Plants develop by a complex interaction of genotypes with the environment. The need to characterize the phenomic is essential to understand fundamental processes with determine the structure and function of plants. Plant Phenomics provides concepts and new technologies to fast progress in understanding gene function and environmental responses which will benefit breeders to develop new agricultural aspect to support future agricultural production.
NSTDA and BIOTEC in collaboration with Gene Plus Co., Ltd. organized a seminar on Plant Phenomics on 26 November 2015, aiming to enable the Thai participants to learn the latest state of phenotyping technologies and approaches for use in the laboratory and under field conditions and to advance the understanding of the biology of biotic and abiotic stress in plants. There were nearly 160 participants consisting of scientists, researchers and professors from government agencies, private sectors as well as academic institutes.
The seminar was conducted by three international experts, Dr. Xavier Sirault is one of the founders of the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) of CSIRO in Canberra and currently the director of the centre. Dr. Lucas Spichal is a faculty member at the Department of Chemical Biology and Genetics, Palacky University, Czech Republic a CEO of Agro Biochem, a spin-off company working on enhancing crop performance and improving systems of crop protection and nutrition. Dr. Steve Hunt is a faculty member of the Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Canada and has co-developed and patented a number of instruments and techniques for monitoring plant physiological processes.
Posted on 30 November 2015.