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The call for this year's CEPLAS research internships for undergrads is open! [28/01/2020]

New publication on Iron deficiency 

CEPLAS member Petra Bauer publishes results on the regulation of iron deficiency in the journal Plant Physiology. [27/01/2020]

Open positions 

Research Assistant positions at Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne [20/01/2020]

New postdocs at CEPLAS 

During the last months seven new postdocs have started and will in the future support the research in CEPLAS. [16/01/2020]

CEPLAS spokesman is new president of the Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft 

Since January, Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber has succeeded Prof. Dr. Karl-Josef Dietz of Bielefeld University. [15/01/2020]

Milena Malisic is the new representative of the CEPLAS PhDs´ 

This week, Milena Malisic was elected as the new representative of the CEPLAS doctoral students. [20/12/2019]

CEPLAS involved in project for the development of innovative experiments in schools 

Together with the Technische Hochschule Köln, CEPLAS researchers developed school experiments for the smart growth of plants. [20/12/2019]

Leopoldina and DFG want new genetic engineering legislation 

The Academies of Sciences and the German Research Foundation (DFG) yesterday published a recommendation on the decision on genetically modified… [05/12/2019]

Open positions 

Two positions as Research associates at the Institute of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plants [02/12/2019]

Congratulations Dr. Jan Schulze Hüynck 

CEPLAS Member Jan successfully defendet his PhD thesis! [28/11/2019]

Open position 

Academic expert position in Imaging at University of Cologne/MPI for Plant Breeding Research [28/11/2019]

Open position 

Currently we have several open positions! Academic expert in Imaging at HHU, PhD in Computational Genomics at HHU, technician at UoC! [22/11/2019]

Lively discussion at third event of "An der Wurzel gepackt" 

Researchers from CEPLAS explain climate change and challenges for plant breeding [21/11/2019]

Six members of CEPLAS honored as "Highly Cited Researchers” 

Six members of CEPLAS honored as "Highly Cited Researchers” [21/11/2019]

New strategies to fight bacterial blight disease in rice 

2 new publications in Nature Biotechnology by the team of the "healthy crops project" [29/10/2019]

Open position 

PhD position in Plant Biochemistry [23/10/2019]

Open position 

Postdoctoral position in molecular physiology/cell biology of plant-microbe interactions [09/10/2019]

Apply now for the CEPLAS Graduate School! 

Fully funded PhD programme for young scientists with a bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields [01/10/2019]

Congratulations Prof. Ilka Axmann 

CEPLAS PI Ilka Axmann was appointed to a W2 professorship in Synthetic Microbiology at HHU. [26/09/2019]

CEPLAS@Nacht der Wissenschaft 2019 

Large crowds at this year's "Nacht der Wissenschaft" in Düsseldorf [17/09/2019]

CEPLAS Symposium 2019 

Details for our CEPLAS II kick-off Symposium now online! [17/09/2019]

Open positions  

Two Postdoc positions at the Institute for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plants [19/08/2019]

Open statement on Genome Editing in Plant Science 

Exactly one year after the decision of the European Justice Court, more than 100 European research institutions renewed their call to enable genome… [25/07/2019]


New insights into plant microbiome interaction 

A joint work of several CEPLAS research groups reveals a new component in the camalexin synthesis pathway [17/07/2019]