A China-UK joint phenomics consortium to dissect the basis of crop stress resistance in the face of climate change

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

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Publications

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Zhou J (2018) Plant phenomics: history, present status and challenges in Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University

 
Description A number of publications involving data sharing and re-use are in progress. This includes transfer of rice data to the UK and Miscanthus, wheat and forage data to China.

A number of exchanges have taken place or are plannned.
Exploitation Route Further grant applications are planned, especially in the machine learning area.

Reciporical Exchanges of germplasm have been agreed, including wheat and soybean.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description Invited delegate to European Infrastructures Initiative: EMPHASIS
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Applying remote sensing to improve nitrogen use efficiency for potato breeding and commercial production: Agri-tech in China: Newton Network + (ATCNN)
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Dissecting climate robustness for sustain-able wheat production (SUSWHEAT)
Amount kr 11,045,079 (DKK)
Organisation Independent Research Fund Denmark 
Sector Public
Country Denmark
Start 04/2021 
End 09/2024
 
Description UK- China Phenomics- Metabolomics Network 
Organisation Huazhong Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established wide ranging collaborations focusing on plant phenomics, plant metabolomics and the role of nitrogen in plant stress responses
Collaborator Contribution We are designing new research programmes together and joint publications. The Chinese collaborators cover all of my internal travel and subsistence costs when in China.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving computer imaging and omic (particularly metabolomic analyses) 1. Sun Y, Wang M, Mur LAJ, Shen Q, Guo S. Unravelling the Roles of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plant Disease Defences. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(2). 2. Sun Y, Hou M, Mur LAJ, Yang Y, Zhang T, Xu X, et al. Nitrogen drives plant growth to the detriment of leaf sugar and steviol glycosides metabolisms in Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni). Plant Physiol Biochem. 2019;141:240-9. 3. Sun Y, Li Y, Wang M, Wang C, Ling N, Mur LAJ, et al. Redox imbalance contributed differently to membrane damage of cucumber leaves under water stress and Fusarium infection. Plant science. 2018;274:171-80.
Start Year 2018
 
Description UK- China Phenomics- Metabolomics Network 
Organisation Nanjing Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established wide ranging collaborations focusing on plant phenomics, plant metabolomics and the role of nitrogen in plant stress responses
Collaborator Contribution We are designing new research programmes together and joint publications. The Chinese collaborators cover all of my internal travel and subsistence costs when in China.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving computer imaging and omic (particularly metabolomic analyses) 1. Sun Y, Wang M, Mur LAJ, Shen Q, Guo S. Unravelling the Roles of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plant Disease Defences. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(2). 2. Sun Y, Hou M, Mur LAJ, Yang Y, Zhang T, Xu X, et al. Nitrogen drives plant growth to the detriment of leaf sugar and steviol glycosides metabolisms in Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni). Plant Physiol Biochem. 2019;141:240-9. 3. Sun Y, Li Y, Wang M, Wang C, Ling N, Mur LAJ, et al. Redox imbalance contributed differently to membrane damage of cucumber leaves under water stress and Fusarium infection. Plant science. 2018;274:171-80.
Start Year 2018
 
Description UK- China Phenomics- Metabolomics Network 
Organisation Shanxi Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established wide ranging collaborations focusing on plant phenomics, plant metabolomics and the role of nitrogen in plant stress responses
Collaborator Contribution We are designing new research programmes together and joint publications. The Chinese collaborators cover all of my internal travel and subsistence costs when in China.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving computer imaging and omic (particularly metabolomic analyses) 1. Sun Y, Wang M, Mur LAJ, Shen Q, Guo S. Unravelling the Roles of Nitrogen Nutrition in Plant Disease Defences. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(2). 2. Sun Y, Hou M, Mur LAJ, Yang Y, Zhang T, Xu X, et al. Nitrogen drives plant growth to the detriment of leaf sugar and steviol glycosides metabolisms in Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni). Plant Physiol Biochem. 2019;141:240-9. 3. Sun Y, Li Y, Wang M, Wang C, Ling N, Mur LAJ, et al. Redox imbalance contributed differently to membrane damage of cucumber leaves under water stress and Fusarium infection. Plant science. 2018;274:171-80.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Wanneng Yang 
Organisation Huazhong Agricultural University
Department College of Veterinary Medicine
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration has involved exchanges and application for partenering award
Collaborator Contribution They have provided expertise in computer vision and phenotyping, Nanjing and HZAU have contributed travel and accommodation costs. HZAU have seconded senior staff to AU for one year and more likely to follow during the duration of the collaboration. HZAU spin-out company provided specialised equipment and software at cost to facilitate the project
Impact Frontiers in Plant Science and J Ex Bot papers; BBSRC partnering award, 2018; novel machine learning software developed for feature recognition and quantification
Start Year 2017
 
Description Ying Wang Anhui Normal University 
Organisation Anhui Normal University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Training in genetics and phenotyping technologies
Collaborator Contribution Experience in water stress tolerance
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description BBC Radio Wales interview for What if ... series on climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The series is a chance to highlight ongoing projects with a link to various aspects of climate change. The effect of milder winters was discussed in regard to vernalisation requirement of brassicas (both oilseed rape and vegetables). I was also asked to speculate on how Welsh Agriculture might look in 50 years time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Fascination of plants, Aberaeron 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NPPC staff ran a stall, aimed at introducing plant biology and crop breeding to the general public. The exhibits were "hands on" and illustrated bio-diversity, adaptation as well as the use of tachnology to study and improve plants/crops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NPPC website and data portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A general website including information on activities at NPPC, platforms available, resources generated in terms of data and software. A secure access portal is provided for transfer of unpublished data between the Centre and users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://www.plant-phenomics.ac.uk/