Sustainable agriculture

PIPPA

PIPPA is a central web interface and database that provides the tools for the management of different types of WIWAM plant phenotyping robots and for the analysis of images and data.

Due to significant advancements in imaging sensors and automation, digital phenotyping is becoming a routine tool in plant sciences requiring tools to manage and analyse the huge datasets produced. PIPPA is being developed at the Ghent University and the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology. The website provides detailed information, demo’s and an illustrating flowchart.

PLAZA

PLAZA is a plant-oriented online resource for comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics. It allows querying and visualising structural and functional annotations, gene families, protein domains, phylogenetic trees, and genome organization. PLAZA 4.0 is the latest iteration of the PLAZA framework. This version provides a large increase in newly available species, and offers access to updated and newly implemented tools and visualisations, helping users with the ever-increasing demands for complex and in-depth analyses.

PLAZA was developed at the Ghent University. Core publications and training material can be found here. The latest training on PLAZA took place in September 2017.