New Planter's Punch: How do plants defend? 

Learn more about glucosinolates and why it makes sense to build mathematical models. [14/06/2017]

Poster CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017 - Register now! 

3 workshops about personal branding, negotiation and spontaneous speaking strategies tailored to female CEPLAS scientists. [13/06/2017]

Prestigious grant for Matias Zurbriggen and his international research team 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) awarded their application with a $1.35 million grant! [13/06/2017]

CEPLAS group of Benjamin Stich is hiring 

BTA/ATA position at the Institute of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plants. Apply now! [13/06/2017]

Congratulations to Dr. Ruben Garrido-Oter! 

CEPLAS Gradschool member Ruben successfully defended his PhD thesis "Computational Methods for the Study of Plant-associtated Microbial Communities" [06/06/2017]

Kresse mit Amöben

"CEPLAS Research and Education" raised pupils and students interest in research on plant roots 

In frame of the "Berufsfeldpraktikum", biology students and pupils gained first lab experience. [06/06/2017]

Bild traurige Pflanze

How do plants pick up weight? 

This Planter's Punch from Silke Weckopp expains it to you! [01/06/2017]

CEPLAS now on Twitter! 

... so follow us!!! We will keep you updated with the latest Cluster news and activities. [30/05/2017]

Schüler beim Fascination of Plants Day

Enthusiasm at the Fascination of Plants Day! 

150 pupils were fascinated of the superforces of plants. [30/05/2017]

Bild von Pyramide

New lecture series starts soon! 

How did the Mayans cultivate maize? Are superfoods as good as promised? Three exiting talks will give insights! (Talks will be in German) [23/05/2017]

Kitagruppe zu Gast in der Mikrobiologie

Very Young Researchers at Synthetic Microbiology 

Local kindergarten group visited the lab of Ilka Axmann. [22/05/2017]

Awards ceremony in Berlin 

On May 16, 2017 the awards ceremony for the two Alexander von Humboldt professors Wolf B. Frommer and Jijie Chai took place in Berlin. [18/05/2017]

Bild zum Studiengang Quantitative Biologie

Still places available in the study programme B. Sc. Quantitative Biologie 

Are you interested in working in the field of biomedicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, ecology or systems biology? You are not afraid of math? Apply now! [16/05/2017]

Auschnitt aus dem Metabolit-Jäger Comic

Metabolite hunters in the eternal ice 

What are metabolites and how can you analyse them? And what do they have to do with algea? This comic will explain it to you! [09/05/2017]

New Planter's Punch on how to date a smut fungus! 

A putative correspondence between researchers and the smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos [21/04/2017]

Phylogenetischer Baum

New DFG Priority Programm on Plant Microbiota 

"Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Plant Microbiota (DECRyPT)“ will be established in 2018 and coordinated by Prof. Alga Zuccaro (UoC). [18/04/2017]

Foto of precision air seeder

Sowing of spring barley 

The group of Prof. Benjamin Stich has sown approximately 5000 different genotypes at the MPIPZ in Cologne [13/04/2017]

Ostereier in CEPLAS Farben

Happy Easter! 

We wish you joyful holidays! [13/04/2017]

Successful CEPLAS Career Speed Dating! 

13 representatives from different industries/institutions shared personal experience on career path with 13 CEPLAS early career researchers. [10/04/2017]

René Röspel (MdB) visits CEPLAS 

Last week René Röspel, Member of the German Parliament took the time for a visit at the Cluster of Excellence CEPLAS. [10/04/2017]

International Symposium on Food Security 

Join the kick-off and launch of the new Compentence Area VI "Food Security". Registration is open! [07/04/2017]

Fascination of Plants Day 

On May 18th, CEPLAS invites school kids to HHU Düsseldorf to learn more about superforces of plants. [30/03/2017]

CEPLAS SAB member wins prize of the American Society of Plant Biologists 

Georges Freyssinet, member of the CEPLAS Scientific Advisory Board, was awarded the ASPB Innovation Prize for Agricultural Technology. [29/03/2017]

vule (Seed) spacing in commercially available greens in super market

New Planter's Punch about communication between cells 

Nozomi Kawamoto explains how the plant can regulate the distance between seeds. [23/03/2017]