Real time, real results for plant phenotyping

Researchers undertaking experiments at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility‘s (APPF) Adelaide node, The Plant Accelerator®, will now be able to access their images and analyse their data in real time on a daily basis.

Traditionally, results are delivered at the conclusion of an experiment, however, successful trials with this significant change in data dissemination have proved invaluable.

With daily access to the incoming preliminary data, researchers can now enjoy greater control over their experiments, introduce early intervention and modifications to experimental protocol if required and even monitor progress when not onsite.

“Through over 150 phenotypic experiments we have developed a wealth of experience which allows us to run a preliminary analysis before having view of the full experiment”, said Dr Bettina Berger, Scientific Director at The Plant Accelerator®.

Zegami is designed to help us share our data with all researchers. We use Zegami to link the experimental metadata, such as genotypes and treatments, with the image data. We then interface directly with our results database, process the data and make it available to the user via a private login on the web”, explained George Sainsbury, Data Architect & Software Engineer.

zegami

Zegami is a web application which allows users to filter, sort and chart data from experiments undertaken at The Plant Accelerator® with the unique feature of being able to group that data with the corresponding images. To get a real feel for the application, we highly recommend you watch the video.

The Plant Accelerator® at the APPF is available to all publicly or commercially funded researchers. For further information or to discuss how we can support your research, please visit the APPF website for contact details.