CEPLAS Career Speed Dating 2024 

10 CEPLAS early career researchers participated in the speed dating to learn more about career opportunities and establish contacts outside academia. [22/05/2024]

CEPLAS Exchange Platform 2024 

The CEPLAS Exchange Platform brought together CEPLAS scientists with representatives from companies and organizations engaged in research transfer. [22/05/2024]

Pint of Science in pub atmosphere 

Scientists provided insights into the fascinating world of plant research in the frame of the Pint of Science Festival 2024. [16/05/2024]

Paul Schulze-Lefert elected as foreign member of Royal Society 

The CEPLAS member (MPIPZ) has been elected in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the fields of plant immunity and the plant microbiota. [16/05/2024]

CEPLAS research data policy adopted 

The CEPLAS research data policy builds on the collaboration with DataPLANT to support CEPLAS researchers with FAIR data management. [06/05/2024]

Let it be light 

In a new issue of the Planter's Punch CEPLAS doctoral researcher Pengxin Yu (UoC) created a poem about the growing of a tiny seedling. [02/05/2024]

Wolf Frommer elected to the National Academy of Sciences 

The CEPLAS member is one of 120 members that have been elected in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research. [02/05/2024]

New position 

New position as a postdoc (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Sciences (UoC) available. [02/05/2024]

New CEPLAS ECR representatives 

Craig Dent and Anupama have been elected as new postdoc representatives, Ella Ludwig and Laura Merx as new PhD representatives. [29/04/2024]

CEPLAS encouraged girls in Science on Girls' Day 

Kerstin Schipper from Florian Altegoer's lab (HHU) gave 10 girls insights into scientific work and the everyday life of a scientist. [29/04/2024]

New position 

New position as a student assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [24/04/2024]

New publication about plant and animal immunity 

Together with a research team CEPLAS members Takaki Maekawa (UoC) and Jane Parker (MPIPZ) uncovered parallels in plant and animal immune systems. [12/04/2024]

Seven (seemingly un-)solvable riddles 

In a new issue of the Planter's Punch doctoral researcher Susanne Vollmer (HHU) presents her project in a series of riddles. [11/04/2024]

New position for Vera Göhre  

CEPLAS member Vera Göhre (HHU) started a professorship at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. [11/04/2024]

CEPLAS members at Crop IB

Crop Innovation & Business Conference in Ghent 

From March 24 to March 26, 2024, seven CEPLAS members participated in the “Crop Innovation & Business Conference” in Ghent, Belgium [03/04/2024]

PlantAct! Conference in Düsseldorf 

The first PlantAct! Conference took place at HHU Düsseldorf from March 11 to 13 and was co-organized from CEPLAS. [19/03/2024]

International CEPLAS-IPK Summer School 2024 

The Summer School takes place from September 22 to 26 in Kloster Drübeck, Ilsenburg. Registration is open until May 12. [18/03/2024]

How sugar transporters organize the microbiota colonization in roots 

CEPLAS postdoctoral researcher Eliza Loo (HHU) identified together with a research team three SWEET sugar transporters. [13/03/2024]

Early Career Researchers awarded prizes 

Svenja Augustin and Sebastian Triesch received prizes from the German Society for Plant Sciences. [07/03/2024]

CEPLAS photo exhibition opens in Cologne 

The exhibition on 10 years of CEPLAS research shows 27 pictures and is now on display at “Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek”. [06/03/2024]

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 

The annual event is dedicated to CEPLAS female early career researchers and offers a program that aims at supporting their career advancement. [27/02/2024]

ISINIP Symposium in Düsseldorf 

The 21st International Symposium on Iron Nutrition takes place from July 8 to 12 and is organized by CEPLAS member Petra Bauer (HHU). [26/02/2024]

New positions 

2 new positions as postdoctoral researchers (f/m/d) in plant metabolism and immunity at the University of Cologne available. [26/02/2024]

Interview with Tobias Jores 

In a new issue of CEPLAS Faces Tobias Jores (HHU) reveals why a switch in methods led to the most important decision in his scientific career. [20/02/2024]