Module 3 – Multi-Environment climate chamber
The Multi-Environment climate chamber module has been designed to study how plants grow under precisely controlled conditions, and how they adapt to stress. For example, they can use a high-resolution camera to reveal how a pathogen spreads through a plant, or how different types of LED lights affect a plant's immune system. Other research could involve investigating how a plant reacts to changes in light quality, or to floods or drought. This facility can also simulate various climate conditions, for example to study how a plant reacts to frost or to continuous temperatures of above 40°C.
The climate chamber will be housed at Utrecht University.
NPEC's ecotron module consists of a range of fully closed and controlled mesocosm systems that allow for real-life plant (agro-) ecosystem analyses in real time.
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.
Multi-Environment climate chamber
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.
High-Throughput Phenotyping climate chamber
The Robin PSI PlantScreenTM system is an independent device which can be used to create a digital phenotype of individual plants.
The fully automated NPEC greenhouse is equipped with conveyors and gantries to collect large scale phenotypic data.
The NPEC Open Field module consists of one easily transportable vehicle, the TraitSeeker and three UAVs, all equipped with state-of-the-art sensors.