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Focused on the sustainability and productivity of Canadian agriculture now and in coming decades


The Eastern Canadian Plant Phenotyping Platform (ECP3) provides a vast array of infrastructure with advanced phenomics/phenotyping technologies. The platform is designed for flexibility - allowing researchers to phenotype a broad range of crop plants under diverse growth conditions such as abiotic and biotic stresses, from plate samples to crops, in controlled, semi-controlled, and field environments.

Research tools and systems on the cutting edge...

Field sensor scanning over crop

 Phenomics Systems

  • Field
  • Greenhouse
  • Laboratory

Arabidopsis thaliana leaf epidermis. Red: Guard cells (stomata) . Green: Pavement cells.

 Multi-Scale Imaging

  • Microscopy
  • Macro CT Scanning
  • in vivo Imaging

Barley Callus in petri dish

   Genomic Editing

  • Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Phytorium
  • Greenhouse Facility

Northern Quebec landscape - phytoremediation field research location


  • Mobile Laboratory




Funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), with matching funding from Quebec's Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES), the ECP3 is a collaborative initiative between McGill University and the Université de Sherbrooke. The Centre SÈVE research network, which focuses on plant and agriculture sciences, also provides ongoing operational support.


Some of the ECP3 equipment is already available. Other components will be available in the coming year.



*Images by: Arlene Whitmore; Roberto Buelvas; Amir J Bidhendi and Anja Geitmann; Jaswinder Singh; Michaël Rodrigue-Morin.


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