Vinicius Lube

PhD Students

PhD Student




Vinicius Lube is currently working on advanced visualization techniques to perform high-throughput phenomics to study plants behavior in response to stresses and pathogen invasion in different environmental conditions.

Research Interests

Lube is interested in plant phenomics, X-ray micro-Computed Tomography, 3D visualization, artificial intelligence, photomacrography, mechatronics, and automation.

Selected Publications

  • MultipleXLab: A high-throughput portable live-imaging root phenotyping platform using deep learning and computer vision, Lube, Vinicius, Noyan, M. A., Przybysz, A., Salama, K., Blilou, I., Plant Methods, 2022, 18, 38.
  • The PLETHORA/PIN-FORMED/AUXIN network mediates terminal prehaustorium formation in the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica, Xiao, T. T., Kirschner, G. K., Kountche, B. A., Jamil, M., Maria, S., Lube, Vinicius, ... & Blilou, I., In press: Plant Physiology, 2022, P2021-RA-01192R3.
  • Emergent Protective Organogenesis in Date Palms: A Morpho-devo-dynamic Adaptive Strategy During Early Development, Xiao, T., Raygoza, A.A., Pérez, J.C., Kirschner, G., Deng, Y., Atkinson, B., Sturrock, C., Lube, Vinicius, Wang, J.Y., Lubineau, G. and Al-Babili, S., The Plant Cell, 2019, pp.tpc-00008.
  • All-polymer based polymorph skin with controllable surface texture, Bolson, N., Singh, D., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G.,  Smart Materials and Structures, 2019, 28(7), 075011.
  • Toward Programmable Materials for Wearable Electronics: Electrical Welding Turns Sensors into Conductors, Chellattoan, R., Lube, V., Lubineau, G., Advanced Electronic Materials, 2019.
  • Characterizing the Effects of High Power Laser Performance on Carbonate Rocks, San-Roman-Alerigi, D.P., Dijk, C.V., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G., Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Summer 2018, Pages 47-56.
  • Wood microfibril angle variation after drying, Lube, Vinicius, Lazarescu, C., Mansfield, S.D., Avramidis, S.,  Holzforschung, 2016, v. 70, n. 5, p. 485-488.
  • Characterizing the effects of laser perforation on carbonate rocks, San-Roman-Alerigi, D.P., Dijk, C.V., Batarseh, S.I., Lube, Vinicius, Lubineau, G., GEO 2018 13th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (Manama, Bahrain, March 5-8, 2018) Issue# 90319, 10 pages.
  • Visualizing the microdistribution of zinc borate in oriented strand board using X-ray microcomputed tomography and SEM-EDX, Evans, P., Lube, Vinicius, Averdunk, H. et al.,  Journal of Composites, 2015, Article ID 630905, 9 pages.


  • MSc, Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, 2016
  • BSc, Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2017: Visiting Student, COHMAS, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2016: Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP), UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012-2013: Academic Internship, Wood Physics and Drying Laboratory, Vancouver


  • Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation (2020) in the category ‘Distinguished Innovative Studies and Modern Technology’ led by Professor Dr. Ikram Blilou (Prize Recipient)
  • ​Donald S. McPhee Fellowship (Aug 2015)
  • VanDusen Graduate Fellowship in Forestry (Aug 2015)

Research Interests Keywords

root system architecture live imaging phenomics