Workshop on phenotyping standards 29-30 April

This is a 1 1/2 days introductory workshop hosted by NordPlant and INRA on datastandards for plant phenotyping led by Célia Michotey (INRA) and Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon (INRA). It will be held 29-30 April in Lund and is open for maximum 20 participants.  Employees at the five NordPlant university have priority, but a number of places are also reserved for researchers at other Nordic Universities.

To register please send an email to Erik Alexandersson  including a short motivation why this workshop would benefit you. It is open to PhDs, post docs, university staff and researchers. Deadline of registration 10 April or until places full.


Start 9:00 with coffee and sandwich in Biskopshuset, Lund (

Day 1 morning 9:30-12:00

** general overview of the standards for phenotyping studies

** presentation of the MIAPPE standard, used to describe trial studies (

** presentation of the cropontology standard, ontologies used to define observations made in the trials (

** presentation of an ontology for forest trees: the “Woody Plant Ontology” (

12:00 Lunch (included)

Day 1 afternoon 13:00-16:00

** hands-on session: each participant bring a relevant dataset of its phenotyping data and try to use the presented standards to describe it (NB! datasets can also be provided)

** wrap-up of the hands-on session

18:30 Workshop dinner (not included, more info to come)

Day 2 morning 9:00-12:00 (Lund, venue Biskopshuset)

** examples of data management, advantages of using standards (with an evocation of the BrAPI standard,

** conclusions of the workshop