Congratulations Dr. Kalpana Shanmugarajah!

21/01/2019 | Graduate school member Kalpana successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Open positions

04/01/2019 | Research assistant at the Institute for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Postdoctoral position in Plant Molecular Physiology/Cell Biology at the...

Event for the World Soil Day 2018 – Workshop for Teachers

04/01/2019 | Teachers from the Cologne area test mobile laboratories to analyse soil samples

World Soil Day

Apply now for the CEPLAS Graduate School!

20/12/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School offers PhD fellowships for students with a Bachelor's degree in biology or related fields

Congratulations Dr. Kumari Billakurthi!

19/12/2018 | Graduate school member Kumari successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Kumari Billakurthi

Congratulations Dr. Meike Hüdig!

12/12/2018 | Graduate School member Meike successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Congratulations Dr. Debika Sarkar!

12/12/2018 | Graduate School member Debika successfully defended her PhD thesis.

Promotion Debika

CEPLAS scientists participate in the EU-funded project CropBooster-P

11/12/2018 | Scientists from 8 different countries will work on the questions how to boost global crop yield for food & nutrition security

With a little help from their friends

06/11/2018 | Great new publication in "Cell" on plant-microbe interactions. Congratulations!

Joint position paper

24/10/2018 | Over 85 European scientists and research institutions speak out for a change in GMO policy

CEPLAS guest commentary

24/10/2018 | CEPLAS guest commentary on genome editing and the ECJ ruling in Westdeutsche Zeitung

Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Widmer

23/10/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Heidi successfully defended her PhD thesis "Functional characterisation of a fungal endonuclease effector and regulated...

Congratulations to Dr. Katharina Gräfe

18/10/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Katharina successfully defended her PhD thesis "Establishing an in vitro system for the ABC transporter PLEIOTROPIC DRUG...

We have made it!

27/09/2018 | New Cluster CEPLAS II will start in January

New CEPLAS LinkedIn profile page

24/09/2018 | We’re online with our new LinkedIn employer’s page

Microbes instead of fertilizers. Is that possible?

14/09/2018 | In a new video by transGEN CEPLAS Postdoc Henning Frerigmann explains how microorganisms can help plants grow.

Mikroben statt Dünger 4

Congratulations to Dr. Eva Willée!

10/09/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Eva successfully defended her PhD thesis "Analysis of light-dependent leaf development in Arabidopsis and cotyledon...

Apply now!

24/08/2018 | Open Phd position in Plant Microbe Interactions.

New CEPLAS section in the Botanical Garden

17/08/2018 | In the new CEPLAS section, aspects of plant breeding can be experienced at first-hand. Take a look at the new topics in our photo gallery.

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Number of critical voices on the judgement of the European Justice Court on genome editing increases

11/08/2018 | Since the judgement on July 25, more and more scientists speak up against the decision

Open positions

11/08/2018 | Currently we have several open positions!

European Court of Justice passed judgement on classification of genome edited plants

27/07/2018 | "From a scientific view, the judgement does not make sense!"

Congratulations to Dr. Alfredo Mari!

26/07/2018 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Alfredo successfully defended his PhD thesis "Mutualistic Interactions between pathogenic and non pathogenic protists in...

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)

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