How a plant pathogen evades immune system

06/12/2021 | In collaboration with a team of Utrecht University CEPLAS member Bart Thomma published a paper about plant microbiome-manipulating effectors.

Application deadline extended

30/11/2021 | The application period for the CEPLAS Graduate School was extended and is now on December 12th, 2021.

A route to high recombinogenic genotypes

24/11/2021 | A new paper published by CEPLAS member Benjamin Stich and his team (HHU) uncovers a new method to identify highly recombinogenic genotypes.

New Planter's Punch is out!

22/11/2021 | Daniel Moser (UoC) describes in a new issue of the Planter's Punch how bacteria might be able to trick the plant.

New publication about regulation of meristem transitions

18/11/2021 | Maria von Korff Schmising and former CEPLAS member Jinshun Zhong published a study in the Journal The Plant Cell.

Five CEPLAS members honored as "Highly Cited Researchers"

17/11/2021 | Congratulations to Wolf Frommer, Ruben Garrido-Oter, Paul Schulze-Lefert, Bart Thomma, Björn Usadel and former member Alice McHardy!

Open position

17/11/2021 | Position as a Biological technical assistant/ Agricultural technical assistant at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available.

CEPLAS Symposium 2021

16/11/2021 | CEPLAS members reported on their research and took the opportunity for an exchange with other researchers on the two-day symposium.

Second funding phase for SPP 2125 DECRyPT

03/11/2021 | Alga Zuccaro coordinates the 24 working groups who have been granted funding from the DFG for the second phase of the SPP.

CEPLAS event on "future meat"

01/11/2021 | Around 70 interested participants in the online discussion with Urs Niggli, Petra Kluger and Matias Zurbriggen.

CEPLAS members in new DFG research group "CSCS"

27/10/2021 | Maria von Korff and Rüdiger Simon are part of the new DFG research group 'Cereal Stem Cell Systems'.

New publication about regulation of meristems

22/10/2021 | New research published by Rüdiger Simon´s team in eLife now uncovers how secreted peptides regulate meristem size and shape.

New publication by Martin Lercher

20/10/2021 | A new article in PLOS Biology by the group of CEPLAS member Martin Lercher shows how an enzyme's affinity for its substrate can be predicted.

CEPLAS scientist in Terra X

18/10/2021 | Borjana Arsova from the Root Dynamics Group (FZJ) was interviewed in the ZDF documentary Terra X.

W1 professorship for Anna Matuszyńska!

18/10/2021 | CEPLAS member Anna Matuszyńska received the nomination to become a W1 professor in Computational Live Sciences at RWTH Aachen.

CEPLAS event with Urs Niggli on October 28th

15/10/2021 | In an online event a sustainable agriculture without animal farming and alternatives for a meat production with animals will be discussed.

New fellowships within the Graduate School

14/10/2021 | The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2022. Application deadline is November 30, 2021.

Pflanzenforschung 4.0 - part three!

12/10/2021 | The 3rd part of our science communication project in the frame of the Wissenschaftsjahr 2020|21 - Bioökonomie has just been released!

CEPLAS opened lab doors for children

05/10/2021 | CEPLAS participated together with the Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi) in the WDR event "Türen auf mit der Maus" on October 3.

Open position

04/10/2021 | Position as a student/ scientific assistant (f/m/d) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available.

CEPLAS Faces with Martin Lercher

08/09/2021 | Martin Lercher (HHU) explains in his interview why the new study program "Quantitative Biology" is radically new and at the same time overdue.

"Each day as a scientist is different"

02/09/2021 | Postdoc Thomas Perrot (HHU) explains in the new issue of CEPLAS Faces why he appreciates the daily life as a scientist.

"Why research on barley can improve not only our beer"

26/08/2021 | The new issue of the Planter's Punch from postdoc Edgar Demesa-Arevalo is about barley and its importance as a crop and plant for research.

"Coming to Germany was a turning point in my career"

25/08/2021 | In CEPLAS Faces On Air Paloma Duran from the Max Planck Institute Cologne gives insights into her life as a scientist.

Women Scientists explain their research to the public

23/08/2021 | CEPLAS members Alisandra Denton, Adélaïde Raguin and Priyamedha Sengupta joined the Soapbox Science event.

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