Event hosts and attendees are working toward the formation of a network to enable continued collaboration between public and private sector organizations and individuals working in phenotyping.
“Interest in the phenotyping event has exceeded our highest expectations, which speaks to the critical importance of connecting plants’ DNA information to meaningful traits,” said April Carroll, director of phenomics for the Purdue University College of Agriculture.
The phenotyping convening event is made possible in part by support from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Monsanto.
The event is being held in conjunction with this week’s dedication of the Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center, Purdue’s new automated phenotyping and seed processing facility.
“The Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center is designed as an intersection for researchers in agronomy, plant biology, engineering and data science to collaborate on developing new and improved plant varieties and screening technologies,” said Carroll.
April Carroll, Ph.D., Purdue University College of Agriculture