Symposium: Measuring the Photosynthetic phenome

Published on
June 18, 2014

A meeting to honour the retirement of Jan Snel
Forum building, Wageningen University
7-9 July, 2014

Scope of the meeting

Our own increasing demands on plants for food and the bio-based economy will depend on increases in assimilation in crop plants. Understanding the operation and limitations on photosynthesis is an essential step towards understanding the growth and productivity of plants and improving their performance. However in the absence of techniques that can measure effectively this complex process, our hopes to better understand and improve it would be no more than tears in the rain.

This meeting will offer a multidisciplinary programme in which the state-of-the-art in photosynthetic measurement techniques will be described, along with a special session dealing with developments in high-throughout phenotyping.


  • PhD students of PE&RC**, EPS and VLAG with an approved TSP: € 60,00
  • All other PhD candidates and staff of organizing institutes: € 120,00
  • All other participants: € 220,00

* Includes course fee, participation to the meeting, coffee/tea and lunches

** Those who will defend their thesis at Wageningen University


  • Herbert van Amerongen (Wageningen University)
  • Arjen Bader (Wageningen University)
  • Jan Snel (Wageningen University & Research Centre)
  • Jeremy Harbinson (Wageningen University)
  • Bernard Genty (Cadarache CNRS/CEA)
  • Giles Johnson (University of Manchester)
  • Alena Prusova (Wageningen University)
  • Henk Van As (Wageningen University)
  • Erik Murchie (University of Nottingham)
  • Jochem Evers (Wageningen University)
  • Mike Pound (University of Nottingham)
  • Roland Pieruschka (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Tracy Lawson (Univesity of Essex)
  • Mark Aarts (Wageningen University)
  • Xinyou Yin (Wageningen University)
  • Dave Kramer(Michigan State University)

Information and registration


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Claudius van de Vijver

Phone: +31317485116