Opening of CEPLAS photo exhibition


An exhibition on 10 years of CEPLAS research presents 27 photos and provides insights into plant research.

Together with the “Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf” (ULB), CEPLAS invites interested people to the photo exhibition "SMART plants for tomorrow’s needs" at the ULB and provides insights into 10 years of excellent plant research on the occasion of the anniversary.

With 27 impressive pictures from the CEPLAS researchers' collection, the exhibition not only shows 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 was opened by CEPLAS speaker Maria von Korf Schmising and ULB Director Kathrin Kessen with around 50 guests in the audience. In his presentation that followed, CEPLAS scientist Rubén Garrido Oter (MPIPZ) provided insights into microbiome research and explained the results that CEPLAS researchers have achieved in this area to date and the open questions that still need to be answered in the near future. During a concluding exchange with drinks and snacks, visitors were able to view the pictures and vote for the best picture in a photo competition.

The exhibition will be open until January 21st at the ULB at HHU.