Ground Breaking Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture: Digitalization of Crop Biodiversity

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11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017 | Brussels

Ground Breaking Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture: Digitalization of Crop Biodiversity

The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union, together with the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalization of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, cordially invite you to attend the colloquium.

The event will provide a forum for discussion of the opportunities plant phenotyping technologies provide towards the digitalization of cop Biodiversity conserved in European gene banks in terms of its impact on the development of a more sustainable agricultural praxis in the EU. The addressed issues will include, the latest technological developments of plant phenotyping, its accessibility for scientists of academia and industry within the European Research Area, research funding and the innovation potential they provide for plant breeding and agricultural praxis.

Registration & Lunch

Welcome Address
Minister Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann
Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation, Magdeburg/ GE

Prof. Dr. Andreas Graner
Managing Director, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Gatersleben/ GE

Plant Phenotyping at IPK
Prof. Dr. Thomas Altmann
Head of the Department Molecular Genetics, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Gatersleben/ GE

Plant Phenotyping: European Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr
German Plant Phenotyping Network, DPPN, European Infrastructure for multi-scale Plant Phenomics and Simulation for Food Security in a Changing Climate, EMPHASIS
Forschungszentrum Jülich/ GE

Plant Phenotyping: Industrial Benefits
Dr. Piotr Puzio
Head Crop Pipelines Gent/BEL, BASF Crop Design

Crop biodiversity: Research and Innovation approaches under Horizon 2020
Annette Schneegans
Research Programme Officer: Research and Innovation, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Directorate H General Aspects of Rural Development and Research European Commission

Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann
Prof. Dr. Thomas Altmann
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr
Dr. Piotr Puzio
Annette Schneegans

Dr. Karin Metzlaff
Executive Director, European Plant Science Organization

15:30 Coffee & Networking

Information on participating / attending:
Please express your interest and register not later than 31 October 2017 by replying to the following email address: or by phoning +32 2 741 09 31. Only a limited number of places are available. We operate a first come first served policy.


11/07/2017 12:00 - 11/07/2017 16:00

Registration deadline:


Event venue:

Representation of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU
Centre of the Regions
Boulevard Saint Michel 80
1040 Brussels

Target group:

all interested persons



Subject areas:

Biology, Zoology / agricultural and forest sciences

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture




Regina Devrient


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