April 6-7, 2017 | Lincoln, Nebraska
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2017 NRIC speakers
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Dr. Yufeng Ge
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
High throughput plant phenotyping in greenhouse and field: toward translational research from gene discovery to crop improvement
1:50 - 2:20 pm, Thursday 6 April 2017
High throughput plant phenotyping is a frontier research field which bears the promise to unlock the full genetic potential of major food crops and boost yield. University of Nebraska-Lincoln has invested a LemnaTec automated imaging greenhouse. More recently, a Spidercam field phenotyping facility is also under development. The idea is to enable interdisciplinary translational research among various research communities with these state-of-the-art facilities. This talk will focus on a few phenotyping projects conducted in both greenhouse and field, with the emphasis on new image- and sensor-derived plant phenotypes. Lessons and perspectives gained from these studies will be discussed.
Yufeng Ge obtained his PhD in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University. After several years as a postdoc and research assistant professor there, he joined the Biological Systems Engineering Department at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. His research expertise is in instrumentation and sensing for agriculture and natural resources. He has been actively involved in several collaborative projects in high throughput plant phenotyping. He has received funding from such federal agencies as NSF and USDA-NIFA. He has authored and coauthored more than 35 journal articles in his career, and hold two patents regarding plants and soil sensing.