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

Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Fesel

19/12/2017 | CEPLAS Graduate School member Philipp successfully defended his PhD thesis "Insights into ß-glucan biology in mutualistic plant-microbe interactions"

Successful 2nd NRW-wide PhD Day "Future Bioeconomy"

14/12/2017 | Networking event for young researchers interested in bioeconomy.

What is the relation between donuts and photosynthesis?

12/12/2017 | Find out in our new Planter’s Punch.


Highly Cited Researcher 2017

05/12/2017 | Congratulations: Three CEPLAS PIs are among the most frequently cited researchers!

Highly Cited Researcher Badge

New early career researchers’ representatives

30/11/2017 | Melanie Sapp was elected as the new early career researchers’ representative.

Congratulations: ERC Consolidator Grant for Gunter Döhlemann!

29/11/2017 | Five year funding for research on virulence strategies of fungal plant pathogens.

Just released: The CEPLAS Image Movie!

17/11/2017 | Lean back and enjoy a tour through CEPLAS research activities and discover plant science!

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