Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources

Annual meeting of EPPN2020 project at Wageningen University

by Jozef Polák

As a part of the implementation of international European project funded by the programme Horizon 2020 named “European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020”, the annual meeting was held from 7th  to 10th  May 2019 at the Wageningen University, Netherlands. The major project covering the main actors of Plant Phenomics Community involves also the Department of Plant Physiology, FAFR SAU Nitra. The participants from 21 partners / 11 EU countries took part in the meeting. The host of the meeting was the Plant Phenotyping Group at Wageningen University and the meeting was held in a modern Forum building of the university. At the meeting, our faculty was represented by Prof. Marián Brestič and Assoc. Prof. Marek Živčák, Dr. Oksana Sytar a Ing. Marek Kovár, PhD. The program of the meeting involved mostly the reports on the project progress, project management issues, including reports of the leaders of individual Work Packages. Moreover, instructions for the next project implementation was an important part of the program. As the project intends to connect the phenotyping community, the meeting was organized by the way which enables the scientific discussions and building the views on the future progress in the field, including non-formal meetings and discussions. As a part of the meeting, one-day course on Environmental Monitoring in Plant Phenotyping was organized on the first day of the meeting and the excursion to the phenomic facilities of WU on the last day.

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