CEPLAS-News

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. [18/11/2023]

New Planter's Punch 

CEPLAS postdoc St. Elmo Wilken (HHU) explains how to understand the fundamental bases of interspecies metabolic interactions by mathematical models. [16/11/2023]

Early Career Researcher Retreat 

59 CEPLAS and IPK postdocs and doctoral researchers participated at the ECR Retreat last week in Schleiden-Gemünd. [07/11/2023]

Publication about Photorespiration 

A team of researchers led by CEPLAS member Ute Armbruster (HHU) has investigated whether photorespiration protects against fluctuating light. [06/11/2023]

Parliamentary breakfast at state parliament in Düsseldorf 

CEPLAS members Petra Bauer, Maria von Korff Schmising and Rüdiger Simon met around 20 MP's at the state parliament in Düsseldorf. [27/10/2023]

New publication about the molecular mechanisms of protein aggregation 

CEPLAS member Ernesto Llamas (UoC) reports together with David Vilchez (CECAD) about a potential therapy for Huntington's disease. [27/10/2023]

Two CEPLAS members support workshop in Kenia 

Anna Matuzyńska and Tobias Pfennig were invited to the University of Embu, Kenia, to support a workshop on computational modelling. [25/10/2023]

CEPLAS members receive funding from NRW 

CEPLAS scientists (UoC and MPIPZ) were successful with their proposal ‘Immunometabolism in Health and Disease (iHead)’. [24/10/2023]

Comic about resistance of barley plants 

In the new Planter's Punch doctoral researcher Kumsal Ecem Çolpan Karışan (HHU) reveals how to save our beer from global warming. [20/10/2023]

Children learn about treasure chambers of diversity 

CEPLAS opened the doors at HHU for about 50 children who gained insights into everyday laboratory life. [03/10/2023]

New publication on fungi infections 

Together with a team of researchers, CEPLAS member Michael Feldbrügge identified the molecular mechanisms of fungi infection. [28/09/2023]

Start-up Pitch Ernesto Llamas, BioRiver Boost

Congratulations!! 

CEPLAS Postdoc Ernesto Llamas won second place in the BioRiverBoost! 2023 start-up competition for life science founders! [26/09/2023]

New Planter's Punch 

CEPLAS doctoral researcher Svenja Augustin (HHU) reveals how her favorite plant Arabidopsis thaliana maintains its ability to grow. [22/09/2023]

Publication on amaranth domestication 

Markus Stetter (UoC) published a paper about how genetic incompatibilities and evolutionary rescue by wild relatives shaped amaranth domestication. [19/09/2023]

Discussion event on plants as CO2 storage 

CEPLAS scientists discussed the role of plants in the fight against climate change with a guest from Münster and the audience. [15/09/2023]

CEPLAS doctoral researcher received Rudolf Mansfeld Prize 2023 

Tom Winkler (UoC) has been awarded the prize for his master thesis about gene expression during amaranth domestication. [13/09/2023]

School in Duisburg wins Carbon Challenge 

A school team from Franz Haniel Gymnasium achieved the highest amount of biomass on a 1-square-meter parcel. [05/09/2023]

CEPLAS speaker at Chancentalk at the BMBF 

Maria von Korff Schmising and IPK researcher Robert Hoffie talked about their research and new genomic techniques at the Federal Ministry of Education… [31/08/2023]

Planter's Punch about the language of fungi 

The new Planter's Punch from postdoctoral researcher Concetta De Quattro (UoC) is about the regulation of fungal effector genes. [29/08/2023]

FastFungiFinder wins HHU idea competition 

Three students of the study program QuantBio won the first prize in the category "students" and spoke about their innovative idea in an interview. [25/08/2023]

New publication about PSII assembly 

Together with a research team CEPLAS member Ute Armbruster (HHU) discovered the first eukaryote-specific factor of PSII assembly. [24/08/2023]

CEPLAS member receives prestigious Future Science Prize 

Jijie Chai (MPIPZ) has been awarded the Future Science Prize together with Jian-Min Zhou for their work an plant resistosomes. [18/08/2023]

Open position 

Position of a W3 professorship for Crop Biology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [17/08/2023]

Two CEPLAS members at the Digital Demo Day 

Ilka Axmann and Markus Kollmann (both HHU) present their research and technologies at the Digital Demo Day 2023 in Düsseldorf. [15/08/2023]