How to identify (almost) invisible organisms? 

The new Planter's Punch edition explains what DNA barcods are and how they are generated. [27/07/2017]

Wildgerste am MPIPZ

Impressions from CEPLAS research and events 

Get an impression of recent CEPLAS events and what our research looks like. Images will be updated periodically. [25/07/2017]

Successful CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017! 

21 female CEPLAS scientists participated in a compact, interactive and women-oriented workshop programme. [20/07/2017]

Glowing Plants - Exhibition in the Botanical Garden 

Today is the official opening of a new exhibition in the Botanical Garden at HHU (12.07. - 03.09.). Don't miss! [12/07/2017]

Directed evolution

How to get specific traits from one plant to another? 

This Planter's Punch explains what genetic and evolutionary engineering is and how you can combine them. [06/07/2017]

Image: sitzungswoche / Henrik Andree

CEPLAS meets Politics 

CEPLAS Speaker Andreas Weber was invited to the "Sitzungswoche Agrar" in Berlin to discuss about sustainable agriculture. [03/07/2017]

Congratulations to Dr. Vicky Tilmes! 

CEPLAS Gradschool member Vicky successfully defended her PhD thesis "Functional analysis of orthologous transcription factors FLOWERING LOCUS C and… [28/06/2017]

Foto von Tamara Gigolashvili

Tamara Gigolashvili is visiting Ohio State University 

Two-month research stay at Prof. Dr. Grotewold lab to foster German and US research activities. [27/06/2017]

CEPLAS Beet Botanischer Garten

Guided Tours in the Botanical Garden 

On six Sundays in July and September, Peter Westhoff and Andreas Weber invite you to learn more about plants. Tours are for free! [23/06/2017]

Group of Maria Albani is hiring 

Postdoctoral Researcher "Plant Development and Life History Evolution" at the Botanical Institute in Cologne. [22/06/2017]

Gruppenfoto der Summer School

1. International CEPLAS Summer School 2017 "Emerging Frontiers in Plant Sciences" took place 05.-09.06.2017 

47 PhD students and 15 renowned speakers discussed current topics of plant sciences at the Sportschule in Hennef. [20/06/2017]

Maria von Korff-Schmising will give a talk in the frame of the "Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde" 

On July 3rd, Maria will talk about strategies against drought and how the genetic potential of barley can be optimally exploited. [20/06/2017]

New Planter's Punch: How do plants defend? 

Learn more about glucosinolates and why it makes sense to build mathematical models. [14/06/2017]

Poster CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017

CEPLAS Women in Plant Sciences Day 2017 - Register now! 

3 workshops about personal branding, negotiation and spontaneous speaking strategies tailored to female CEPLAS scientists. [13/06/2017]

Prestigious grant for Matias Zurbriggen and his international research team 

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) awarded their application with a $1.35 million grant! [13/06/2017]

CEPLAS group of Benjamin Stich is hiring 

BTA/ATA position at the Institute of Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plants. Apply now! [13/06/2017]

Congratulations to Dr. Ruben Garrido-Oter! 

CEPLAS Gradschool member Ruben successfully defended his PhD thesis "Computational Methods for the Study of Plant-associtated Microbial Communities" [06/06/2017]

Kresse mit Amöben

"CEPLAS Research and Education" raised pupils and students interest in research on plant roots 

In frame of the "Berufsfeldpraktikum", biology students and pupils gained first lab experience. [06/06/2017]

Bild traurige Pflanze

How do plants pick up weight? 

This Planter's Punch from Silke Weckopp expains it to you! [01/06/2017]

CEPLAS now on Twitter! 

... so follow us!!! We will keep you updated with the latest Cluster news and activities. [30/05/2017]

Schüler beim Fascination of Plants Day

Enthusiasm at the Fascination of Plants Day! 

150 pupils were fascinated of the superforces of plants. [30/05/2017]

Bild von Pyramide

New lecture series starts soon! 

How did the Mayans cultivate maize? Are superfoods as good as promised? Three exiting talks will give insights! (Talks will be in German) [23/05/2017]

Kitagruppe zu Gast in der Mikrobiologie

Very Young Researchers at Synthetic Microbiology 

Local kindergarten group visited the lab of Ilka Axmann. [22/05/2017]

Awards ceremony in Berlin 

On May 16, 2017 the awards ceremony for the two Alexander von Humboldt professors Wolf B. Frommer and Jijie Chai took place in Berlin. [18/05/2017]