CEPLAS Equal Opportunity Office Report 2023 

CEPLAS issues an overview of its Equal Opportunity and Diversity measures and updates internal statistics. [23/12/2022]

New publication on iron uptake 

Together with a research team at HHU CEPLAS member Petra Bauer reports on how plants protect themselves from oxidative stress during iron uptake. [21/12/2022]

Peer Power! mentoring program 

10 group leaders from different institutions (CEPLAS, MPIPZ, CECAD MPI-AGE and MPI Metabolism) have met for the new peer mentoring program. [20/12/2022]

How bacteria and plants become friends 

How can bacteria adapt to a new plant? In a new issue of the Planter's Punch CEPLAS doctoral researcher Niklas Kiel tells us about his research. [19/12/2022]

Open position 

Position as a Technical Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne available. [15/12/2022]

The role of membrane proteins as necessary gatekeepers 

In a new Planter's Punch the doctoral researcher Anastasija Plett (HHU) explains why the characterization of transport proteins is so important. [25/11/2022]

New Collaborative Research Center at HHU 

CEPLAS member Michael Feldbrügge (HHU) was successful with his CRC proposal: MibiNet - microbial networking. [25/11/2022]

Graduate Class 2022 in Portugal 

The CEPLAS Graduate Class 2022 participates in the one-week course in Oeiras at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC). [23/11/2022]

CEPLAS researcher receives ERC Starting Grant 

Rubén Garrido Oter (MPIPZ) receives the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council. [22/11/2022]

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 [16/11/2022]

Podcast with Petra Bauer 

In a podcast produced in cooperation with "keep it grün," Petra Bauer talks about the "iron problem" and how to adapt the garden to it. [08/11/2022]

New position 

New Bioinformatics postdoctoral position (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne available. [08/11/2022]

Planter's Punch about fungi protecting plants 

The CEPLAS doctoral researcher Ruben Eichfeld (HHU) explains how microbes are able to restrict pathogen infection of plants. [25/10/2022]

New fellowships within the Graduate School 

The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2023. Application deadline is December 12, 2022. [24/10/2022]

Plant Science Café with Peter Westhoff 

The CEPLAS member explained in a relaxed café atmosphere why photosynthesis plays an important role in future agriculture. [13/10/2022]

"Türen auf" at CEPLAS 

CEPLAS opened the doors to about 40 children who gained insights into everyday laboratory life. [10/10/2022]

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2022 

CEPLAS female early career researchers improved communication and presentation skills during a one day workshop. [07/10/2022]

The social life of plants 

In the new issue of the Planter's Punch CEPLAS doctoral researcher Priyamedha Sengupta (HHU) explains how microbes protect plants. [26/09/2022]

New positions 

New positions at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne available. [26/09/2022]

Poster prize for Ilyse Putz 

CEPLAS member Ilyse Putz (HHU) won the Gregor Mendel poster prize at the GPZ meeting in Düsseldorf. Congratulations! [19/09/2022]

Great response at “Nacht der Wissenschaft“ 

CEPLAS members informed a broad audience at two science talks and an information stand in Düsseldorf. [12/09/2022]

Petra Bauer honoured as „HEINE-Mensch 2022" 

The CEPLAS member was honoured for her outstanding engagement for Equal Opportunity, fairness and diversity at the HHU. [07/09/2022]

CEPLAS member on Arctic expedition 

Ellen Oldenburg and Ovidiu Popa from the Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology (HHU) joined an expedition to the Arctic Ocean. [01/09/2022]

New position 

New postdoc (f/m/d) position within a new research initiative called "Plant Ecological Genetics" at HHU and UoC available. [31/08/2022]