International CEPLAS Summer School 2017 – „Emerging Frontiers in Plant Sciences“ June 5th – 9th, 2017 Sportschule Hennef, Germany

Find out about new developments in plant science, explore science related topics in challenging workshops and engage with internationally renowned plant scientists.

The international CEPLAS Summer School offers you an opportunity to learn about current topics, to delve into state-of-the-art plant science and to network with fellow early career scientists and well known experts in the field.

You will have the opportunity to present your results to a wide scientific audience and to participate in stimulating exchanges with leading international plant scientists.

The programme is complemented by workshops on science related subjects such as science journalism, research misconduct, networking and communication, and exciting social events.

[Detailed programme]


PhD students and first year postdocs in plant sciences are invited to apply. Applications to the CEPLAS Summer School are assessed on the basis of an abstract of your research project, a short application/motivation statement and your CV. All successful applicants are required to present a poster at the Summer School. Moreover, the reviewing panel will select 10 candidates out of the successful applicants to give a 10 minutes oral presentation in the plenary forum.
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for recognition of credit points at their home universities.

Application is open from 15th January 2017 until 10th March 2017!

[Application form]


The Sportschule Hennef is situated in a quiet and idyllic location offering excellent conditions for conferences and seminars. At the Sportschule Hennef you will find quality accommodation as well as a gym and a wellness centre, which you can make use of after the sessions.

The Sportschule Hennef is located 30 km from Cologne (0.5 hrs by train) and 1.5 hrs by train from Frankfurt airport.



The Summer School fee for PhD students/first year postdocs is EUR 80.

The fee includes tuition, a social and cultural programme, workshops, full board and accommodation in a double room at the Sportschule Hennef from 5th to 9th June 2017. Travel costs are not included.

Payment instructions will be provided with the registration confirmation.

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich