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Jakub Jez


The Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH (CSF) is a public funded non-profit research institute, situated at the Vienna Biocenter Campus (VBC). We offer access to state of the art research infrastructure and scientific services. CSF is organized in ten scientific core facilities equipped with cutting edge instruments and highly skilled technical and scientific personnel.

The CSF Plant Sciences Facility (PlantS) operates 22 high quality and highly specialized plant growth chambers and provides professional support to the outstanding “green research” at the VBC.  Within spare capacities all services are also available for external customers.

Several chambers are capable of providing exceptional environmental conditions i.e. low temperature (frost), high temperature, different light intensities, different light spectra (LED: UV375, blue405, blue450, white and red660,730) and different gas conditions (e.g. CO2) allowing precise environmental simulation across different climate zones and the simulation of various environmental stress conditions.

For the objective, reproducible and high-throughput assessment of plant phenotypic traits we operate an automated, chamber-integrated (sensor-to-plant) screening system linked to LemnaTec image analysis software. Implementation of further sensors and increase of the phenotyping capacity by novel custom-made solutions are planed for the near future. 

Currently we are evaluating LemnaTec's software capabilities. Potential applications include object recognition, count of objects, mobility tracking of objects (e.g. nematodes, larvae, labeled proteins), color classifications and the assessment of different morphological parameters like object size/area, circumference, convex hull, length, compactness, roundness etc. The skeleton algorithm can be applied on plant roots but as well on various other objects for example neurons or whole organisms. Potential results are the length of the skeleton and of its individual bones, the count of branching points and the orientation of individual bones.

A detailed description of projects, methods and services is available on our webpage: www.csf.ac.at/plants

If you are interested in our services and would like additional information or have specific project questions...
...get in touch with us:


Jakub Jeż
Head, Plant Sciences Facility


Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3 | 1030 Vienna | Austria
VBC 2 | Plaza Floor | room PG-3
phone: +43 1 796 2324 7090
mobile: +43 664 8084 7 7090 
web:     www.csf.ac.at
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