Summer school

Summer School on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

Are you looking for a complete overview of image analysis techniques for automatic plant
phenotyping? The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) at the university of Nottingham and Wageningen University & Research together organize this special Summer School. The course will provide a mixture of underlying theory and practical hands-on training. During the course you will have the opportunity to work on real plant image analysis problems so you can apply it directly in practice.

Organised by The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, Wageningen Plant Research, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Wageningen Academy

Mon 10 July 2017 until Fri 14 July 2017

Our Approach

In this programme, a mixture of lectures from experts from the university of Nottingham and Wageningen University & Research, are combined with hands-on training. During the course there is ample time to discuss the issues of importance to your company/institutions with the experts. We will pay attention to the following subjects:
• Images and image quality
• Noise and noise removal
• Segmentation
• Multi- and hyperspectral imaging
• Machine learning
• 3D imaging
• Open session and case studies

    Target Group

    This Summer School is primarily intended for researchers working on automatic phenotyping and technical experts in breeding companies who use, or plan to use, image analysis. If you have doubts whether you belong to the target group or have enough relevant basic knowledge,
    please don’t hesitate to contact us!


    After following this Summer School you know about the latest insights in imaging techniques applied to plant phenotyping. Furthermore, you will be able to apply them in daily practice in your experiments.


    You can download the flyer here:
    - Download the summer school (2017 edition) flyer

    Course Leaders

    The Summer School is given by dr. Gerrit Polder and Rick van de Zedde MSc, Wageningen University & Research and prof. Tony Pridmore, University of Nottingham.

    COST Action FA1306

    Criteria participants:

    - PhD students and early postdocs
    - Participating COST countries 

    The Summer School Plant Phenotyping is supported by FA COST Action FA1306 The quest for tolerant varieties - Phenotyping at plant and cellular level’

    Selected participants can reimburse their course fee, accommodation and travel costs. Please note that there is a maximum of 10.

    If you would like to apply for this bursary, please sent us your CV and motivation letter before the 24th of April.

    Application is possible till the beginning of June 2017, but full=full. You can apply by sending your cv and motivation letter.

    Artist Impressions of Plant Phenotyping Tools (WUR)