CEPLAS Early Career Researchers at Bio.NRW academy

18/05/2018 | On May 15, four of our postdocs participated in the Bio.NRW academy at the FZJ

Congratulations to Dr. Suraj Sharma

16/05/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Suraj successfully defended his PhD thesis "Mathematical models of glucosinolate metabolism in plants"

Open positions

08/05/2018 | PhD student (m/f) Bioinformatics and Research Assistant at the Institute for Plant Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

New research building for plant sciences at HHU

26/04/2018 | The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) recommended the funding of the "Plant Environmental Adaptation Center (PEAC)"

PEAC Antrag

CEPLAS Alumni Berkley Walker starts as assistant professor at MSU

19/04/2018 | Congratulations to CEPLAS Alumni Berkley Walker who starts as assistant professor at Michigan State University.

Berkley Walker

Understanding metabolic interactions in plant root associated bacterial communities

17/04/2018 | Watch a great video about this old-fashioned love story in our new Planter's Punch!

Planter's Punch Antonella Succurro

English version of the CEPLAS movie out now!

10/04/2018 | Watch English version here

English version CEPLAS image movie

New paper in "Cell" by CEPLAS PI Jürgen Zeier

26/03/2018 | Flavin Monooxygenase-Generated N-Hydroxypipecolic Acid Is a Critical Element of Plant Systemic Immunity


20/03/2018 | Start of the new "Research and Education" module for pupils and student teachers

Comparison of roots

Open position

19/03/2018 | Open position in Plant-Microbe Interaction Research

How to increase photosynthetic efficiency in plants?

15/03/2018 | Learn how modifications in the leaf anatomy can improve photosynthetic performance in our new Planter's Punch.

C3 and C4 leaf

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017 out now!

08/03/2018 | Our latest annual report is online and can be downloaded here.

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017


06/03/2018 | CEPLAS PI Oliver Ebenhöh was appointed to a W2 professorship in Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at HHU.

NRW Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen on a visit at HHU

22/02/2018 | On February 14 2018, the Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen visited HHU and CEPLAS

Insight into the regulation of flowering

15/02/2018 | Recent paper presents promising approach to identify key genes of flowering in different Brassicaceae.

Flowering time regulation

Research in the land of the rising sun

08/02/2018 | Share the impressions of two young scientists about their CEPLAS funded research stays in Japan


Best PhD thesis 2017

06/02/2018 | HHU honours CEPLAS Alumnus Ruben for his thesis „Computational Methods for the Analysis of Plant-associated Microbial Communities“

PhD Verteidigung Ruben

How to raise the number of seeds?

01/02/2018 | New Planters's Punch about flower fertility.


Congratulations to Dr. Udhaya Ponraj

26/01/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Udhaya successfully defended her PhD thesis "Analysis of axillary mersitem initiation in perennial plant Arabis alpina"

17 PhD positions at MPIPZ Cologne

25/01/2018 | CEPLAS PIs M. Bucher, A. Zuccaro, M. von Korff, G. Coupland, J. Parker, J. Chai, P.Schulze-Lefert & M. Tsiantis are offering PhD projects. Application...


Open positions

17/01/2018 | AG Garrido-Oter at MPIPZ is looking for two postdocs!

Congratulations to Dr. Silke Weckopp

15/01/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Silke successfully defended her PhD thesis "Does the evolution of C4 photosynthesis include adaptions in mineral...

Planter's Punch Award 2017

11/01/2018 | The winner is: Berkley Walker with "Where did all my donuts go?"


Competence Area Food Security

05/01/2018 | New image movie out now!

First Quantitative Biologists have finished their Bachelor!

02/01/2018 | First graduates in the CEPLAS-initiated programme.

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