Children discover the world of plant research 

About 100 children from Düsseldorf elementary schools were introduced by CEPLAS scientists into the fascinating world of plant research. [20/05/2022]

Pint of Science in pub atmosphere 

CEPLAS members provided insights into the fascinating world of plant research in the frame of the Pint of Science Festival 2022. [13/05/2022]

CEPLAS/IPK International Summer School 2022 

53 PhDs from 19 countries meet since Monday at the monastery Kloster Steinfeld in the Eifel. [11/05/2022]

CEPLAS cooperation with IPK 

In an interview (text and video) Prof. Andreas Graner (IPK) and Prof. Andreas Weber (CEPLAS) speak about the cooperation. [11/05/2022]

New CEPLAS Postdoc positions 

The call for our next cohort of CEPLAS postdocs is open. Application deadline is June 06, 2022. [09/05/2022]

Peer Power! 

After starting online, the first on-site meeting of the new peer mentoring program for group leaders took place at the Cologne Biocenter last week. [09/05/2022]

CEPLAS meets industry! 

CEPLAS PhD student visit Syngenta [08/05/2022]

CEPLAS Faces with Gunther Döhlemann 

CEPLAS member Gunther Döhlemann tells us about his main motivation as a scientist and why he had loved to see Freddy Mercury live. [04/05/2022]

Girl’s Day in CEPLAS lab 

At this year's Girl's Day, Guido Grossmann gave female students an insight into scientific work. [29/04/2022]

ERC Advanced Grant for Martin Lercher 

CEPLAS member Martin Lercher (HHU) has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for his work on computer simulations. [28/04/2022]

New Planter's Punch about friends and foes 

CEPLAS PhD student Pia Saake (UoC) reports in her Planter's Punch how plants distinguish between beneficial and detrimental microorgansims. [27/04/2022]

Pint of Science 2022 in Düsseldorf and Cologne 

Five CEPLAS researchers participate in the international science communication festival "Pint of Science" on May 10th and 11th. [11/04/2022]

New research facilities for CEPLAS at HHU 

Yesterday, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new PEAC research building, whose grant application was coordinated by Rüdiger Simon. [08/04/2022]

Sugar thieves in paddy fields 

For the new Planter's Punch Laura Redzich (HHU) created a vivid comic about the sugar transport in rice plants and how bacteria can manipulate it. [29/03/2022]

New position 

Position as a Student/ Research assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Synthetic Biology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [28/03/2022]

CEPLAS Faces on Air with Mary Ngigi 

CEPLAS PhD Mary Ngigi (HHU) tells us in a video why she decided to become a scientist and why the Soapbox Science event is so important for her. [26/03/2022]

New CEPLAS representatives 

Ilyse Putz and Tatiana Stead have been elected as PhD representatives, Jan Buchmann and Anthony Piro as postdoc representatives for the next year. [18/03/2022]

Poster prize for Pia Saake 

Congratulations to CEPLAS PhD student Pia Saake (UoC) who won a poster prize at this year's digital VAAM conference. [10/03/2022]

Potato genome deciphered for the first time 

A group of researchers coordinated by CEPLAS member Korbinian Schneeberger (LMU/MPIPZ) have for the first time deciphered the highly complex genome of… [07/03/2022]

New publication on microbiota establishment  

CEPLAS members Rubén Garrido-Oter and Paloma Duran (MPIPZ) show that terrestrial algae have a microbiota analogous to that of land plants. [24/02/2022]

CEPLAS Faces with Michael Bonkowski 

Michael Bonkowski from the Institut of Zoology (UoC) reveals in his interview how his interest in science had already developed in his youth. [23/02/2022]

How to mimic the mycorrhizal symbiosis 

The doctoral researcher Svenja Hermanns (UoC) describes in a new issue of the Planter's Punch the nutrient exchange between plants and fungi. [17/02/2022]

Apply for Soapbox Science 2022 

The local event Soapbox Science Rhineland will take place on August 6th in Bonn. Applications are open until February 28th. [15/02/2022]

International CEPLAS/IPK Summer School 2022 

Registration open for our Summer School on Translational Plant Biodiversity Research [14/02/2022]