English version CEPLAS image movie

English version of the CEPLAS movie out now! 

Watch English version here [10/04/2018]

New paper in "Cell" by CEPLAS PI Jürgen Zeier 

Flavin Monooxygenase-Generated N-Hydroxypipecolic Acid Is a Critical Element of Plant Systemic Immunity [26/03/2018]

Comparison of roots


Start of the new "Research and Education" module for pupils and student teachers [20/03/2018]

Open position 

Open position in Plant-Microbe Interaction Research [19/03/2018]

C3 and C4 leaf

How to increase photosynthetic efficiency in plants? 

Learn how modifications in the leaf anatomy can improve photosynthetic performance in our new Planter's Punch. [15/03/2018]

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017 out now! 

Our latest annual report is online and can be downloaded here. [08/03/2018]


CEPLAS PI Oliver Ebenhöh was appointed to a W2 professorship in Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at HHU. [06/03/2018]

NRW Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen on a visit at HHU 

On February 14 2018, the Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen visited HHU and CEPLAS [22/02/2018]

Flowering time regulation

Insight into the regulation of flowering 

Recent paper presents promising approach to identify key genes of flowering in different Brassicaceae. [15/02/2018]


Research in the land of the rising sun 

Share the impressions of two young scientists about their CEPLAS funded research stays in Japan [08/02/2018]

PhD Verteidigung Ruben

Best PhD thesis 2017 

HHU honours CEPLAS Alumnus Ruben for his thesis „Computational Methods for the Analysis of Plant-associated Microbial Communities“ [06/02/2018]


How to raise the number of seeds? 

New Planters's Punch about flower fertility. [01/02/2018]

Congratulations to Dr. Udhaya Ponraj 

CEPLAS Graduate School member Udhaya successfully defended her PhD thesis "Analysis of axillary mersitem initiation in perennial plant Arabis alpina" [26/01/2018]


17 PhD positions at MPIPZ Cologne 

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… [25/01/2018]

Open positions 

AG Garrido-Oter at MPIPZ is looking for two postdocs! [17/01/2018]

Congratulations to Dr. Silke Weckopp 

CEPLAS Graduate School member Silke successfully defended her PhD thesis "Does the evolution of C4 photosynthesis include adaptions in mineral… [15/01/2018]


Planter's Punch Award 2017 

The winner is: Berkley Walker with "Where did all my donuts go?" [11/01/2018]

Competence Area Food Security 

New image movie out now! [05/01/2018]

Tim Rose

First Quantitative Biologists have finished their Bachelor! 

First graduates in the CEPLAS-initiated programme. [02/01/2018]

Congratulations to Dr. Philipp Fesel 

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

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

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


What is the relation between donuts and photosynthesis? 

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

Highly Cited Researcher Badge

Highly Cited Researcher 2017 

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

New early career researchers’ representatives 

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