Several open positions in CEPLAS groups 

The groups of Prof. Pauly, Prof. Frommer and Prof. Kopriva are looking for a postdoc, a PhD and a scientific coordinator. Apply now! [14/09/2017]

Congratulations to Dr. Gwendolyn Kirschner! 

CEPLAS Gradschool member Gwendolyn successfully defended her PhD thesis "Genetic control of root meristem develoment in barley (Hordeum vulgare)" [12/09/2017]

Wissenschaftler an White Board

Authentic Networking for Women in Academia 

CEPLAS is offering a workshop especially designed for women. [11/09/2017]

New public lecture series "Food and Nutrition Security" 

Several talks will be given by CEPLAS scientists and invited speakers from academia, industry and non-governmental organizations. [05/09/2017]

Pseudomonas bakteria on leave

Microorganism can make plants more competitive and protect them from pathogens!  

Learn more about microbial communities in our new Planter’s Punch edition. [31/08/2017]

CEPLAS PIs contributed two chapters to the book „Photorespiration - Methods and Protocols“ 

The new edition is part of the series Methods in Molecular Biology (Springer Protocols) [22/08/2017]

Wildgerste am MPIPZ

Insights into the development of the fourth most abundant crop plant: Barley.  

Two new publications from CEPLAS groups of Rüdiger Simon and Maria von Korff. [15/08/2017]

US$6 million grant from Gates foundation! 

Congratulation to Wolf B. Frommer and his international research partners. [11/08/2017]

CEPLAS Work-Family-Integration measurements 

Did you know that CEPLAS promotes reconciliation between work and private life? Offers are open to women and men! [08/08/2017]

Nature Letter co-authored by group of Rüdiger Simon 

In vivo FRET–FLIM reveals cell-type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots. [03/08/2017]

Open position as Technical Assistant 

The Institute for Plant Genetics (HHU/MPIPZ) is looking for a Technical Assistant [02/08/2017]

Group Picture in Santa Monica

Greetings from abroad! 

Various CEPLAS PhDs and Postdocs spent several weeks in labs abroad, funded by the CEPLAS mobility fund. Here they share their experience with you. [01/08/2017]


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]