New speaker of CEPLAS Graduate School

25/01/2021 | AvH Professor Bart Thomma from the University of Cologne is the new speaker of the CEPLAS Graduate School.

Special issue with articles from CEPLAS groups

21/01/2021 | The Journal of Experimental Botany published a special issue where the work of several CEPLAS groups is summarized.

CEPLAS Faces with Hajira Jabeen

20/01/2021 | In CEPLAS Faces Hajira Jabeen reveals which scientist she would like to meet and talks about her biggest challenges in the current pandemic.

Planter's Punch from Eliza Loo

15/01/2021 | Postdoctoral researcher Eliza Loo tries to understand how much the general public knows about her field of study.

New publication on efficiency of maize growth

11/01/2021 | Together with a team of HHU researchers CEPLAS member Wolf Frommer released a publication about a phloem loading mechanism in maize.

New publication from Bart Thomma

08/01/2021 | CEPLAS member Bart Thomma released a publication about a chromatin profile in a fungal plant pathogen in the Journal eLife.

Philipp Westhoff in CEPLAS Faces

17/12/2020 | In a video Philipp Westhoff reveals, why communication is so important in his job and when he decided to become a scientist.

ERC Consolidator Grant for Maria von Korff Schmising

10/12/2020 | CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising applied successfully for an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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10/12/2020 | The call for our CEPLAS research internships for undergrad students is open!

CEPLAS Faces with Miltos Tsiantis

09/12/2020 | CEPLAS member Miltos Tsiantis tells us about two incidents from his life as a researcher that remained in his memory the most.

Open position

07/12/2020 | Open position as a Doctoral researcher available at the Institute for Population Genetics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

A plant immune receptor: it takes four to tango

07/12/2020 | CEPLAS members Jijie Chai, Jane Parker and Paul Schulze-Lefert (MPI) are involved in a study about a plant intracellular immune receptor.

New Planter's Punch is out!

25/11/2020 | Niklas Jung and Thomas Perrot explain why plant polysaccharids have the potential to improve our health and environment.

New publication

24/11/2020 | CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising released a publication about flowering and floret fertility.

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23/11/2020 | CEPLAS announces 3 faculty positions at the universities Cologne and Düsseldorf

CEPLAS and GSSC have succeeded in acquiring Excellent Research Support Program

23/11/2020 | New project joins forces between plant biology and social sciences.


18/11/2020 | In our new issue of CEPLAS Faces Anna Matuszyńska answers our questions in a short video!

ERC Synergy Grant

12/11/2020 | Congratulations to CEPLAS PIs Wolf Frommer and Rüdiger Simon for their successful application for an ERC Synergy grant!

Vidi grant for Wilma van Esse

06/11/2020 | CEPLAS Alumna Wilma van Esse lands prestigious five-year vidi grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Application for Graduate School

03/11/2020 | The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2020. Application deadline is November 30, 2020.

Six questions to Guido Grossmann

23/10/2020 | Guido Grossmann is the new head of the Institute for Cell and Interaction Biology at HHU. Read his interview!

New publication on immune systems

22/10/2020 | CEPLAS members from UoC and MPIPZ published new insights into how plants protect themselves from microbial invaders.

The new Planter's Punch is out!

21/10/2020 | Postdoctoral researcher Yugander Arra explains why he investigates SWEETs to fight rice diseases.

External Fellow grant for Alice Pajoro

21/10/2020 | Alice Pajoro receives a CEPLAS external fellows grant to support the collaboration in a project in the context of research area 1.

With CO2 pricing and storage out of the climate crisis

20/10/2020 | About 100 viewers followed the CEPLAS Online event and discussed about solutions to the CO2 problems.

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University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
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