CEPLAS Faces with Miltos Tsiantis

09/12/2020 | CEPLAS member Miltos Tsiantis tells us about two incidents from his life as a researcher that remained in his memory the most.

Open position

07/12/2020 | Open position as a Doctoral researcher available at the Institute for Population Genetics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

A plant immune receptor: it takes four to tango

07/12/2020 | CEPLAS members Jijie Chai, Jane Parker and Paul Schulze-Lefert (MPI) are involved in a study about a plant intracellular immune receptor.

New Planter's Punch is out!

25/11/2020 | Niklas Jung and Thomas Perrot explain why plant polysaccharids have the potential to improve our health and environment.

New publication

24/11/2020 | CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising released a publication about flowering and floret fertility.

Apply now!

23/11/2020 | CEPLAS announces 3 faculty positions at the universities Cologne and Düsseldorf

CEPLAS and GSSC have succeeded in acquiring Excellent Research Support Program

23/11/2020 | New project joins forces between plant biology and social sciences.


18/11/2020 | In our new issue of CEPLAS Faces Anna Matuszyńska answers our questions in a short video!

ERC Synergy Grant

12/11/2020 | Congratulations to CEPLAS PIs Wolf Frommer and Rüdiger Simon for their successful application for an ERC Synergy grant!

Vidi grant for Wilma van Esse

06/11/2020 | CEPLAS Alumna Wilma van Esse lands prestigious five-year vidi grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Application for Graduate School

03/11/2020 | The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2020. Application deadline is November 30, 2020.

Six questions to Guido Grossmann

23/10/2020 | Guido Grossmann is the new head of the Institute for Cell and Interaction Biology at HHU. Read his interview!

New publication on immune systems

22/10/2020 | CEPLAS members from UoC and MPIPZ published new insights into how plants protect themselves from microbial invaders.

The new Planter's Punch is out!

21/10/2020 | Postdoctoral researcher Yugander Arra explains why he investigates SWEETs to fight rice diseases.

External Fellow grant for Alice Pajoro

21/10/2020 | Alice Pajoro receives a CEPLAS external fellows grant to support the collaboration in a project in the context of research area 1.

With CO2 pricing and storage out of the climate crisis

20/10/2020 | About 100 viewers followed the CEPLAS Online event and discussed about solutions to the CO2 problems.

CEPLAS School Project started

19/10/2020 | High school students gain first practical experiences in research at the University of Cologne.

New Planters's Punch

25/09/2020 | How do plants use their DNA as a toolbox for various tasks? Postdoc Miguel Miñambres Martín (HHU) makes an interesting comparison.

CEPLAS Graduate students start their PhD projects

24/09/2020 | The first class of CEPLAS Graduate students will start in October.

Eliza Loo in CEPLAS Faces

18/09/2020 | Postdoc Eliza Loo tells us why her favorite plant is the shameplant and what she misses most in times of pandemic.

New publication

14/09/2020 | An international team of researchers led by CEPLAS member Rüdiger Simon released a publication in the Journal Current Biology.

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day

11/09/2020 | Young female CEPLAS researchers learned how to approach career development planning.

No detection method for genome-edited crops

09/09/2020 | Open statement by the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) on the recently published study in "Foods".

Securing future and competitiveness with bio-economy

07/09/2020 | CEPLAS event about bio-economy addressed more then 100 participants.

Open position

04/09/2020 | Open position as a PhD student available at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne.

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