Group of master students studying Plant Sciences, Plant Biotechnology or Organic Agriculture from Waheningen University and their PI´s visited PSI Research Center in frame of the BUITEX Project. One of the activities organize within BUITEX are multiple day excursions abroad providing the students good view in the opportunities and companies in a foreign country different than the Netherlands.
The foreign excursion has the purpose to make students more familiar with foreign companies within the discipline of Plant Sciences and gaining more insights in career perspectives. PSI is, as world leading company providing automated phenotyping technology, the first company the students visit during their 2-week stay in Czech Republic.
Half a day workshop focused on introduction into current state of art in plant phenotyping technologies, overview of image-based sensors used in plant phenomics and overview of practical applications in abiotic stress research. Theoretical part was combined with practical demonstration and visit of two plant phenotyping platforms installed in PSI Research center.
Martin Trtilek, CEO & Founder of Photon Systems Instrument and Dr. Edhem Custovic have successfully commissioned new advanced plant growth & analysis technology "Growth Capsules" at Australia's top ranked institution, The Australian National University. We are proud to establish the presence of Scientific Instruments Australia (SIA) in the Australian capital city. SIA is an innovative company that designs, develops & manufactures instrumentation & software for plant science, biotechnology and agriculture. This follows on from the establishment of our facility at La Trobe University. By the end of 2019, we will also establish a consultancy in Bosnia & Herzegovina that will collaborate closely with all of these entities and allow young people to learn from the world's best!
PSI CEO Martin Trtilek, Director of our Australian operations Scientific Instruments Australia,
Dr. Edhem Custovic and Dr. Mojmír Šerý from the Institute of Scientific Instrument, Czech Academy of Sciences are in Brisbane, Australia attending the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis Conference on the theme "Innovations in Agriculture for Food Security". They are showcasing the innovative technology which we design, develop and deploy globally. Scientists can rest assured that we are providing the best technology solutions on the market. We combine world-class engineering, computer science with comprehensive understanding of the latest scientific trends and discoveries.
We attended the Eucarpia Leafy Vegetables Internation Conference 2019 last week.
The meeting was a part of a series of conferences organized by Eucarpia (European Association for Research on Plant Breeding) and was held by Palacký University Olomouc. The conference aimed to facilitate communication and discussion related to all aspects of leafy vegetable quality, from genetic resources to breeding, production, and postharvest handling.
PSI team is happy to announce that we have successfully finished the installation of PlantScreenTM Modular high-throughput phenotyping system at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology (BIOP), Helmholtz Zentrum München. BIOP explores natural defense mechanisms, growth and the efficient use of resources in response to environmental stimuli, focusing predominantly on molecular mechanisms allowing response and adaptation to biotic as well as abiotic stress.
Phenotyping system comprises growth buffer with the capacity of 980plants, adaptation tunnel, PAM kinetic chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, RGB imaging and precise watering and weighting station. System is equipped with customized LED light bars manufactured by PSI, enabling to provide irradiance up to 1000 µmol.m-2.s-1 with separate control of white, blue, red and far red channels.
"Martin Trtílek has succeeded in establishing a company with global prestige in Drásov near Brno.PSI has been developing and manufacturing instruments for plant research for more than 20 years. Now its owner also wants to focus on devices with broader appeal."
Last week our colleague Klára Panzarová was attending B·Debate called When development meets stress: Understanding developmental reprogramming upon pathogenesis in plants in Barcelona, Spain organized by CRAG, Centre for Research in Agricultural genomics, Excelencia Severo Ochoa, Biocat and Obra Social la Caixa. She was one of the speakers and presented PSI with a speech about Novel phenotypic approaches in quantitative analysis of biotic stress in plants.
PSI is proud to announce that we have been selected to supply a large-scale plant phenotyping system complex to be located at Biological Research Centre (BRC) Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged, Hungary. The BRC is an outstanding institution of the internationally acknowledged Hungarian biological research. It employs about 260 scientists whose work is hall-marked by highly appreciated international scientific publications and patents. The research topics include several fields of molecular and cell biology from the industrial utilization of bacteria through controlled improvement of cultivated plants to the problems of human health and environmental protection. BRC is mainly a scientific basic research centre, but scientists of BRC play an initiative role in the foundation and promotion of biotechnological companies, as well as in educational duties.
PSI has designed a PlantScreenTM systems tailored to BRC’s specific research goals. The PlantScreenTM will be located in our Fytoscope walk-in growth room optimised for phenotyping applications under precisely controlled environmental conditions, and will be used by multiple research teams, including one under the directorship of Dr. Imre Vass of Institute of Plant Biology, to screen various species for growth characteristics, photosynthetic activity, biochemical status and resistance to stresses.
The entire phenotyping complex consists of customised PlantScreenTM Compact System, PlantScreenTM Root System that are both inside large growth chamber. The last part is a PlantScreenTM Modular System which will be located in a Greenhouse.
Systems are fully automated and utilize cutting-edge imaging sensors. These include imaging stations for quantifying:
PSI’s PlantscreenTM PSI’s PlantscreenTM system is the culmination of decades of development in sensor technology, robotics, automation and software engineering conducted by the team of 100+ engineers, imaging specialists, plant research scientists and experts in optics at PSI.
Installation and commissioning of the PlantScreenTM are planned for first half of next year.
PSI is proud to announce that we have been selected to supply a large-scale plant phenotyping system to be located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA. Currently celebrating 75 years since its foundation, ORNL is a world leader in numerous research fields, including biology, energy and materials science.
In conjunction with its North American partner, Qubit Systems Inc., PSI has custom-designed a PlantScreenTM system tailored to ORNL’s specific research goals. The PlantScreenTM will be located in a greenhouse/headhouse facility optimised for phenotyping applications, and will be used by multiple research teams, including one under the directorship of Dr. Gerald Tuskan of the Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL, to screen various species for growth characteristics, photosynthetic activity, biochemical status and resistance to stresses.
The PlantScreenTM consists of an automated conveyor capable of transporting thousands of plants between a cultivation area in the greenhouse and PSI’s suite of cutting-edge imaging devices. These include imaging stations for quantifying:
PSI’s PlantscreenTM is the culmination of decades of development in sensor technology, robotics, automation and software engineering conducted by the team of 100+ plant research scientists, imaging specialists, electronics technologists and software engineers at PSI and Qubit Phenomics.
Installation and commissioning of the PlantScreenTM are planned for June 2019.
That`s one small step for mankind, one giant leap for Photon Systems Instruments. Photon Systems Instruments together with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration are looking for new customers throughout the universe!
We are very proud to invite you to the THIRD INTEGRATED PLANT AND ALGAL PHENOMICS MEETING (IPAP), to be held this year in the beautiful and historic city of Prague between August 26th and 29th 2018.
The conference will focus on the rapidly expanding field of high throughput plant and algal phenotyping, and will feature an excellent program with speakers presenting data from laboratory and field studies derived using a variety of phenotyping platforms and techniques.
We are very proud to invite you to the SECOND INTEGRATED PLANT AND ALGAL PHENOMICS MEETING (IPAP), to be held this year in the beautiful and historic city of Prague between September 4th and 7th. The conference will focus on the rapidly expanding field of high throughput plant and algal phenotyping, and will feature an excellent program with speakers presenting data from laboratory and field studies derived using a variety of phenotyping platforms and techniques.
Meet us during these upcoming events