CEPLAS photo exhibition opens in Cologne


The exhibition on 10 years of CEPLAS research shows 27 pictures and is now on display at “Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek”.

Together with the “Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln” (USB), CEPLAS invites to the photo exhibition "SMART plants for the tomorrow’s needs" at the USB and provides insights into ten years of excellent plant research. The images were on display for three months at the “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek” Düsseldorf and were moved to the new location at the end of February.

With around 50 guests, the exhibition was opened yesterday by CEPLAS Deputy Speaker Bart Thomma and USB Director Hubertus Neuhausen. In a casual discussion with moderator Philipp Budde, CEPLAS member Markus Stetter (UoC) then gave insights into CEPLAS research and highlighted how plant research can contribute to solving current problems such as climate change. After the presentations, CEPLAS and USB invited guests to enjoy finger food and drinks and gave them the opportunity for an exchange and a tour around the exhibition.

27 impressive images from the CEPLAS researchers' collection show not only impressions of everyday research, but also research methods and results. Sections through barley spikes or the activity of genes during different phases of development show the fascinating facets of plant research as well as fluorescent chloroplasts in leaves. Accompanying bilingual texts describe each picture, explain the different research approaches and outline the contribution they can make to improving crops. Information about the CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence is also available on several boards. Visitors can learn about the key data of the research program and the structural influence of the Cluster of Excellence on the universities.

The exhibition will be on display at the USB Cologne until August 31.