NPEC facilitates state-of-the-art measurement of plant phenotypes to support research on genotype – phenotype associations. Establishing these associations is critical for the development of novel climate-proof crops and cropping systems required to secure our future high-quality food production at improved ecological sustainability.
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The NPEC facility consists of six modules each offering a dedicated phenotyping platform with its own measurement systems supporting specialized cameras and sensors.
NPEC offers academia and collaborating corporate R&D many opportunities to carry out accurate and high-throughput plant phenotyping to study plant performance in relation to relevant biotic and abiotic factors across a range of scales, from cell to field.
NPEC is jointly hosted at two locations; at Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University.
NPEC’s multi-environment module will host a series of 15 small climate chambers with the highest level of homogeneity in temperature, humidity and light intensity available.
We are happy to announce the arrival of NPEC’s Helios phenotyping facility for the quantitive description of shoot architectural traits and the localisation and quantification of fluorescent proteins expressed by plant shoots or associated microorganisms.