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

Successful CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017!

20/07/2017 | 21 female CEPLAS scientists participated in a compact, interactive and women-oriented workshop programme.

Glowing Plants - Exhibition in the Botanical Garden

12/07/2017 | Today is the official opening of a new exhibition in the Botanical Garden at HHU (12.07. - 03.09.). Don't miss!

How to get specific traits from one plant to another?

06/07/2017 | This Planter's Punch explains what genetic and evolutionary engineering is and how you can combine them.

Directed evolution

CEPLAS meets Politics

03/07/2017 | CEPLAS Speaker Andreas Weber was invited to the "Sitzungswoche Agrar" in Berlin to discuss about sustainable agriculture.

Image: sitzungswoche / Henrik Andree

Congratulations to Dr. Vicky Tilmes!

28/06/2017 | CEPLAS Gradschool member Vicky successfully defended her PhD thesis "Functional analysis of orthologous transcription factors FLOWERING LOCUS C and...

Tamara Gigolashvili is visiting Ohio State University

27/06/2017 | Two-month research stay at Prof. Dr. Grotewold lab to foster German and US research activities.

Foto von Tamara Gigolashvili

Guided Tours in the Botanical Garden

23/06/2017 | On six Sundays in July and September, Peter Westhoff and Andreas Weber invite you to learn more about plants. Tours are for free!

CEPLAS Beet Botanischer Garten

Group of Maria Albani is hiring

22/06/2017 | Postdoctoral Researcher "Plant Development and Life History Evolution" at the Botanical Institute in Cologne.

1. International CEPLAS Summer School 2017 "Emerging Frontiers in Plant Sciences" took place 05.-09.06.2017

20/06/2017 | 47 PhD students and 15 renowned speakers discussed current topics of plant sciences at the Sportschule in Hennef.

Gruppenfoto der Summer School

Maria von Korff-Schmising will give a talk in the frame of the "Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde"

20/06/2017 | On July 3rd, Maria will talk about strategies against drought and how the genetic potential of barley can be optimally exploited.

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