Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre is located in Canberra at CSIRO Agriculture and Food and the Australian National University.
The HRPPC at CSIRO
This centre focuses on "deep phenotyping" (delving into metabolism and physiological processes within the plant) and "reverse phenomics" (dissecting traits to discover their mechanistic basis).
Next generation research tools are being developed and applied to probe plant function and performance, under controlled conditions and in the field.
Recent advances in robotics, imaging and computing are used in applying these technologies and scaling them from the single plant to the ecosystem level. Two levels of service are provided in the HRPPC.
First, projects can be housed in the "Research Hotel" environment where screening systems can be developed using facility staff and resources then deployed in the facility and in the user's home institution.
Second, users' material can be screened for specific attributes using one or more of the modules housed at CSIRO or the ANU. This node of the facility focus on flexibility from cereals to dicots and woody perennials at all stages of development.
The HRPPC at ANU
The APPF at ANU provides access to a range of plant phenomics equipment and expertise in certified quarantine and GM facilities. Projects can be conducted by ANU staff on behalf of the researcher or by the researcher at the facility. Appropriate PC2, Quarantine and Building Induction training is required prior to access. The Facility is located within the Linnaeus Building 134 on the ANU Acton campus in Canberra and consists of:
The facility can also conduct remote sensing field experiments that measure growth and phenology (seasonal development) of most leaves in a canopy with augmented reality to visualize across scale, space, time and colors, leading to predictive models for selecting and breeding.
Please contact Alyssa Weirman on 02 6125 8319 to discuss your experiment.
To request a booking please fill in our web form here.
The University of Adelaide
Last Modified 30/03/2017 Helli Meinecke
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