and shape.


  • 1:55pm                       Break for 5 mins
  • 2:00pm                       2nd Keynote speaker – Dr Joseph Peller, Wageningen Plant Research
  • Detecting crop diseases symptoms using multi-spectral and neural networks


  • 2:40                            PhenomUK funded Pilot projects:


  • 2:40pm Implementation of active 3D Multispectral imaging and photometric stereo systems as early stage phenotyping tool for morphological features and biotic stress quantification within complementary demonstrator phenotyping centres (IBERS & P3) – Professor Bruce Grieve, The University of Manchester
  • 2:55pm Measuring the consequences of abiotic stress in vivo using fluorescent and bioluminescent probes – Dr Matt Jones, University of Glasgow
  • 3:10pm – In-field 3D imaging for high resolution morphometric phenotyping in wheat – Dr Eric Ober, NIAB
  • 3:30                            Finish



March 25th 9:30 am

  • 9:30am                       Welcome


  • 9:35am                       3rd Keynote speaker –Prof Menachem Moshelion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem​
  • The dichotomy of yield and drought resistance: Translation challenges from basic research to crop adaptation to climate change


  • 10:15am                     PhenomUK funded projects


  • 10:15am – Predicting plant root growth from time-series data using deep learning – Dr Michael Pound, University of Nottingham
  • 10:30am -An intelligent, low-cost adaptive 3D multi-scale imaging system for advanced plant phenotyping (PS-Plant+) – Dr Wenhao Zhang, UWE
  • 10:45am -Leveraging optical topography for rapid reconstructions of 3D leaf surfaces to address key questions in plant biology – Dr John Ferguson, University of Nottingham
  • 11:00am – Multi-scale Plant Phenomics for Cereal Crops Improvement for UK and China – Dr Ji Zhou, NIAB
  • 11:15 am – Investigation of microwave imaging for internal fruit quality and below-ground phenotyping – Dr Bo Li, UWE


  • 11:30                          Panel Discussion


  • 12:30                          Finish


Poster presentations, Guest keynote speakers and the announcement of our final call for funding.

3rd Annual meeting


March 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
March 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am


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