Modification of the circadian clock adapts barley to short growing seasons 

Together with a research team, CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising (HHU) published a paper in the Journal Plant Physiology. [16/02/2024]

EU parliament voted in favor of NGT 

Following the EU Commission, the EU Parliament today also voted in favor of a new regulation on the use of New Genomic Techniques (NGT). [08/02/2024]

SEB Conference in Prague in July 

CEPLAS IPK session "Translational Plant Biodiversity": Call for abstracts is open until March 8. [07/02/2024]

Carbon Challenge winner visited CEPLAS lab 

13 students from Franz-Haniel-Gymnasium Duisburg received insights into photosynthesis at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry (HHU). [06/02/2024]

New position 

New position as an Innovation Manager (f/m/d) in the field of plants sciences at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [26/01/2024]

Planter's Punch on resistance to BLB disease 

The CEPLAS postdoctoral researcher Kirill Schentsniy (HHU) works on rice lines with improved resistance against the bacterial leaf blight disease. [23/01/2024]

Open position 

Open position as an Academic Expert (f/m/d) in Data Management at CEPLAS at the University of Cologne available. [23/01/2024]

New professorship within CEPLAS 

Markus Stetter was appointed to the W2 position on "Plant Ecological Genomics" at the University or Cologne. [19/01/2024]

New publication about resistant rice lines 

Together with a research team CEPLAS member Yugander Arra (HHU) published a study about rice lines that are resistant to a severe virus in Africa. [18/01/2024]

PlantACT! Conference in Düsseldorf 

CEPLAS is co-organizer of the first PlantACT! conference at HHU Düsseldorf from 11 to 13 March. Registration is open! Deadline for registration and… [16/01/2024]

CEPLAS Equal Opportunity Office Report 2023 

CEPLAS issues an overview of its Equal Opportunity and Diversity measures and updates internal statistics. [21/12/2023]

CEPLAS Faces with Jane Parker 

Jane Parker (MPIPZ) reveals what the most important decision in her career was and what advice she would give to young female scientists. [19/12/2023]

Excursion to the Gulbenkian Institute in Portugal 

Once more the students of the CEPLAS Graduate School Qualification phase participate in an exchange with the Gulbenkian Institute in Portugal. [14/12/2023]

NFDI4Bioimage – TA3-Hackathon in Cologne 

The CEPLAS Data Science and Data Management team supported the Hackathon which took place at CECAD at the University of Cologne. [13/12/2023]

Early Career Researchers visited Bayer AG 

15 Early Career Researchers got insights into the cutting-edge developments in pest control at Bayer Crop Science in Monheim. [12/12/2023]

New fellowships within the Graduate School 

The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2024. Application deadline is January 7, 2024. [11/12/2023]

CEPLAS Research Internships 

The application for CEPLAS Research Internships for undergraduate students is now open! [11/12/2023]

CEPLAS member was appointed Plantae editor 

The CEPLAS PhD Abdulkabir Abdulmalik (HHU) was selected as one of ASPB Plantae editors for a one year term. [05/12/2023]

"Journalistenkolleg" from CEPLAS and IPK 

Researchers from CEPLAS and IPK, as well as other scientific experts, informed 14 journalists about the topic of green genetic engineering. [30/11/2023]

CEPLAS member awarded ERC Consolidator Grant 

Korbinian Schneeberger (MPIPZ) has been awarded one of the prestigious Consolidator Grants of the European Research Council. [23/11/2023]

Opening of CEPLAS photo exhibition 

An exhibition on 10 years of CEPLAS research presents 27 photos and provides insights into plant research. [22/11/2023]

Eight CEPLAS members honored as "Highly cited researchers" 

Congratulations to Jijie Chai, Wolf Frommer, Ruben Garrido-Oter, Stéphane Hacquard, Jane Parker, Paul Schulze-Lefert, Bart Thomma and Björn Usadel. [18/11/2023]

New Planter's Punch 

CEPLAS postdoc St. Elmo Wilken (HHU) explains how to understand the fundamental bases of interspecies metabolic interactions by mathematical models. [16/11/2023]

Early Career Researcher Retreat 

59 CEPLAS and IPK postdocs and doctoral researchers participated at the ECR Retreat last week in Schleiden-Gemünd. [07/11/2023]