Registration deadline extended!

20/07/2018 | You can still register until August 15 for the 1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future taking place from 05.–07. September 2018 in Cologne.

Opening of the new research building "Center for Synthetic Life Sciences"

16/07/2018 | The HHU building will house the new CEPLAS groups and the technology facilities of the Center for Biological and Medical Research (BMFZ)

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their plant hosts: old friends that go way back

12/07/2018 | Great publication by CEPLAS members Garrido-Oter, Nakano, McHardy, Schulze-Lefert and others

Interactive CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2018

12/07/2018 | A CEPLAS career and networking event for female scientists

Open positions

12/07/2018 | Currently we have several open positions

Successful CEPLAS Career Speed Dating

03/07/2018 | Lively discussions at this year's CEPLAS Career Speed Dating

Active exchange with guests from Corteva AgriscienceTM

28/06/2018 | CEPLAS course with employees from a globally acting agriscience company

Multi-million project with the participation of CEPLAS scientists approved.

20/06/2018 | The group of Matias Zurbriggen receives € 820.000 within the framework of the EU-funded project "CyGenTiG - Cybergenetic tissue engineering".

CEPLAS Alumni Peter Lundquist starts as Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

11/06/2018 | Congratulations to Peter who will be joining the Plant Resilience Institute.

A visit to the company, which constructed the largest agricultural phenotyping robot in the world.

08/06/2018 | 10 CEPLAS Members joined an excursion to LemnaTec, a company specialised on plant phenotyping equipment.

Excursion LemnaTec

Who, besides the plant, is also carrying out Photosynthesis in the leaf?

31/05/2018 | Find out in our new issue of Planter's Punch.


Open position

25/05/2018 | Internship / Master's Project at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

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.

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