We are very proud to invite you to the 4th INTEGRATED PLANT AND ALGAL PHENOMICS MEETING (IPAP), to be held this year in the beautiful and historic city of Brno between July 12th and 15th 2020.

The conference will focus on the rapidly expanding field of high throughput plant and algal phenotyping with a program that includes challenges and solutions to field studies, novel approaches to root phenotyping and the application of machine learning and big data computation for predictive modelling. The application of metaphenomic data analysis and trait elucidation will be considered in relation to acceleration of breeding programs for agronomically important crops, and the selection of algal strains for high yielding commercial culture.

Two focused sessions will be organised that will cover: (1) State-of-the-art Technology for Controlled
Environment Research co-ordinated by Prof. Thomas Altmann and (2) Novel High-Throughput Approaches in
Biostimulant Research co-ordinated by Dr. Lukáš Spíchal. The conference will be complemented by a one-day hands-on workshop focusing on Tools and Advance in Field Phenotyping.

All academic and industrial researchers who wish to learn more about the latest techniques
and approaches for high throughput phenotyping are encouraged to attend.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:


TOPICS COVERED IN THE MEETING WILL INCLUDE:


  • Latest and future advances in sensor technology for plant phenotyping
  • Integrative approaches in indoor and outdoor phenotyping
  • Phenotyping technologies for sustainable agriculture
  • Dynamic controlled environment
  • Novel approaches in sustainable plant production
  • Phenotypical multi-scale data and application of meta-phenomic data analysis
  • Algae phenotyping

Conference delegates will be given the opportunity to visit the new plant phenotyping center near Brno, designed, built and operated by Photon Systems Instruments (PSI). This state of the art center is located in the beautiful Moravian countryside, and incorporates novel technologies for numerous aspects of lab and field phenotyping. The center will offer complete phenotyping services, as well as allow visiting scientists to conduct proof-of-concept experiments. The PSI facility also houses a research centre for the study of algal physiology and biotechnology, with numerous large and small scale photobioreactors of various designs.

For more information, sponsoring opportunities and details of exhibitors, please contact Mrs. Adela Borovkova at borovkova(a)psi.cz

We look forward to welcoming you in Brno.

With kind regards,

IPAP 2020, Organising Committee

IMPORTANT DATES:


  • Start of online registration: as of December 2019
  • 12th April 2020: Early bird registration
  • 15th June 2020: Deadline for submission of abstract
  • 30th June 2020: Final online registration for the conference
  • 12th - 15th July 2020: Conference


Video about Brno Region

GENERAL INFORMATION


Dates: July 12th - 15th 2020

Official language
English

Meeting location
IPAP 2020 meeting will be held at the Hotel Atlantis,located near the Brno Dam.
GPS: 49.2476158N, 16.5181644E

Venue
Hotel Atlantis
Rozdrojovice 177
664 34 Rozdrojovice
Czech republic
Phone: +420 546 419 000

https://www.hotel-atlantis.cz/


Accommodation
Accommodation in the venue hotel is available. Participants are kindly requested to specify room preferences during registration step for accommodation in Hotel Atlantis.

Parking
Free parking is available for accommodated and participants of the conference.


Internet access
WiFi internet access is available at the conference venue for free.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

From Vaclav Havel airport in Prague, or Schwechat Airport in Vienna airport, you can use bus or train connections to Brno organized by RegioJet company. RegioJet can be recognized by its yellow buses and trains.

We recommend buying a bus / train ticket in advance here:

https://www.regiojet.com/

Travel from Vaclav Havel Airport Prague to Brno:


By bus: The stop is located at Terminal 1, between parking 1 and parking C. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you must pass into the Arrivals Hall at terminal 1. You can also buy tickets in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 at the Student Agency ticket counter, or directly on the bus (please note that bus transport is popular, and buses may be fully occupied, so advance booking is recommended). Buses run up to 16 times a day. The price of a one-way ticket is around 10 EUR.

The destination name in Brno is: “Brno - AN at the Grand Hotel”

By train: Take the Airport Express bus line connecting Václav Havel Airport Prague (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) with Prague main railway station. These Express buses run every half hour. From the Prague main station, there is a direct connection to Brno (your final destination is “Brno-Dolní nádraží”).

Travel from Vienna airport (Schwechat) to Brno:


By bus: The RegioJet bus stop is located at the bus station in front of the Arrivals Hall. After leaving the new Arrivals Hall turn right. Buses to Brno depart from platform No. 2. Buses run up to 6 times a day. The price of a one-way ticket is around 17 EUR. Advance purchase is recommended. Drivers accept cash payment only.

The destination name in Brno is: “Brno - AN at the Grand Hotel”

By train: This requires travel from the airport to the main railway station - Wien-Hauptbahnhof. From the airport, use the local bus transfer or Railjet ÖBB. You can get tickets online at www.oebb.at, via the ÖBB Ticket-App or at the vending machines in the station lobby.

From Brno to Hotel Atlantis:


Taxi: The distance from from Brno – AN at the Grand Hotel to Atlantis Hotel is 13km, and would not take more than 20 mins. Approximate price 440 CZK, 17 EUR (CITY TAXI, tel. 00420 542 321 321)

By Public Transport:
Take the tram No.1 from the Hlavní nádraží stop (platform No.1, direction Bystrc, Ečerova). The tram station is located approx. 80 meters from the bus station AN at the Grand Hotel. Take the tram from the stop Hlavní nádraží to Zoologická zahrada stop. This part will take you about 23 minutes. At the Zoologická zahrada stop, use bus No. 302 (direction Jinačovice/Kuřim) and go to the Rozdrojovice rekr.stř. stop.

The bus stops directly in front of the Hotel Atlantis. Use the red stop button on the bus to request disembarkation.

The ticket can be bought in vending machines at the "Hlavní nádraží" stop. Ticket price for 60 min is 25 CZK = 1 EUR (some machines allow credit card payments). One ticket will serve for both means of transport (tram and bus).

On Sunday 12th July 2020, we will organize pick-up in the afternoon from the "Brno - AN hotel Grand" bus station directly to the Atlantis hotel by PSI minibus. The PSI minibus will leave at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

  • July 12th: Registration (late afternoon) and welcome reception.
  • July 13th-14th: Presentations, posters and round-table discussions.
  • July 14th: Evening grill party in the hotel garden.
  • July 15th: Morning sessions. Afternoon workshop at PSI Phenomics Research Centre.
  • July 16th: Optional visit to Mendel Museum

The phenotyping workshop will allow you to visit Photon Systems’ state-of-the-art Phenotyping Research Centre. This state-of-the-art center is located in the beautiful Moravian countryside, and incorporates novel technologies for numerous aspects of lab and field phenotyping. The center offers complete phenotyping services, as well as allow visiting scientists to conduct proof-of-concept experiments. The PSI facility also houses a research centre for the study of algal physiology and biotechnology, with numerous large and small scale photobioreactors of various designs.

The visit to the Mendel Museum includes access to the private collection, not usually available to the general public. This is a unique opportunity to gain a more complete appreciation of Mendel as both a man and a scientist.

Read more about Mendel Museum

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Thomas Altmann

Head OT Gatersleben, IPK Gatersleben, Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Germany


Prof. Jim Whelan

Research Director for the La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food. Chief Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Australia


Prof. Gerald Tuskan

Chief Executive Officer. Center for Bioenergy Innovation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States


Prof. Imre Vass

Institute Director, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Biology, Hungary


Dr. Lukáš Spíchal

Palacký University Olomouc, Centre of the region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Czech Republic


Dr. Christophe Salon

Research Director: UMR Agroécologie. Scientific Manager of the 4PMI Platform.
INRA, Dijon, France


Online Registration

Sign In to the Payment Portal and details of realized registration

Please read through the general information before starting to register. The online registration will close on 30th June.
Early bird registration discount will be available until April 12th. Onsite registration and payment will be also available on July 12th.

The registration fee includes:

  • access to all presentations,
  • conference programme and abstract book,
  • coffee breaks and lunches during all meeting days,
  • welcome party,
  • evening grill party in the hotel garden.

The registration fee needs to be paid during the online registration process on the secured registration website. Your registration will be complete once the payment was received. Then you will receive a registration confirmation by email. Please print this confirmation and bring it with you to the meeting to accelerate your badging on site.


Your Details

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Registration Fee

Student ***

  • access to all presentations
  • symposium programme and abstract book
  • coffee breaks and lunches during all meeting days
  • welcome party
  • evening grill party in the hotel garden

390 EUR *

460 EUR **

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Exhibitor

  • REGULAR +
  • 2 complimentary meeting registrations
  • 2m x 3m exhibit space with 1 table, 2 chairs and electric outlet
  • company logo on IPAP website
  • company brochure inside each conference bag for delegates

3000 EUR

 

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*** A stamped and signed letter from your department administration confirming your program of study and expected end date. A scan of your Student ID card.

Accommodation

Special price rates in meeting venue for registered participants.

Single Room

  • all rooms are air-conditioned and non-smoking
  • double or twin bed
  • safety deposit box
  • free Wi-Fi
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • free access to the swimming pool, gym and sauna

65 EUR

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Double Room

  • all rooms are air-conditioned and non-smoking
  • double or twin bed
  • safety deposit box
  • free Wi-Fi
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • free access to the swimming pool, gym and sauna

75 EUR

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  • Workshop is held in PSI facilities near Brno (Drasov)

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


All IPAP 2020 attendees and exhibitors with paid registration are invited to submit abstracts. Please note that only registered participants can upload the abstract via this page.

The same conditions apply to both oral and poster presentations. Please note that after the 30th June 2020 no editing of submitted abstracts will be undertaken and abstracts will be published in the abstract book as submitted. Following the abstract submission deadline 15th June 2020, the Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and put together a program for the session. Authors will receive a notification of acceptance.Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Format

Download the template >> Abstract template

Abstracts must conform to the following structure:

  • All abstracts must be prepared in English
  • Abstracts MAY NOT advertise a commercial product
  • Abstract MAY contain a list of references or acknowledgements
  • Title: no more than 20 words, Times New Roman 14 pt Bold.
  • Co - Authors: you may enter a complete list of co-authors. Affiliations should be included.
  • Email address of the presenting author
  • Abstract should be entered here in the standard font Times New Roman, 12pt.
  • The Abstract should neither be referenced nor contain tables, figures or uncommon abbreviations.
  • The overall length of the Abstract is limited to one A4 page with 3 cm top and bottom margins and 2.5 cm left and right margins.

Submission

  • Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission system
  • The abstract submission deadline is the 15th June 2020
  • By submitting an abstract you agree to your email address being published below the abstract in the program and abstract book
  • Please note that you need to be a registered participant to submit an abstract.
  • Within a month from that deadline date the corresponding author will be informed about whether the contribution will be a talk or a poster.

After the registration is finished you can send your abstract via online submission system. Please name a pdf file "IPAP 2020 Abstract_Last name". Being registered does not automatically imply acceptance of a talk. For all enquiries regarding abstracts and speakers, please contact the IPAP 2020 secretariat at borovkova(a)psi.cz.

SPONSORSHIPS & EXHIBITION


We would like to invite partners and sponsors to participate in 4th IPAP 2020 Meeting. You will have a chance to introduce your company and your products to roughly 150 scientists around the world that are expected to attend the IPAP 2020 meeting. One standard level of sponsorship is available.

The registration fee includes: 2 complimentary meeting registrations, exhibit space with 1 table, 2 chairs and electric outlet, company logo on IPAP website, company brochure inside each conference bag for delegates, company logo and company information on one A4 page in abstract book.

Registration fee for Exhibitors: 3 000 EUR *

*Does not include: accommodation during the meeting

We also welcome your ideas for other promotional activities such as program inserts, give-away, modified booth designs etc. Please contact us with your suggestions.

In case of any requirements or questions please contact Mrs. Adela Borovkova at: borovkova@psi.cz

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


  • Dr. Klara Panzarova; Photon Systems Instruments, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Stephen Hunt; Dept. Biology, Queen's University, Canada
  • Dr. Zuzana Benedikty; Photon Systems Instruments, Czech Republic
  • Adela Borovkova; Photon Systems Instruments, Czech Republic

CO-ORGANIZER



  • Prof. Thomas Altmann; Head OT Gatersleben, IPK Gatersleben, Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Germany

  • Dr. Lukas Spichal; Palacký University Olomouc, Centre of the region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Czech Republic


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CONTACT US


For further details of the conference, for sponsor opportunities or any other questions please contact Mrs. Adela Borovkova.