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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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How to feed 10 billion people?

19 August 2019

The American news platform Bloomberg launched a new video ‘How to feed 10 billion people’ in the series called ‘Problem Solved’. These videos focus on how scientists are trying to solve some of the biggest challenges the world faces.

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Summer school Imaging & Phenotyping in Wageningen

11 July 2019

The Summer School on Image analysis for plant phenotyping was held at the Wageningen University & Research Campus with great succes.

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NPEC at Wageningen University & Research Business Day 2019

8 July 2019

On 26 September 2019 the Business Day will be held at Wageningen Campus. On this day developments in technology and new innovations will be key. Rick van de Zedde and Benny van der Fels will attend to speak about phenotyping.

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Vacancy – IT systems architect NPEC

3 July 2019

NPEC offers an opportunity for an enthusiastic and versatile IT systems architect to help us connect various elements of the new phenotyping facility we are building to a central database and make this accessible to users throughout the country.

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In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses

17 June 2019

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality in horticulture?

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€5.7 million towards future-proof lettuce varieties

29 November 2018

A new €5.7 million research project has been set up in order to make lettuce more resistant to pathogens and the effects of climate change as well as to improve its performance in new growing systems. To this end, researchers from institutions including Utrecht University will map the properties and genetic codes of 500 wild and cultivated lettuce varieties. ‘Our aim is to combine the most advantageous properties of these lettuce varieties into new varieties that will eventually end up on our plate.’

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