Eastern Canadian Plant Phenotyping Platform (ECP3)

The Eastern Canadian Plant Phenotyping Platform (ECP3) s a collaborative initiative between McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke with the contribution of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES). ECP3 has state-of-the-art tools to enable plant studies thanks to innovative infrastructures and technologies dedicated to phenomics and phenotyping such as phenomics systems, multi-scale imaging, genome editing, and ecological restoration.

Picture credit to ECP3

High Performance greenhouse complex

The greenhouse complexes were inaugurated in November 2007 (Université Laval) and 2023 (Université de Sherbrooke). These greenhouses have an area of approximately 4500m2 and are equipped with very sophisticated systems allowing precise control of the climate and fertilization The complex includes facilities at Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, McGill University, and ITA de Saint-Hyacinthe.

Pictures credit to Université Laval

CT Scanners

A macro-CT scanner (Canon CT Aquilion) and a micro-CT scanner (Bruker Skyscan) are installed at the CT Scanning Lab at McGill University due to the support of two grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

Picture 1: a small ‘purse’ containing a soybean grain and its seedling next to the micro-CT scanner (Bruker SkyScan 1174).

Picture 2: A small-fruited shrub (raspberry) is on the bed of the macro-CT scanner (Canon Aquilion Prime SP).

Picture credit to Pr. Pierre Dutilleul