Amphacademy 2018

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Amphacademy on September 14-15, 2018 - the international community meeting for experienced researchers, leading scientists, opinion leaders and experts as well as for new users interested to further advance their knowledge and skills. 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.



Friday, September 14






The two day program will start with an interactive symposium meeting on Friday September 14, 2018. Program updates will be published continously.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer, University of Salzburg
"The Pollen Race to The Ovule: Well-Watered Wins?"
Dr. Todd Krone, CEO PowerPollen
"PowerPollen: A Breakthrough in Yield and Quality Enhancement in Hybrid Seed Production"
Callum Kay, CEO SKOOL Kiwi Fruit Science and Innovation Ltd.
"An Overview of the Kiwifruit Pollen Industry, and Future Opportunities’"
Murielle Philippot, Cell Biologist Vegenov BBV
"Development of A Quick Technique to Screen Microspore Reactivity to Haplomethods"
Breakout Session / Practical Workshops
A series of interactive workshops with a focus on technical and practical questions for experts as well as for new users interested to further advance their knowledge and skills.
NEW: Interactive Amphacademy Forum
A forum dedicated to overcome pollination bottlenecks in the seed business. 
We invite you to notify us about any topic you would like to discuss!
Poster Session

Do you have a great project that you would like to share with the Amphasys community? Take the opportunity to showcase your research with a poster or a presentation at the Amphacademy 2018 – free of charge!

If you are interested in sharing your expertise at Amphacademy 2018, submit a brief project description summarizing your project to 


Saturday, September 15

Thematic day: A guided tour through the beautiful city of Lucerne combined with a showcase of a practical implementation of our new yeast application. This day offers the possibilty for casual networking surrounded by the stunning view on Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Please plan the whole day for this activity and either take a late night travel option back home or stay until Sunday. It’s worth it. 




Join us at the Amphacademy 2018 on September 14 & 15. Please register by e-mail at Registrations are limited, admission will be granted in the order of registration. This exclusive event is open to our customers, researchers and anyone interested in our technology.

Attendance is free for customers with a support and maintenance contract. For all other attendees the attendance fee is EUR 175 (excl. VAT). The price includes the full two-day program (meeting, coffee & tea during breaks, lunch, Friday evening dinner, excursion including lunch). 




The location near Lucerne - in the center of Switzerland - is nicely embedded in the Swiss Alps most beautiful summits and offers spectacular scenery. Lucerne is not only a historically amazing town. Situated on the shore of lake Lucerne, it offers one of Switzerlands most breath-taking sceneries. You will enjoy your stay!




For your convenience our two partner hotel offer a limited number of rooms for Amphacademy participants. Find out more about the two partner hotels. To book a room just contact us at




Saturday will be devoted to a educational excursion in the stunning region of central Switzerland - rated one of the top 5 destinations to go in 2018 by The New York Times Magazine! 

More information will follow.



Amphacademy ARCHIVE