The Plant Sciences Facility (PlantS)

Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF)

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Core Facility (CF)


The Plant Sciences Facility (PlantS) operates 23 high quality and highly specialized plant growth chambers (phytotrons) and provides professional support to the outstanding “green research” at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) and beyond.

The focus of the services provided is on environmental simulation, high-throughput (HT) plant phenotyping and subsequent image- and data-analysis.

In 2017, PlantS initiated the Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN) with the goal to unite the Austrian plant phenotyping community and to support the ESFRI-EMPHASIS project.


Jakub Jez

Research Services

- High-throughput plant phenotyping
- Multi-sensor, high-throughput plant phenotyping platform - PHENOPlant
- HT top-view RGB imaging
- Environmental simulation
- Custom Phenotyping and HT Image Analysis

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Methoden & Expertise zur Forschungsinfrastruktur

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Equipment der Core Facility

Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities (VBCF) offer state-of-the-art research infrastructure and scientific services to academic research institutes and companies in the field of Life Sciences at Vienna BioCenter and beyond. Our general cooperation conditions are available at (Downloads – VBCF General Cooperation Conditions). Information on usage fees is provided upon request by the core facilities.
AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety

Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network (APPN):