Promote diversity and protect ecosystems 

In an article for the "Wissenschaftsjahr 2020/21" CEPLAS members Céline Hönl and Günter Strittmatter write about plant research and bioeconomy. [17/03/2021]

Céline Hönl nominated as "Heine-Frau" 

CEPLAS managing coordinator Céline Hönl was awarded for her special commitment in the social and professional context at HHU. [16/03/2021]

New issue of CEPLAS Faces On Air 

The CEPLAS Early Career Researcher Svenja Augustin reveals why science communication is so important for her. [11/03/2021]

New representatives elected 

Daniel Moser and Ilyse Putz have been elected as PhD representatives, Uriel Urquiza and Adélaïde Raguin as representatives of the CEPLAS Postdocs for… [25/02/2021]

New Planter's Punch is out! 

Jia Yu (MPIPZ) describes with illustrative cartoons how plants affect the social life of microorganisms. [24/02/2021]

New Publication 

The group of Maria von Korff Schmising published a study on the genetic regulation of barley inflorescences. [15/02/2021]

CEPLAS doctoral students congratulate the mouse 

The “Sendung mit der Maus” celebrates its 50th anniversary! CEPLAS congratulates in a video. [12/02/2021]

Open position 

Open position as a postdoc available at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne. [12/02/2021]

New publication about regulation of enzyme activities 

CEPLAS member Andreas Weber released a publication in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology. [02/02/2021]

How to find the gorilla 

Martin Lercher's article about creativity in science is one of the top 100 most discussed scientific papers of 2020. Congratulations! [02/02/2021]

Triple success for CEPLAS Alumna 

Congratulations to CEPLAS Graduate School alumna Anna Sergeeva (Petra Bauer's group, HHU) for completing a triple success. [28/01/2021]

New speaker of CEPLAS Graduate School 

AvH Professor Bart Thomma from the University of Cologne is the new speaker of the CEPLAS Graduate School. [25/01/2021]

Special issue with articles from CEPLAS groups 

The Journal of Experimental Botany published a special issue where the work of several CEPLAS groups is summarized. [21/01/2021]

CEPLAS Faces with Hajira Jabeen 

In CEPLAS Faces Hajira Jabeen reveals which scientist she would like to meet and talks about her biggest challenges in the current pandemic. [20/01/2021]

Planter's Punch from Eliza Loo 

Postdoctoral researcher Eliza Loo tries to understand how much the general public knows about her field of study. [15/01/2021]

New publication on efficiency of maize growth 

Together with a team of HHU researchers CEPLAS member Wolf Frommer released a publication about a phloem loading mechanism in maize. [11/01/2021]

New publication from Bart Thomma 

CEPLAS member Bart Thomma released a publication about a chromatin profile in a fungal plant pathogen in the Journal eLife. [08/01/2021]

Philipp Westhoff in CEPLAS Faces 

In a video Philipp Westhoff reveals, why communication is so important in his job and when he decided to become a scientist. [17/12/2020]

ERC Consolidator Grant for Maria von Korff Schmising 

CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising applied successfully for an ERC Consolidator Grant. [10/12/2020]

Apply now! 

The call for our CEPLAS research internships for undergrad students is open! [10/12/2020]

CEPLAS Faces with Miltos Tsiantis 

CEPLAS member Miltos Tsiantis tells us about two incidents from his life as a researcher that remained in his memory the most. [09/12/2020]

Open position 

Open position as a Doctoral researcher available at the Institute for Population Genetics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. [07/12/2020]

A plant immune receptor: it takes four to tango 

CEPLAS members Jijie Chai, Jane Parker and Paul Schulze-Lefert (MPI) are involved in a study about a plant intracellular immune receptor. [07/12/2020]

New Planter's Punch is out! 

Niklas Jung and Thomas Perrot explain why plant polysaccharids have the potential to improve our health and environment. [25/11/2020]