From start to finish – Visiting PhD student learns about high-throughput phenotyping

Stephanie Saade is a PhD student in the research group of Professor Mark Tester at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her PhD project investigates the genetic basis of traits related to salinity tolerance. To achieve this, she needs to undertake several large scale phenotyping experiments.

Stephanie is currently visiting The Plant Accelerator, the Adelaide node of the APPF, for a 10-week period to work with The Plant Accelerator team on her phenotyping experiments and to learn about all steps involved, from planting to harvest, from image analysis to growth modelling.

“The team at The Plant Accelerator is very professional and friendly at the same time. I am receiving lots of help and support with my experiments. All this is making my stay in Australia beneficial and enjoyable”, says Stephanie.Stephanie Saade from KAUST at The Plant Accelerator