Just released: The CEPLAS Image Movie!

17/11/2017 | Lean back and enjoy a tour through CEPLAS research activities and discover plant science!

Arabisdopsis Blätter

Apply now for a CEPLAS research internship!

13/11/2017 | Research internships for 3./4. semester B.Sc. Biology or Biochemistry students. Application deadline is December 17.

The interesting ways of how plants use CO2 and light to create sugar and O2

09/11/2017 | Find out more in our new Planter's Punch.

C4 plants

Impressions from CEPLAS Symposium 2017

24/10/2017 | More than 100 scientists participated in the annual event.

CEPLAS Symposium

Do you know Kiri trees?

18/10/2017 | CEPLAS young researchers visited the spin-off company WeGrow.

Successful CEPLAS Workshop about Authentic Networking for Women in Academia

17/10/2017 | 14 female CEPLAS scientists participated in a workshop about networking specially designed for women.

How do plants ensure adequate phosphorus nutrition in phosphorus-impoverished soils?

10/10/2017 | Joint publication of three CEPLAS groups gives insights into root-associated fungal microbiota.

root-associated fungal microbiota

Insights into the plant’s protistbiome

05/10/2017 | New publication from several CEPLAS members, who analysed the role of protists for plants.


Successful draft proposal in the Excellence Strategy!

29/09/2017 | CEPLAS was invited to submit a full proposal in the funding line Clusters of Excellence.

The importance of soil health and how microbes can contribute to improved farming systems

26/09/2017 | Learn more about this topic in our new Planter's Punch!

Grafik einer Pflanze

Congratulations to ERC Starting Grant!

15/09/2017 | We congratulate Stéphane Hacquard (MPIPZ) on the ERC Starting Grant “MICRORULES” that was awarded to him for the next five years.

Several open positions in CEPLAS groups

14/09/2017 | The groups of Prof. Pauly, Prof. Frommer and Prof. Kopriva are looking for a postdoc, a PhD and a scientific coordinator. Apply now!

Congratulations to Dr. Gwendolyn Kirschner!

12/09/2017 | CEPLAS Gradschool member Gwendolyn successfully defended her PhD thesis "Genetic control of root meristem develoment in barley (Hordeum vulgare)"

Authentic Networking for Women in Academia

11/09/2017 | CEPLAS is offering a workshop especially designed for women.

Wissenschaftler an White Board

New public lecture series "Food and Nutrition Security"

05/09/2017 | Several talks will be given by CEPLAS scientists and invited speakers from academia, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Microorganism can make plants more competitive and protect them from pathogens!

31/08/2017 | Learn more about microbial communities in our new Planter’s Punch edition.

Pseudomonas bakteria on leave

CEPLAS PIs contributed two chapters to the book „Photorespiration - Methods and Protocols“

22/08/2017 | The new edition is part of the series Methods in Molecular Biology (Springer Protocols)

Insights into the development of the fourth most abundant crop plant: Barley.

15/08/2017 | Two new publications from CEPLAS groups of Rüdiger Simon and Maria von Korff.

Wildgerste am MPIPZ

US$6 million grant from Gates foundation!

11/08/2017 | Congratulation to Wolf B. Frommer and his international research partners.

CEPLAS Work-Family-Integration measurements

08/08/2017 | Did you know that CEPLAS promotes reconciliation between work and private life? Offers are open to women and men!

Nature Letter co-authored by group of Rüdiger Simon

03/08/2017 | In vivo FRET–FLIM reveals cell-type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots.

Open position as Technical Assistant

02/08/2017 | The Institute for Plant Genetics (HHU/MPIPZ) is looking for a Technical Assistant

Greetings from abroad!

01/08/2017 | Various CEPLAS PhDs and Postdocs spent several weeks in labs abroad, funded by the CEPLAS mobility fund. Here they share their experience with you.

Group Picture in Santa Monica

How to identify (almost) invisible organisms?

27/07/2017 | The new Planter's Punch edition explains what DNA barcods are and how they are generated.


Impressions from CEPLAS research and events

25/07/2017 | Get an impression of recent CEPLAS events and what our research looks like. Images will be updated periodically.

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