Amphacademy 2019

September 19 - 20 / Technopark Lucerne - Switzerland

Realize the Full Potential of Pollen Quality Monitoring for Breeding and Seed Production

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Pollen Quality Matters - Learn how!

The Amphacademy is an international symposium for experts and researchers engaged in plant breeding and seed production. The focus of the Amphacademy is on key innovations in pollen analysis and how to drive yield improvements based on these findings. This year we will present the results from large scale studies, and there will be even more practical sessions than last year to maximize the value of systematic pollen quality analysis.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday Sept 19, 2019

Outline 08:15 – 16:00

On day one, customer showcases, keynotes and presentations will provide insights into key innovations in pollen analysis. After the meeting, a social event offers the possibility of casual networking.

The preliminary agenda will be updated – so please stay tuned.

"Impact of Pollen Quality on Seed Yield and Production"​

Rijk Zwaan Case Study – Dr. Ewa Shreepaathy of Rijk Zwaan and Dr. Marco Di Berardino of Amphasys will present results of recent collaboration project

"Pollen Sterility and Viability in Hazelnut: Best Practices, Preliminary Results and Perspectives"​

Presentation – Lorenzo Ascari, University of Turin

"Overcoming Sampling Bias in Pollen Quality Monitoring"

Open discussion 

"AmphaSoft 2.1.6 - New Features and Implications"


Outline 16:00 – 22:00

Social Event

Friday Sept 20, 2019

Outline 08:15 – 12:00

On day two, a series of practical sessions provides the possibility to train advanced features in order to maximize your value of systematic pollen quality analysis.

Practical Sessions

  • Hands-on measuring
  • How to measure big pollen
  • Pollen counting
  • Data analysis

Participation Fee

The number of participants is limited, ensuring optimum interaction and discussion.

Make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

Participation Fee

  • 2-Days Symposium
  • Social Event incl. Dinner
  • Practical Sessions
  • Lunch & Coffee Breaks

Register for Amphacademy 2019


The Amphacademy is hosted at Technopark Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. 

The modern infrastructure makes the Technopark Lucerne the ideal locaction to welcome business leaders, policy makers and academics from around the world.

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