Module 2 – Plant-Microbe Interaction Phenotyping – Helios

Helios allows the automatic characterization of above-ground properties for various plants and purposes. Between 63 and 1260 plants can be grown on soil pots from 250ml to 5L with a maximum height of 100cm under controlled environmental conditions with automated plant handling, precise irrigation, and phenotyping via 3D laser scanning triangulation and RGB, fluorescence, and VNIR hyperspectral imaging.


These systems have been developed by Photon Systems Instruments.


Valerian Meline (UU)

Valerian Meline

Operational team

Vinicius Lube
Marciel Pereira Mendes

Technical experts

Roeland Berendsen
Corné Pieterse

Tools and equipment

Plant-Microbe Interactions phenotyping

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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