Amphacademy 2018

The 4th Edition of our yearly community summit "Amphacademy" took place from September 14-15, 2018 at our headquarter at Technopark Lucerne. 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 started with an interactive symposium meeting on Friday September 14, 2018. 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer, University of Salzburg
Dr. Todd Krone, CEO Accelerated Ag Technologies LLC
Callum Kay, CEO SKOOL Kiwi Fruit Science and Innovation Ltd.
Murielle Philippot, Cell Biologist Vegenov BBV
"Development of A Quick Technique to Screen Microspore Reactivity to Haplomethods"
Presentation not available for download due to unpublished results. Contact us for information!
Breakout Session / Practical Workshops
A series of seven simultaneous breakout sessions offered insight into specific topics and enabled participants to discuss and reflect individual experiences.
Here you can find an overview of all sessions.
Session 2: Measure!
Session 5: Presentation of new software features  
Session 6: Pollen storage and how to deal with stored samples 
Session 7: Implementations of pollen quality analysis 
(Sessions 5,6,7 were interactive sessions, therefore no slides are available. Contact us for information!)
Interactive Amphacademy Forum
The Amphacademy symposium was concluded with a panel discussion. Our experts, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Obermeyer, Dr. Todd Krone, Dr. Iris Heidmann, Murielle Philippot and Callum Kay discussed the distinction of pollen viability and germination and their importance for breeding and seed production.

Saturday, September 15


Educational Excursion: What an interesting day - filled with specialist and interdisciplinary exchange! During a guided tour through the beautiful city of Lucerne, many hot topics were discussed in an informal setting, one of many were the challenges of climatic change on plantbreeding and seed production. At the "Rathaus" brewery, we attended a demonstration of the brewing process and enjoyed a delicious lunch. After a stroll along the shores of Lake Lucerne the excursion ended with a boat ride back to Lucerne Main Station.


Amphacademy ARCHIVE