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Transdisciplinary Plant Phenomics and Phenotyping for Maize Crop Improvement

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 12 PM PST (UTC-8) | 2 PM CST (UTC-6) | 3 PM EST (UTC -5) Emerging tools in plant phenomics and high-throughput field phenotyping are redefining possibilities for decisions in plant breeding and agronomy as well as discoveries in the plant sciences more broadly.…

Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology

About this seminar In this seminar, we examined the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve learned a great deal about the mechanistic underpinnings of development and metabolism. However, the…

Transforming Pixels to Millimeters: Geometric Camera Calibration

About This Seminar The affordability and ubiquity of cameras have led to their increasing use in many disciplines. In plant phenomics, it is common to see experimental data based on image-derived measurements. This seminar will explain geometric camera calibration, whereby pixel measurements are mapped…

Plant Synthetic Biology 101

About this seminar: Synthetic biology is an emerging discipline that seeks to apply engineering principles to biology. But what does this actually mean? How does it differ from what has come before? And what challenges are presented by pursuing synthetic biology approaches in plants? In this webinar,…

Computational Plant Science: Science at the Interface of Math, Computer Science, and Plant Biology

About This Seminar This seminar will give insight into the research of cross-trained scientists at the interface of mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In doing so, the seminar will cover several research projects of varying complexity performed at the computational plant science lab…

Data Management 101: Tips for making your published data more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable

About This Seminar: The sheer volume of experimental data being generated in biology presents both opportunities and challenges. When data are easy to access, analyze, and reuse, they can drive innovation while maximizing the returns on the investments of time, grant money, and energy that went into…

Using Raspberry Pi Computers in the Lab

This seminar will demonstrate how low-cost microcomputers may be used for different applications in the lab. The seminar will focus on tips and suggestions for setting up low-cost, high-throughput phenotyping hardware. PlantCV (Plant Computer Vision; image analysis software for high-throughput plant…

The Future of Phenomics Enabled Biology: Key Takeaways from Phenome 2018

In this seminar, Carolyn Lawrence-Dill and Joshua Peschel, members of the Phenome 2018 Organizing Committee, discuss the key takeaways from the February 2018 conference held in Tucson, Arizona. Phenome 2018 brought together a multidisciplinary community comprising ecologists, engineers, agronomists,…

Plants, Rumors and Imaging Spectroscopy

Participants will have: Introduction to Hyperspectral Image Analysis and Sub-pixel Target Detection Introduction to Basic Machine Learning Concepts and to Multiple Instance Learning Concepts Introduction to Algorithmic Target Detection Most supervised machine learning algorithms assume…