Jason Brook

Mechatronics and Glasshouse Technician, Mechatronics and Glasshouse Technician (National Plant Phenomics Centre)

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Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Contact
Phone: 01970 823229

Responsibilities

Implement new experimental routines by programming plant treatments, including watering, nutrition and specification of appropriate types and times of image acquisition. Registering plants, loading and unloading on the various platforms. Assist with the development of hardware and software to implement programs for the automated recording environmental parameters within the Smarthouse environment. Troubleshoot, maintain, repair and testing instrumentation, including mechanical systems, computers and software of the various platforms, this also includes the Smarthouse itself.

Data, image and environmental analysis and packaging up ready for the end user. I am responsible for publicising the facility via social media (Facebook and Twitter), the design and updating of NPPC website, the creation of video and assist in showing visitors around the facility. The videos have been used extensively by outside broadcasters.

Research interests

National Plant Phenomics Centre: developing methods for high-throughput plant phenotyping.

Implement new experimental routines by programming plant treatments, including watering, nutrition and specification of appropriate types and times of image acquisition. Registering plants, loading and unloading on the various high-throughput plant phenotyping platforms. Assist with the development of hardware and software to implement programs for the automated recording environmental parameters within the Smarthouse environment.

Developing new methods to establish a link between our controlled environment and field scale phenotyping through aerial image acquisition (qualified drone pilot). My responsibility extends from image acquisition to data extraction from multispectral images.