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2013 - 2016

Bioeconomy: opportunities for collaboration with Costa RicaKeilor Rojas, PhD, former Viceminister in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica, currently Universidad Latina de Costa Rica19.01.2016
Diversity Seek (DivSeek): An international partnership to harness the genetic potential of crop diversityPeter Wenzl from the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bonn22.01.2016
Illuminating root structure and functionDr. Rosemary White, Head, Microscopy Centre, CSIRO Canberra, Australia: Illuminating root structure and function23.02.2016
Rhizosphere biophysics and root water uptakeProf. Andrea Carminati, Division of Soil Hydrology, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany29.02.2016
Phenotyping Challenges in Oil Palm Crop ImprovementChoo Kien Wong, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia, 07.03.2016
Nodulation in legumes and its relationship to the control of root architectureDr. Ulrike Mathesius, Australian National University: 30.03.2016
The rhizosphere microbiome of cultivated plants and effects of bacterial inoculants or pathogens on the indigenous bacterial community in the rhizosphere Prof. Dr. Kornelia Smalla, Julius Kühn-Institut Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany
Woody legumes are different: Water Use Efficiency and global cycles of carbon water and nitrogenProf. Mark Adams Professor and Director, Centre for Carbon Water and Food, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, Australia (

Exploring plant-plant interactions in mixed-species stands using functional-structural plant modelling,

Can improvement in leaf photosynthesis increase crop productivity?

Jochem Evers&Xinyou Yin, Wageningen UR, Netherlands21.06.2016
Spatially resolved systems biology to identify novel salinity tolerance mechanisms in barley rootsUte Roessner, University of Melbourne, Australia11.07.2016
Phenotyping infrastructure controlled environment and fieldFrancesco Loreto, Italian National Research Council Department of Bio-Agro-Sciences, Italy19.07.2016
Topical talks Plant-biotic interactionMichael Udvardi, Noble Foundation, USA16.08.2016
Field Phenotyping and quantification of Plant traitsHolger Lilienthal, Julius-Kühn-Institute for Crop and Soil Sciences, Braunschweig, Germany20.09.2016
Improving phosphorus efficiency in rice: A strategy targeting complementary efficiency mechanismsMatthias Wissuwa, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) 04.10.2016
CT technology development and application on plantsNorman Uhlmann, Fraunhofer (EZRT), Fürth, Germany18.10.2016
Perennials as renewable resourcesReinhart Ceulemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium15.11.2016
Titel DozentDatum
Crop phenotyping @ ETH Zürich: Optimizing shoot and root growth via image analysis based approaches
Prof. Achim Walter, head of the Crop Science Group, ETH Zürich, Switzerland19.11.2015
Modelling crops across scales
Prof. Frank Ewert - INRES Crop sciences, Universität Bonn20.10.2015
Title Getting to the root of dwarfing control in apple rootstocks and the role of emmer introgression in wheat
Peter J Gregory East Malling Research and University of Reading UK23.07.2015

Modelling the genetic architecture of flowering time control in barley through nested association

Prof. Klaus Pillen, head of the institute of plant breeding, University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany 15.07.2015
Evolution in a changing environment: the genetic architecture of adaptation outside centers of domestication of Phaseolus vulgaris and P. coccineus
Prof. Roberto Papa, Department of Agriculture, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.03.07.2015
Image Analysis and Modelling of Spatial Organisation: Methods and Tools with a Focus on Leaf MorphogenesisPhilippe Andrey, Jasmine Burguet and Patrick Laufs, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Versailles, France.21.04.2015
Biorefinery of microalgaeProf. René H. Wijffels, Bioprocess Engineering, Wageningen University, the Netherlands20.01.2015
Affordable plant phenotyping: the challenges and opportunitiesProf. Sotirios Tsaftaris, IMT Lucca, Italy.17.12.2014
Brachypodium distachyon: a useful model for root research in cereals. Dr. Vincent Cochois, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia02.12.2014
Rate-limiting Function of Phytoene Synthase in Carotenoid Biosynthesis, Dr. Ralf Welsch, Department of Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany18.11.2014
A systems approach to improved root traits. Philip N. Benfey, Biology Department and HHMI, Duke University, Durham, NC USA22.09.2014
SPATIAL ECOLOGY AND EARTH OBSERVATION,, Prof. Dr. Andrew Skidmore, University of Twente, the Netherlands (
Uncovering Root Systems Architecture: new angles and perspectives. Prof. Dr. Malcolm Bennett, University of Nottingham, UK18.03.2014
Neo-functionalisation of the flowering pathway for vegetative storage-organ formation in potato, Christian Bachem, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Wageningen-UR05.02.2014
Understanding Root BehaviorProf.Dr.Dario Floreano, Director of the laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland11.02.2014
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series: Dr. Helen North, INRA Versailles France10.12.2013
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series: Prof. Dr. Bernd Müller-Röber, University of Potsdam12.11.2013
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series: Prof. Dr.John Doonan, University of Aberystwyth, UK. (
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series, The control of seed germination01.10.2013
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series: Asaph Aharoni - Weizmann Institute of Science17.09.2013
JPSS Jülich Plant Science Seminar Series: Michael Knoblauch, Washington State University16.07.2013
Dr. Catherine Feuillet Research Director UMR INRA-UBP 1095 Génétique07.06.2013
Michel Havaux - CEA Cadarache21.05.2013
Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Araus Ortega - University of Barcelona16.04.2013
Barbara Mazzolai15.01.2013