Opening of the new research building "Center for Synthetic Life Sciences" 

The HHU building will house the new CEPLAS groups and the technology facilities of the Center for Biological and Medical Research (BMFZ) [16/07/2018]

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their plant hosts: old friends that go way back 

Great publication by CEPLAS members Garrido-Oter, Nakano, McHardy, Schulze-Lefert and others [12/07/2018]

Interactive CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2018 

A CEPLAS career and networking event for female scientists [12/07/2018]

Open positions 

Currently we have several open positions [12/07/2018]

Successful CEPLAS Career Speed Dating 

Lively discussions at this year's CEPLAS Career Speed Dating [03/07/2018]

Active exchange with guests from Corteva AgriscienceTM 

CEPLAS course with employees from a globally acting agriscience company [28/06/2018]

Multi-million project with the participation of CEPLAS scientists approved. 

The group of Matias Zurbriggen receives € 820.000 within the framework of the EU-funded project "CyGenTiG - Cybergenetic tissue engineering". [20/06/2018]

CEPLAS Alumni Peter Lundquist starts as Assistant Professor at Michigan State University 

Congratulations to Peter who will be joining the Plant Resilience Institute. [11/06/2018]

Excursion LemnaTec

A visit to the company, which constructed the largest agricultural phenotyping robot in the world. 

10 CEPLAS Members joined an excursion to LemnaTec, a company specialised on plant phenotyping equipment. [08/06/2018]


Who, besides the plant, is also carrying out Photosynthesis in the leaf? 

Find out in our new issue of Planter's Punch. [31/05/2018]

Open position 

Internship / Master's Project at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research [25/05/2018]

CEPLAS Early Career Researchers at Bio.NRW academy 

On May 15, four of our postdocs participated in the Bio.NRW academy at the FZJ [18/05/2018]

Congratulations to Dr. Suraj Sharma 

CEPLAS Graduate School member Suraj successfully defended his PhD thesis "Mathematical models of glucosinolate metabolism in plants" [16/05/2018]

Open positions 

PhD student (m/f) Bioinformatics and Research Assistant at the Institute for Plant Quantitative Genetics and Genomics [08/05/2018]

PEAC Antrag

New research building for plant sciences at HHU 

The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) recommended the funding of the "Plant Environmental Adaptation Center (PEAC)" [26/04/2018]

Berkley Walker

CEPLAS Alumni Berkley Walker starts as assistant professor at MSU 

Congratulations to CEPLAS Alumni Berkley Walker who starts as assistant professor at Michigan State University. [19/04/2018]

Planter's Punch Antonella Succurro

Understanding metabolic interactions in plant root associated bacterial communities 

Watch a great video about this old-fashioned love story in our new Planter's Punch! [17/04/2018]

English version CEPLAS image movie

English version of the CEPLAS movie out now! 

Watch English version here [10/04/2018]

New paper in "Cell" by CEPLAS PI Jürgen Zeier 

Flavin Monooxygenase-Generated N-Hydroxypipecolic Acid Is a Critical Element of Plant Systemic Immunity [26/03/2018]

Comparison of roots


Start of the new "Research and Education" module for pupils and student teachers [20/03/2018]

Open position 

Open position in Plant-Microbe Interaction Research [19/03/2018]

C3 and C4 leaf

How to increase photosynthetic efficiency in plants? 

Learn how modifications in the leaf anatomy can improve photosynthetic performance in our new Planter's Punch. [15/03/2018]

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017

CEPLAS Annual Report 2017 out now! 

Our latest annual report is online and can be downloaded here. [08/03/2018]


CEPLAS PI Oliver Ebenhöh was appointed to a W2 professorship in Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at HHU. [06/03/2018]