A tool to overcome the challenges of green plant segmentation in hyperspectral images

2019-09-11T12:16:15+09:3011 September 2019|

Dr Huajian Liu, from the APPF’s Adelaide node, has developed a one-class support vector machine classifier combined with a pre-processing method named ‘hyper-hue’ to segment green plant pixels in hyperspectral [...]

How phenomics can help accelerate the discovery of drought and heat tolerant traits in Australian Canola

2019-08-20T15:55:37+09:3020 August 2019|

  Canola (Oilseed Brassica napus) is ranked second amongst the major oilseeds behind soy, which dominates global production. It is an important crop in most grain growing regions of Australia, [...]

Could you be our next Technology and Development Leader in plant phenomics? Apply now!

2019-07-16T15:59:28+09:3016 July 2019|

The Plant Accelerator® has new state-of-the-art equipment arriving soon to enable innovative plant phenomics studies in controlled environments and the field. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join [...]

Variable water cycles have a greater impact on wheat growth and soil nitrogen response than constant watering

2019-05-27T11:48:42+09:3027 May 2019|

  A study featuring research by Adelaide-Nottingham PhD student Olivia Cousins, has found cycling water availability from wet to dry reduced plant growth in wheat more than maintaining a constant [...]

Wild barley reveals drought tolerant traits that could improve elite cultivars

2019-04-30T16:33:24+09:3030 April 2019|

A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg have identified beneficial alleles from wild barley that can be used for [...]

‘Taking 5’ with past Postgraduate Internship Award (PIA) recipient – Yoav Yichie

2019-04-10T15:05:04+09:3010 April 2019|

Can you share with us in the simplest terms what your research is about? The aim of my research is to explore some of the great genetic diversity of the [...]

Could you be our next Business Manager? Applications for this Adelaide-based role are now open.

2019-04-09T14:27:47+09:309 April 2019|

We are seeking a highly organised and outcome focused Business Manager to join our dynamic and multi-disciplinary team of experts at the APPF's Adelaide node, The Plant Accelerator®, located at [...]

Make your friends green with envy, apply for an APPF postgrad internship grant!

2019-03-26T08:53:14+09:3025 March 2019|

The next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) are open Applications close – 18 April 2019  (special extension from 31 March) This is an [...]

Plant phenotyping with Uncle Sam – Brooke Bruning’s trip to the USA

2019-02-25T16:33:30+09:3025 February 2019|

APPF and University of Adelaide PhD student, Brooke Bruning, shares experiences from her recent trip to Phenome 2019 and Purdue University, USA. Phenome Conference 2019  |  6 - 9 February [...]

Boosting performance of Australia’s world-class research facilities

2019-01-16T15:50:47+09:3016 January 2019|

In an announcement today, the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will receive an additional $1 million in funding, ensuring our world-class facility remains at the cutting edge of plant science [...]

High-throughput 3D modelling to dissect the genetic control of leaf elongation in barley

2019-01-10T10:07:47+09:309 January 2019|

Counting and measuring the length of leaves on a barley plant sounds simple enough. But try doing it on hundreds of plants on a daily basis, something you would need [...]

Novel salt-tolerant genetic loci detected in glasshouse show increased wheat grain yield in the Australian environment

2018-10-25T16:34:40+09:3025 October 2018|

A team of scientists, including the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Dr Bettina Berger, have identified a number of novel beneficial genetic loci (so-called quantitative trait loci or QTL) that associated [...]

Job opportunity: Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

2018-09-20T10:57:43+09:3020 September 2018|

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional leader and communicator with an entrepreneurial vision to lead the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and drive the development and implementation of the [...]

Demtec 1016 Smart Potting Machine for sale (Adelaide, SA)

2018-09-13T11:15:02+09:3013 September 2018|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility's Adelaide node is offering a second-hand Demtec 1016 Smart Potting Machine for sale. Specifications: Clockwise or anti-clockwise rotation version potting ring (16 station) Variable speed [...]

APPF postgrad internship grants – enough to make your friends green with envy. Apply now!

2018-09-05T14:59:58+09:305 September 2018|

There next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) have been announced! Applications close – 30 November, 2018 This is an exciting opportunity to be [...]