CEPLAS Symposium 2019

SMART Plants for Tomorrow's Needs

In 2018, CEPLAS successfully applied for a second funding phase within the Excellence Strategy. In the first months after the official funding start in January 2019, we took some time to set up the new program, recruit new staff and get things going.

But now, we are more than happy to introduce our new research program in the course of our CEPLAS II kick off Symposium.

Program overview

Monday, October 14, 2019

Internal meeting CEPLAS/Fellows conference (Center for Synthetic Life Sciences, Düsseldorf)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Symposium Day 1

Location: Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz, Düsseldorf

Time: 10 am - 5.30 pm


  • George Coupland, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
  • Frank Ordon, President of the Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Cultivated Plants, Germany
  • Barry Pogson, Australian National University / ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Australia
  • Bart Thomma, Wageningen University and Research/University of Cologne
  • Alga Zuccaro, University of Cologne
  • NN


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Symposium Day 2

Location: Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz, Düsseldorf

Time: 9 am - 4 pm


  • Salim Al-Babili, KAUST
  • Oliver Ebenhöh, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Nicola Patron, Earlham Institute, UK
  • Frank Röber, CORTEVA Agriscience
  • Clara Sanchez Rodriguez, ETH Zürich
  • Matias Zurbriggen, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • NN


Preliminary program