At the Phenome meetings, we know that cutting-edge innovation doesn't just happen at the symposia-- our sponsors have lots of incredible phenotyping technology to share with you. Here we profile Phenospex, sponsor of the Digital Phenotyping Workshop.

  • Check out Phenospex at Table #16 in the exhibitor area! 
  • Don't miss the presentation bEwaut Kissel, PhenoSpex Computational Biologist & Head Software Developer at the Digital Phenotyping Workshop. 
  • Meet Dr. Philipp von Gillhaussen Scientist & Sales Manager at poster #521 - "MICROSCAN small phenotyping tasks with high flexibility and fast results"

To help connect researchers with great phenotyping tools, we've asked our sponsors some questions:

1. Why are you excited about attending Phenome 2019? Why should your colleagues attend this meeting?

Phenome is considered THE conference on plant phenotyping in the U.S. It is here where you can fetch the latest scientific updates from that community and see all the newest developments and offerings the industry has in regards to plant phenotyping.

2. What do you wish phenotyping researchers knew about your business or product? How does it improve phenotyping research?

Phenospex augments phenotyping and affiliated research by automating plant screening applications. This increases the amount and the quality of data the researchers can access.  We do this by integrating our sensor PlantEye in lab-, greenhouse- and field applications and complement it with our fast-track analysis platform.

PlantEye for 3D & multispectral plant scanning in labs, greenhouses and fields.

PlantEye is a high-end sensor that combines 3D & multispectral information. Physical plant parameters, like height or biomass, are extracted from the 3D models in near real time. This enables the researcher to have a direct quantification of more than 10 plant parameters.

Image 3D Model - cabbage ndvi Xanthomonas
Cabbage plants (Brassica oleracea ssp.), inoculated with Xanthomonas campestris (right), showing exact distribution and overall lower NDVI values compared to control plant (left).

Within seconds after the measurement, data can be visualized and analyzed with HortControl. With its sand-box approach, the user can access a range of modules.  This modular structure even allows targeting special applications like generating growth dynamics or germination reports.

Hortcontrol – Diurnal plant growth dynamics
HortControl screenshot - Linegraph showing diurnal leaf movement and growth dynamics of tomato plants. Plant height (y-axis) in mm visualized over time in hours (x-axis).

3. Anything else we should promote?

Yes, our newest product, MicroScan. With our new MicroScan phenotyping device, Phenospex introduces a light weight, stand-alone system including all functionalities of our renowned sensor PlantEye and enabling the user to take it wherever it is needed.

Assembled MicroScan, including PlantEye F500.

4. If you will have some people on site, would you please introduce them!?

We have three people on site. To gain and share knowledge we will participate in the digital phenotyping workshop. Here we present in depth information of our analysis software HortControl. Attending are:

  • Ewaut Kissel - Computational Biologist & Head Software Developer (Speaker at the Digital Phenotyping Workshop)
  • Alexander Den Ouden - Application Engineer & Sales Manager
  • Dr. Philipp von Gillhaussen - Scientist & Sales Manager (poster #521 - MICROSCAN small phenotyping tasks with high flexibility and fast results)

The Phenome 2019 organizers thank Phenospex for their support!