How plants get sick 

In the frame of the "Kölner Kinderuni" CEPLAS member Isabel Saur explained children how plant diseases can be controlled in the future. [24/04/2023]

CEPLAS at CropIB in Amsterdam 

CEPLAS members participated at the Crop Innovation & Business conference and interacted with experts from the agri-tech and agri-food community. [20/04/2023]

Open position 

New position as a Postdoc (f/m/d) at the Institute of Population Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [20/04/2023]

CEPLAS members in New York and Washington 

Andreas Weber, Stanislav Kopriva and Svenja Augustin participated in a series of events in the US to present CEPLAS and the initiative Plant ACT!. [04/04/2023]

CEPLAS Symposium 2023 – 10 years CEPLAS 

CEPLAS celebrated its 10th anniversary during a two-day symposium at the Flora in Cologne. [31/03/2023]

Communicating Science by writing columns 

CEPLAS member Petra Bauer (HHU) starts writing regularly columns in the Rheinische Post to explain Science from her perspective. [30/03/2023]

An imaginary journey into a plant  

The new Planter's Punch from the CEPLAS doctoral researcher Tobias Pfennig is a video about the mechanisms of Photosynthesis. [24/03/2023]

New positions 

Multiple doctoral and postdoctoral positions (f/m/d) at the MPIPZ Cologne available. [23/03/2023]

WDR at the Institute of Plant Genetics 

A team from the children's and youth television program "Neuneinhalb" produced an episode with CEPLAS Alumna Agatha Walla about water scarcity. [20/03/2023]

Presentation of CEPLAS IPK initiative 

The CEPLAS IPK initiative TransCend will be presented at the Plant 2030 status seminar [20/03/2023]

Postdoc Onboarding 

17 Postdocs, who became a member of the CEPLAS Postdoc Program within this or last year, met at HHU Düsseldorf on March 8 for an onboarding meeting. [13/03/2023]

First Planter's Punch as a podcast 

CEPLAS doctoral student Ilyse Putz (HHU) talks about her research with perennial grains and their main poster children. [28/02/2023]

New position 

New position as a Student Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute of Molecular Ecophysiology of Plants (HHU) available. [22/02/2023]

Apply now! 

The call for our CEPLAS research internships 2023 is now open!! [21/02/2023]

NRW Minister of Science at CEPLAS 

CEPLAS members informed the Minister Ina Brandes about the Excellence Cluster and the current research projects. [13/02/2023]

School class visited CEPLAS lab 

As a winner of the Carbon Challenge 2022 students of the Geschwister Scholl Gymnasium Düsseldorf performed experiments on photosynthesis. [06/02/2023]

Congratulations to Stéphane Hacquard! 

CEPLAS researcher Stéphane Hacquard (MPIPZ) receives highly renowned ERC Consolidator Grant. [31/01/2023]

Apply for Soapbox Science 2023 

The local event Soapbox Science Rheinland 2023 will take place on August 5th in Düsseldorf. Applications are open until February 28th. [26/01/2023]


CEPLAS Graduate School member Priyamedha Sengupta successfully defended her PhD thesis! I [26/01/2023]

CEPLAS Faces: Leonie Weber

How a cowboy hat can convince of botany 

Leonie Weber (UoC) tells us in a new issue of CEPLAS Faces how a lecturer with a cowboy hat convinced her to study Botany. [25/01/2023]

On and off: The "molecular switches" of iron allocation 

Check out our new Planter's Punch by Mary Ngigi on iron allocation [23/01/2023]

New position 

New position as Student/ Research Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [12/01/2023]

New faculty position within CEPLAS 

Ute Armbruster was appointed to the W2 position on "Molecular photosynthesis" at HHU (photo: HHU/ Steffen Köhler). [11/01/2023]

Guided tour for guest auditors 

Markus Stetter (UoC) presented the CEPLAS research to guest auditors during a guided tour at the Biocenter in Cologne. [02/01/2023]