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.

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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...

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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)

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

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