The 4th Edition of our yearly community summit Amphacademy symposium on pollen analysis took place from September 14-15, 2018 at our headquarter at Technopark Lucerne. As a platform for the worldwide Amphasys community, the Amphacademy offers the possibility to learn from the experts, discuss new perspectives in research and discover fascinating visions and exciting developments of the Ampha Z32.
The Pollen Race to The Ovule: Well Watered Wins?
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer, University of Salzburg
PowerPollen: A Breakthrough in Yield and Quality Enhancement in Hybrid Seed Production
Dr. Todd Krone, CEO Accelerated Ag Technologies LLC
Development of A Quick Technique to Screen Microspore Reactivity to Haplomethods
Murielle Philippot, Cell Biologist Vegenov BBV
An Overview of The Kiwifruit Pollen Industry and Future Opportunities
Callum Kay, CEO SKOOL Kiwi Fruit Science and Innovation Ltd.
A series of seven simultaneous breakout sessions offered insight into specific topics and enabled participants to discuss and reflect individual experiences.
How to collect and prepare the perfect sample
Ensuring optimal instrument performance
Presentation of new software features
Pollen storage and how to deal with stored samples
Implementations of pollen quality analysis
Interactive Amphacademy Forum
What an interesting day – filled with specialist and interdisciplinary exchange! During a guided tour through the beautiful city of Lucerne, many hot topics were discussed in an informal setting, one of many were the challenges of climatic change on plantbreeding and seed production. At the “Rathaus” brewery, we attended a demonstration of the brewing process and enjoyed a delicious lunch. After a stroll along the shores of Lake Lucerne the excursion ended with a boat ride back to Lucerne Main Station.