Master student in phenomics / pheno-informatics / image analysis

McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Job Type:
  • MSc
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Master student in phenomics / pheno-informatics / image analysis

Applicants for a master student position in phenomics / pheno-informatics / image analysis are invited to join the Mcgill Plant Phenomics Platform - MP3 - ( at McGill University, Montreal. This project led by Dr. Bureau and Dr. Blanchette ( and aims to integrate genomics and phenomics in order to map phenotypes and gene functions.

The MP3 boasts a LemnaTec Scanalyzer HTS unit for plants grown, fungi, insects or small aquatic/terrestrial organisms such as mosquito larvae or nematodes of fish embryos on plates and small potted plants and a LemnaTec Scanalyzer 3D unit for larger potted plants housed in a greenhouse room within our Phytotron. Both units are equipped with multiple sensors (HTS: visible, UV, thermal-IR, near infrared (NIR) and laser scanner; 3D: visible, thermal-IR, NIR) and designed for high sample and analysis throughput. Phenotyping is considered a new bottleneck to genotype-phenotype mapping. However, a key challenge for image-based phenotyping platforms is to transform the image into meaningful phenotypic data, specially, for the Canadian/ Quebec crops.


The successful candidate research topic will be to develop different algorithms to extract agricultural important phenotypic information from the data collected through the MP3 sensors during the individual experiments.


Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, bioinformatics or equivalent with strong programming skills preferable in Java and R. An interest in solving biological problems is expected.

  • How to Apply

    cover letter, CV, and the contact information of at least two references