PSI Discussion Group: Field Trip to Jülich Forschungszentrum

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PSI Special: Field Trip to Jülich Forschungszentrum, Tuesday 23 May 2017

Are you interested in plant-soil interactions? Curious about how roots respond to their environment, and what this means for plant growth and plant community interactions? Want to know the latest developments in root phenotyping technologies? If yes, then don’t miss the PSI special- Field Trip to Forschungszentrum Jülich!

Forschungszentrum Jülich has developed a variety of state of the art plant phenotyping platforms. Various techniques, from non-invasive techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, to modelling approaches such as OpenSimRoot, are used to quantitatively assess root structure and function in various environments. In this field trip, you will see root and shoot phenotyping in action!
You will also have the opportunity to present your own research in a 10 minute presentation. Three PhDs from our group will get the chance to present their research, so please indicate below if you would like to present.

A program will follow soon. For more information about the Plant Soil Interactions discussion group, check out our website at If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Practical details:

When: Tuesday 23 May 2017. We will leave Wageningen by car at 8 AM sharp. We will return at approximately 6 PM.

How: We will carpool, so please indicate if you have a car and/or are willing to drive (drivers will be reimbursed € 0.28 / km)

How much: Costs will be approximately € 20,- per person (for transportation), please bring your own lunch!

If you want to join, please fill out the form below. This field trip is limited to 20 participants, so sign up quick!