Global Experts to Gather at the Danforth Plant Science Center to Explore Advances in Phenotyping and Precision Agriculture

ST. LOUIS, MO, January 25, 2023 – The North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN), a partner of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN), will host its annual conference at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center February 13–17. The conference is the largest of its kind and aims to bring together experts from a wide range of disciplines to build knowledge and community to advance North American research in plant phenotyping and precision agriculture.  

The conference will feature a diverse set of speakers and topics, scientific sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking sessions designed to include a variety of career stages and disciplines. 

“Plant phenotyping is a highly interdisciplinary field that aims to revolutionize plant and agricultural research and crop production systems,” said Noah Fahlgren, Director of the Danforth Center’s Data Science Facility. “Broadly speaking, these advances are possible when phenotyping allows us to see plant structures or responses to the environment that are otherwise hidden or difficult to measure.” Phenotyping is a cutting-edge technology with the potential to open new doors in the world of plant research. The NAPPN conference is helping to build a community of experts around this technology, increasing the number of researchers who are able to take full advantage of its potential. 

“Each year, attendees of the annual NAPPN conference have the opportunity to see plant phenotyping infrastructure and community resources firsthand,” Fahlgren said. “This year, we are excited that we get to showcase the fantastic community in and around the Danforth Center.” 

Those interested in attending the conference can learn more and register on the NAPPN’s website. The event is open to the public and offers both virtual and in-person attendance options. The deadlines to register for in-person and virtual attendance are February 1 and February 10, respectively.  

About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research, education, and outreach aim to have impact at the nexus of food security and the environment and position the St. Louis region as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Follow us on Twitter at @DanforthCenter

For more information contact: Karla Roeber, Vice President, Public and Government Affairs, [email protected], +1 314.406.4287.