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The Plant Accelerator
Helli Meinecke
Managing Director
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8313 0808
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0828


High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Geoff Buckmaster
Business Operations Coordinator
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6218 3430
Facsimile: +61 2 6246 4975

Alyssa Weirman
Operations Co-Ordinator
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6125 8319


The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility supports excellence in research and offers access to state-of-the-art plant phenotyping technology and plant growth environments to national and international publicly-funded researchers and industry users.

Our multi-disciplinary team provides expert consultation in plant phenomics and is dedicated to assisting you in the design and management of your experiment. We encourage facility users to discuss their requirements and project design with us prior to submitting an application form in order to optimise your proposal and research outcome.

Our streamlined application process involves the submission of a booking sheet / request for service form, assessment of the project proposal, preparation of a quote and the completion of a facility access agreement.

APPF Access

We have in place a number of programs to support access to our capabilities:

APPF Travel Grants - The APPF is committed to providing easy access to state-of-the-art automated phenotyping capabilities in controlled environments and in the field. We have established a travel fund to support interstate researchers wishing to use APPF infrastructure in Adelaide and Canberra.

APPF Phenomics Infrastructure for Excellence in Plant Science (PIEPS) - The APPF is committed to facilitating cutting edge research in plant phenomics. We have introduced the Phenomics Infrastructure for Excellence in Plant Science scheme to provide improved access to APPF platforms to interdisciplinary collaborators undertaking innovative projects of significant scale and vision.

Postgraduate Internship Awards - The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility is enthusiastic about highly motivated and research focussed postgraduate students joining its team as an intern. In order to attract the very best students, we provide postgraduate internship grants.