"CEPLAS Research and Education" raised pupils and students interest in research on plant roots

06/06/2017 | In frame of the "Berufsfeldpraktikum", biology students and pupils gained first lab experience.

Kresse mit Amöben

How do plants pick up weight?

01/06/2017 | This Planter's Punch from Silke Weckopp expains it to you!

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CEPLAS now on Twitter!

30/05/2017 | ... so follow us!!! We will keep you updated with the latest Cluster news and activities.

Enthusiasm at the Fascination of Plants Day!

30/05/2017 | 150 pupils were fascinated of the superforces of plants.

Schüler beim Fascination of Plants Day

New lecture series starts soon!

23/05/2017 | How did the Mayans cultivate maize? Are superfoods as good as promised? Three exiting talks will give insights! (Talks will be in German)

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Very Young Researchers at Synthetic Microbiology

22/05/2017 | Local kindergarten group visited the lab of Ilka Axmann.

Kitagruppe zu Gast in der Mikrobiologie

Awards ceremony in Berlin

18/05/2017 | On May 16, 2017 the awards ceremony for the two Alexander von Humboldt professors Wolf B. Frommer and Jijie Chai took place in Berlin.

Still places available in the study programme B. Sc. Quantitative Biologie

16/05/2017 | Are you interested in working in the field of biomedicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, ecology or systems biology? You are not afraid of math? Apply now!

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Metabolite hunters in the eternal ice

09/05/2017 | What are metabolites and how can you analyse them? And what do they have to do with algea? This comic will explain it to you!

Auschnitt aus dem Metabolit-Jäger Comic

New Planter's Punch on how to date a smut fungus!

21/04/2017 | A putative correspondence between researchers and the smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos

New DFG Priority Programm on Plant Microbiota

18/04/2017 | "Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Plant Microbiota (DECRyPT)“ will be established in 2018 and coordinated by Prof. Alga Zuccaro (UoC).

Phylogenetischer Baum

Sowing of spring barley

13/04/2017 | The group of Prof. Benjamin Stich has sown approximately 5000 different genotypes at the MPIPZ in Cologne

Foto of precision air seeder

Happy Easter!

13/04/2017 | We wish you joyful holidays!

Ostereier in CEPLAS Farben

Successful CEPLAS Career Speed Dating!

10/04/2017 | 13 representatives from different industries/institutions shared personal experience on career path with 13 CEPLAS early career researchers.

René Röspel (MdB) visits CEPLAS

10/04/2017 | Last week René Röspel, Member of the German Parliament took the time for a visit at the Cluster of Excellence CEPLAS.

International Symposium on Food Security

07/04/2017 | Join the kick-off and launch of the new Compentence Area VI "Food Security". Registration is open!

Fascination of Plants Day

30/03/2017 | On May 18th, CEPLAS invites school kids to HHU Düsseldorf to learn more about superforces of plants.

CEPLAS SAB member wins prize of the American Society of Plant Biologists

29/03/2017 | Georges Freyssinet, member of the CEPLAS Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural Technology.

New Planter's Punch about communication between cells

23/03/2017 | Nozomi Kawamoto explains how the plant can regulate the distance between seeds.

vule (Seed) spacing in commercially available greens in super market

New Science publication by group of Prof. Ilka Axmann

20/03/2017 | Structures of the cyanobacterial circadian oscillator frozen in a fully assembled state

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AvH Award Winner Prof. Wolf-B. Frommer starts at HHU

02/03/2017 | Prof. Wolf-B. Frommer was awarded and successfully appointed to the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship and will start in April 2017.

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How to visualize proteins in living cells?

01/03/2017 | This video is a Planter's Punch contribution by Gwendolyn Kirschner and explains how proteins can be visualized in living cells.

GFP-tagged plant cells

Save the date: Joint CEPLAS Symposium and YRR 2017

28/02/2017 | This year the CEPLAS Symposium and the Young Researchers Retreat will take place as a joint event on October 19/20th at KOMED in Cologne.

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