ISTA ATC Workshop on Seed Image Analysis

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26.11.2018 - 30.11.2018


Piracicaba, Brazil

ISTA Advanced Technologies Committee and University of São Paulo - “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture (USP / ESALQ, Piracicaba, BR) are looking forward to hosting you at the "ISTA ATC Workshop on Seed Image Analysis" in the Image Analysis Laboratory of the Department of Crop Science.

Workshop Organizers

Prof. Dr. Bert van Duijn - Chair, ISTA Advanced Technologies Committee
Leiden University, Institute of Biology Leiden Sylviusweg 72
233 BE Leiden, Netherlands
E-Mail: bert.vanduijn@fytagoras.com
Phone: +31 613 089 955 

Dr. Francisco G. Gomes-Junior - Member, ISTA Advanced Technologies Committee
University of São Paulo, “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, Avenida Pádua Dias 11
13418-900 Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil
E-Mail: francisco1@usp.br
Phone: +55 19 981 262 009

Aim of the workshop

This workshop will provide an overview about several imaging techniques for seed and seedling analysis.

The participants will learn about different imaging techniques for seed and seedling evaluation such as multispectral imaging, X-ray and micro X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) imaging, electrophotography, infrared thermal imaging, chlorophyll fluorescence, 3D X-ray imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Participants will acquire hands-on experience with multispectral imaging to evaluate seeds, seed surface characteristics, and chemical properties. 

Language: English (slides and presentations)


University of São Paulo - “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture
Department of Crop Science, Image Analysis Laboratory - Piracicaba, Brazil


Alberto Tannús - University of São Paulo / São Carlos Institute of Physics (BR)
Bert van Duijn (ISTA ATC) - University of Leiden and Fytagoras (NL)
Birte Boelt (ISTA ATC) - Aarhus University (DK)
Carlos Alberto Pérez - Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (BR)
Carlos Manoel Pedro Vaz - Embrapa Instrumentation (BR)
Francisco Guilhien Gomes-Junior (ISTA ATC) - University of São Paulo / ESALQ (BR)
Guilherme Gomes - University of São Paulo (BR)
Henk Jalink - PhenoVation B.V. (NL)
Henry Bruggink (ISTA ATC) - Incotec (NL)
Hudson Wallace Pereira de Carvalho - University of São Paulo / CENA (BR)
Jens Michael Carstensen - Technical University of Denmark, Videometer (DK)
Jeremy Bergstrom - Pioneer (USA)
Julio Marcos-Filho (ISTA Editorial Board SST) - University of São Paulo / ESALQ (BR)
Mailén Ariela Martinez (ISTA ATC) - National Institute for Agricultural Technology (AR)
René Gislum - Aarhus University (DK)
Travis Hanselman - Pioneer (USA)
Zahra Salimi - Aarhus University (DK)


Introduction to optical technologies in seed analysis
Single seed NIRs in seed analysis
Multispectral imaging
Exploratory image analysis
Electrophotography in seed analysis
Infrared thermal imaging in seed analysis
X-ray in seed analysis
Chlorophyll fluorescence in seed and seedling analysis
State of art – optical technologies in seed testing
Micro X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) in seed analysis
3D X-ray imaging and magnetic resonance imaging in seed analysis
Computed seedling image analysis for seed vigor evaluation
Vigor-S and ProSeedling systems
Seed phenotyping from images  

Hands on in the lab 

Exploratory image analysis
Multispectral imaging: seed purity and health 

Practical demonstrations 

Infrared thermal imaging, X-ray image analysis and chlorophyll fluorescence
Micro X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) in seed analysis
Computed seedling image analysis  

Technical Excursions 

Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (Campinas city, São Paulo State)
Center of Image and Spectroscopy in vivo by Magnetic Resonance - CIERMag and Embrapa Instrumentation (São Carlos city, São Paulo State)  

Participation Fee

The number of participants is a minimum of 20 and limited to a maximum of 25 participants.  

ISTA Members:
800 Euro  
ISTA Non-Members: 1200 Euro

Note: The participation fee includes all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, excursion, workshop dinner.
It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified. 

Registration deadline: 26 October 2018
Payment deadline: 5 November 2018

An invoice will be sent to you, which has to be paid before the participation confirmation will be generated. Please indicate any dietary requirements during registration.

Please note:
For cancellations made before 5 November 2018 registration fees are refundable less 50 Euro administration fee.
For cancellations made after 5 November 2018 registration fees are non-refundable.


Hotel Ibis Piracicaba

Avenida Armando Dedini,125, Vila Areão, CEP 13414018
Piracicaba, Brazil 
Phone: +55 19 210 552 00
E-Mail: h3263-re@accor.com.br

Price per night for single or double room including breakfast and taxes: R$182,76 (approx. EUR 45)

Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotel.
Please indicate 'ISTA Workshop' when booking and inform the local organizer.


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