The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre is located in Canberra at CSIRO Plant Industry and the Australian National University. This centre focuses on "deep phenotyping" (delving into metabolism and physiological processes within the plant) and "reverse phenomics" (dissecting traits to discover their mechanistic basis).
Next generation research tools are being developed and applied to probe plant function and performance, under controlled conditions and in the field.
Recent advances in robotics, imaging and computing are used in applying these technologies and scaling them from the single plant to the ecosystem level. Two levels of service are provided in the HRPPC.
First, projects can be housed in the "Research Hotel" environment where screening systems can be developed using facility staff and resources then deployed in the facility and in the user's home institution.
Second, users' material can be screened for specific attributes using one or more of the modules housed at CSIRO or the ANU. This node of the facility focus on flexibility from cereals to dicots and woody perennials at all stages of development.