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Multi-environment climate chambers

16 March 2021

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.

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Helios: high-throughput shoot phenotyping of plant-microbe interactions

16 March 2021

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.

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Hades: high-throughput fluorescence-based phenotyping of in vitro root systems

16 March 2021

Together with our partner, Photon Systems Instruments, we are currently finalising the designs for the NPEC’s high-throughput in vitro root phenotyper, the Hades. The system will enable quantitive description of root growth and architecture, and the localisation and quantification of fluorescent proteins expressed by plant roots or by root-associated microorganisms.

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3D imaging – the Maxi-MARVIN

18 September 2020

The Maxi-Marvin is a high throughput plant phenotyping device which has been developed in-house by Wageningen University & Research.

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WUR is working on Digital Twins for tomatoes, food and farming

9 September 2020

The Digital twin project ‘Virtual Tomato Crops (VTC)’ is a 3-year project within Wageningen University & Research, and one of the three investment themes of the WUR Strategic Plan 2019-2022. The VTC project aims to develop a simulation model that predicts tomato plant growth in 3D.

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Imaging with CropReporter

4 September 2020

PhenoVation, the camera system manufacturer, will provide the CropReporter for the NPEC greenhouse.

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Bespoke conveyor system and gantries

14 August 2020

SMO, the Belgian machine builder, is in charge of installing the bespoke conveyor system and two gantries to make optimal use of the NPEC greenhouse facilities.

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Whole plant phenotyping with the Plantarray

29 June 2020

Plant-Ditech, the Israeli Company of Research Excellence, will deliver the Plantarray system in the NPEC greenhouse.

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NPEC greenhouse currently being built: Innovative technologies used

12 June 2020

The NPEC Greenhouse for Wageningen University & Research at Unifarm will provide specialised equipment for high throughput plant research. Bosman Van Zaal realises the NPEC Greenhouse and technical installations, by design of WUR and advice from PhenoKey. By early 2021 the NPEC Greenhouse will be ready for large scale research and experiments!

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