Virtual Amphacademy 2020

15 – 17 September, Online Sessions

"How to Leverage Pollen Quality Monitoring"

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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 practical applications of pollen quality monitoring along the Pollen Supply Chain and how to drive yield improvements based on data-driven decision making. 

As the exceptional conditions in 2020 continue and complicate international travel, we have decided to perform the sessions virtually this year. There is no cost to participate and you can take the advantage to learn from and connect with the Amphasys pollen experts. 

Preliminary Agenda

As the exceptional conditions in 2020 continue and complicate international travel, we have decided to perform the sessions virtually this year. There is no cost to participate and you can take the advantage to learn from and connect with the Amphasys pollen experts. 

The registration for the individual session will open shortly – please visit this site for updates or register to receive updates by email.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Welcome and Introduction

Our CEO Dr. Marcel Ottiger will officially open the Virtual Amphacademy 2020.

 1.45 pm CEST

Dr. Marcel Ottiger
Amphasys

“Importance of Pollen Quality in Plant Breeding and Seed Production”

In this online session, we will talk about various aspects of pollen quality monitoring along the supply chain of different species. We explain how pollen quality monitoring can create value by optimizing your processes.

Session starts: 2 pm CEST

Speakers:
Pamela Klein & Silvan Kaufmann
Amphasys

“Pollen Analysis by Impedance Flow Cytometry”

In this online session, we introduce the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer and explain the microchip technology behind the instrument.

Session starts: 3 pm CEST

Speakers:
Philipp Koerner & Dr. Joerg Schrickel
Amphasys

“In-Vitro Pollen Analysis Under the Magnifying Glass”

In this online session, we talk about the importance of pollen quality testing and why you need to have a reliable assay in place at all. We will elaborate on the different analysis methods commonly used as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

Session starts: 4 pm CEST

Speakers:
Dr. Marco Di Berardino & Dr. Grit Schade / Amphasys

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

“Solanaceae Pollen Analysis – From Pollen Collection to Pollination”

In this online session, we take you on a journey along the Solanaceae pollen supply chain. We talk about various aspects of pollen quality monitoring and show how it can help you create value in plant breeding and seed production.

Session starts: 2 pm CEST

Speakers:
Silvan Kaufmann & Georg Roell Amphasys

“Pollen Analysis Applications for Wheat and other Small Grain Cereals”

In this online session, we give an overview of pollen analysis applications for wheat and show how you can use them to generate value.

Session starts: 4 pm CEST

Speakers:
Georg Roell & Silvan Kaufmann Amphasys

Thursday, September 17, 2020

“How to Interpret Your Data – Data Analysis Tools and Beyond”

In this online session for users of the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer, we provide in-depth insights into the tools available for data-analysis and plot interpretation. 

Session starts: 2 pm CEST

Speakers:
Dr. Grit Schade & Dr. Federica Assenza Amphasys

“Pollen Analysis Applications for Corn Pollen”

In this online session, we give an overview of pollen analysis applications for corn and show how you can use them to generate value.

Session starts: 3 pm CEST

Speakers:
Dr. Federica Assenza & Dr. Grit Schade Amphasys

“Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Pollen Analysis Workflow”

In this online session for users of the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer, we introduce you to several features and show application tips to speed up and improve your pollen analysis workflow.

Session starts: 4 pm CEST

Speakers:
Philipp Koerner & Georg Roell  Amphasys

Register for Virtual Amphacademy 2020

Take the chance to learn from the Amphasys pollen experts and be part of the first ever Virtual Amphacademy!

There is no cost to participate in the virtual sessions, sign up today to receive updates on the agenda!