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The call for our CEPLAS research internships for undergrad students is open! [10/12/2020]

CEPLAS Faces with Miltos Tsiantis 

CEPLAS member Miltos Tsiantis tells us about two incidents from his life as a researcher that remained in his memory the most. [09/12/2020]

Open position 

Open position as a Doctoral researcher available at the Institute for Population Genetics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. [07/12/2020]

A plant immune receptor: it takes four to tango 

CEPLAS members Jijie Chai, Jane Parker and Paul Schulze-Lefert (MPI) are involved in a study about a plant intracellular immune receptor. [07/12/2020]

New Planter's Punch is out! 

Niklas Jung and Thomas Perrot explain why plant polysaccharids have the potential to improve our health and environment. [25/11/2020]

New publication 

CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising released a publication about flowering and floret fertility. [24/11/2020]

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CEPLAS announces 3 faculty positions at the universities Cologne and Düsseldorf [23/11/2020]

CEPLAS and GSSC have succeeded in acquiring Excellent Research Support Program 

New project joins forces between plant biology and social sciences. [23/11/2020]


In our new issue of CEPLAS Faces Anna Matuszyńska answers our questions in a short video! [18/11/2020]

ERC Synergy Grant 

Congratulations to CEPLAS PIs Wolf Frommer and Rüdiger Simon for their successful application for an ERC Synergy grant! [12/11/2020]

Vidi grant for Wilma van Esse 

CEPLAS Alumna Wilma van Esse lands prestigious five-year vidi grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). [06/11/2020]

Application for Graduate School 

The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2020. Application deadline is November 30, 2020. [03/11/2020]

Six questions to Guido Grossmann 

Guido Grossmann is the new head of the Institute for Cell and Interaction Biology at HHU. Read his interview! [23/10/2020]

New publication on immune systems 

CEPLAS members from UoC and MPIPZ published new insights into how plants protect themselves from microbial invaders. [22/10/2020]

The new Planter's Punch is out! 

Postdoctoral researcher Yugander Arra explains why he investigates SWEETs to fight rice diseases. [21/10/2020]

External Fellow grant for Alice Pajoro 

Alice Pajoro receives a CEPLAS external fellows grant to support the collaboration in a project in the context of research area 1. [21/10/2020]

With CO2 pricing and storage out of the climate crisis 

About 100 viewers followed the CEPLAS Online event and discussed about solutions to the CO2 problems. [20/10/2020]

CEPLAS School Project started 

High school students gain first practical experiences in research at the University of Cologne. [19/10/2020]

New Planters's Punch 

How do plants use their DNA as a toolbox for various tasks? Postdoc Miguel Miñambres Martín (HHU) makes an interesting comparison. [25/09/2020]

CEPLAS Graduate students start their PhD projects 

The first class of CEPLAS Graduate students will start in October. [24/09/2020]

Eliza Loo in CEPLAS Faces 

Postdoc Eliza Loo tells us why her favorite plant is the shameplant and what she misses most in times of pandemic. [18/09/2020]

New publication 

An international team of researchers led by CEPLAS member Rüdiger Simon released a publication in the Journal Current Biology. [14/09/2020]

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 

Young female CEPLAS researchers learned how to approach career development planning. [11/09/2020]

No detection method for genome-edited crops 

Open statement by the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) on the recently published study in "Foods". [09/09/2020]