Carbon Challenge winners announced

16/08/2022 | A group of high school students from Langenfeld grew corn and produced the largest amount of dry matter in 3 months.

Soapbox Science in Bonn

08/08/2022 | Three CEPLAS members were engaged in explaining their research to an interested audience in the center of Bonn.

Three CEPLAS members at Soapbox Science

27/07/2022 | CEPLAS members Pia Saake, Mary Ngigi and Kumsal Ecem Çolpan will participate as speakers in the Soapbox Science event on August 6th in Bonn.

National Science Foundation supports summer research program at CEPLAS

26/07/2022 | The Washington State University received an award to support students undertaking plant biology research projects at CEPLAS.

Mini-exhibition about Gregor Mendel

25/07/2022 | In the occasion of Gregor Mendel's 200th birthday CEPLAS offers insights into his research in a mini-exhibition in the Botanical Garden Düsseldorf.

Pengxin Yu in CEPLAS Faces

22/07/2022 | CEPLAS PhD Pengxin Yu (UoC) tells us in a video about his daily work and what he wants to achieve with his research in the field of photosynthesis.

Science & Snack with urbanplantx

18/07/2022 | The Citizen Science project urbanplantx gives insights into genetic work with wild plants in pavers on July 19. (photo: HHU/ Steffen Köhler)

Molecules boosting plant immunity identified

08/07/2022 | Two studies published in "Science" by CEPLAS members Jijie Chai and Jane E. Parker from MPIPZ and colleagues from China reveal critical molecules for...

Open position

01/07/2022 | New position as a Student/ Research assistant at the Institute for Molecular Physiology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available.

The dose makes the poison – why we study mineral nutrition

30/06/2022 | In a new issue of the Planter's Punch doctoral researcher Emely Silz (UoC) explains what the carbon dilution effect has to do with our morning coffee.

CEPLAS Career Speed Dating

29/06/2022 | Eleven CEPLAS early career researchers learned about various professional fields at the Career Speed Dating event in Düsseldorf.

Six schools face the carbon challenge

28/06/2022 | Together with Bayer and the research institute Invite, CEPLAS launched a school competition that attracted a lot of interest from schools.

Discussion event on beer in brewery

21/06/2022 | Experts in brewing and breeding research discussed more sustainable and better beer with an interested audience.

New positions

15/06/2022 | 22 new doctoral researchers/PhD positions (f/m/d) at the University of Colgogne available.

How to follow corn genes into the past

02/06/2022 | In the new Planter's Punch the PhD Kerstin Schulz (UoC) explains why she tries to get insights into the history and evolution of maize.

Open position

02/06/2022 | New position as a Student/ Research assistant at the Institute for Plant Sciences (UoC) available.

Podcast with CEPLAS members

01/06/2022 | Maria von Korff Schmising and Markus Stetter give insights into their work in the current episode of "Exzellent erklärt: Spitzenforschung für alle".

New Collaborative Research Centre for CEPLAS

27/05/2022 | Juliette de Meaux (UoC) and Maria von Korff Schmising (HHU) receive DFG funding for the next four years.

CEPLAS event about research in beer brewing

24/05/2022 | Four experts will discuss new breeding methods in beer brewing at a "Brauhaus" in Düsseldorf on June 20.

Children discover the world of plant research

20/05/2022 | About 100 children from Düsseldorf elementary schools were introduced by CEPLAS scientists into the fascinating world of plant research.

Pint of Science in pub atmosphere

13/05/2022 | CEPLAS members provided insights into the fascinating world of plant research in the frame of the Pint of Science Festival 2022.

CEPLAS/IPK International Summer School 2022

11/05/2022 | 53 PhDs from 19 countries meet since Monday at the monastery Kloster Steinfeld in the Eifel.

CEPLAS cooperation with IPK

11/05/2022 | In an interview (text and video) Prof. Andreas Graner (IPK) and Prof. Andreas Weber (CEPLAS) speak about the cooperation.

New CEPLAS Postdoc positions

09/05/2022 | The call for our next cohort of CEPLAS postdocs is open. Application deadline is June 06, 2022.

Peer Power!

09/05/2022 | After starting online, the first on-site meeting of the new peer mentoring program for group leaders took place at the Cologne Biocenter last week.

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