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Training school on plant sensors and modelling

Training school on plant sensors and modelling

Join FruitCREWS Action at the Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Ghent University, for a Training School on plant sensors and modelling, happening May 27-29, 2024, in Ghent, Belgium. This three-day event offers a blend of theoretical insights and practical application, led by a team of international experts.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Fundamentals of plant sensors, focusing on sap flow sensors and point dendrometers.
  • Introduction to mechanistic plant modelling and its application in agriculture.
  • Hands-on experience with PlantHub cloud service and PhytoSim software, applying these tools to fruit tree response analysis for better irrigation scheduling.

Who Should Attend: This event is perfect for early-stage researchers and members of the COST-action FruitCREWS, especially those keen to integrate plant sensing and modelling into their work. No advanced background in measurement or modelling is required.

To be able to participate to this training school it is required that you are able to bring your own laptop with you to Ghent, and that you are keen on learning about the combination of plant sensors and mechanistic plant modelling to analyse fruit tree responses. 

How to apply?

To officially apply for this training school, complete the attached application file, including a clear half a page motivation. The application file should be named as follows: “Surname_Firstname_FruitCREWS_training_school_application“. Send the application file, followed by your CV (in any format) in one combined PDF-file to Kathy Steppe ( and Brunella Morandi ( through email.

Deadline: The deadline is Tuesday 23 April 2024 – 23:59 pm CEST. We will select around 25 participants for total reimbursement. Announcement of the result: You will be informed of the result by email on Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

Join Us in Shaping the Future: Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your research capabilities and contribute to sustainable agricultural practices. Let’s advance plant science together in Ghent. Secure your spot now for an enriching experience!