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 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 5.0 is the newest iteration of the PLAZA framework. This version provides a substantial number of new genomes and updates to many other genomes to their latest version.

PLAZA is developed at Ghent University. Core publications and training material can be found here. The last PLAZA  training took place in October 2021. 


ORCAE (Online Resource for Community Annotation of Eukaryotes) is a wiki style genome annotation and curation portal for eukaryotic species which offers the community the opportunity and means to improve genome annotations and to keep gene annotations up-to-date.

ORCAE was developed at the Ghent University and published in Nature Methods (manuscript - method). ORCAE-AOCC is a branch that is dedicated to the genomes of African orphan crops (resource - manuscript).