Jane Parker elected to the National Academy of Sciences 

The CEPLAS member is one of 23 international members that have been elected in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research. [03/05/2023]

Girls' Day 2023 in CEPLAS lab 

At this year's Girls' Day, Ilka Axmann and her team gave female students insights into scientific work. [28/04/2023]

New CEPLAS ECR representatives 

Laura Merx and Susanne Vollmer have been elected as PhD representatives, Laura Armbruster and Craig Dent as postdoc representatives. [25/04/2023]

How plants get sick 

In the frame of the "Kölner Kinderuni" CEPLAS member Isabel Saur explained children how plant diseases can be controlled in the future. [24/04/2023]

CEPLAS at CropIB in Amsterdam 

CEPLAS members participated at the Crop Innovation & Business conference and interacted with experts from the agri-tech and agri-food community. [20/04/2023]

Open position 

New position as a Postdoc (f/m/d) at the Institute of Population Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [20/04/2023]

CEPLAS members in New York and Washington 

Andreas Weber, Stanislav Kopriva and Svenja Augustin participated in a series of events in the US to present CEPLAS and the initiative Plant ACT!. [04/04/2023]

CEPLAS Symposium 2023 – 10 years CEPLAS 

CEPLAS celebrated its 10th anniversary during a two-day symposium at the Flora in Cologne. [31/03/2023]

Communicating Science by writing columns 

CEPLAS member Petra Bauer (HHU) starts writing regularly columns in the Rheinische Post to explain Science from her perspective. [30/03/2023]

An imaginary journey into a plant  

The new Planter's Punch from the CEPLAS doctoral researcher Tobias Pfennig is a video about the mechanisms of Photosynthesis. [24/03/2023]

New positions 

Multiple doctoral and postdoctoral positions (f/m/d) at the MPIPZ Cologne available. [23/03/2023]

WDR at the Institute of Plant Genetics 

A team from the children's and youth television program "Neuneinhalb" produced an episode with CEPLAS Alumna Agatha Walla about water scarcity. [20/03/2023]

Presentation of CEPLAS IPK initiative 

The CEPLAS IPK initiative TransCend will be presented at the Plant 2030 status seminar [20/03/2023]

Postdoc Onboarding 

17 Postdocs, who became a member of the CEPLAS Postdoc Program within this or last year, met at HHU Düsseldorf on March 8 for an onboarding meeting. [13/03/2023]

First Planter's Punch as a podcast 

CEPLAS doctoral student Ilyse Putz (HHU) talks about her research with perennial grains and their main poster children. [28/02/2023]

New position 

New position as a Student Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute of Molecular Ecophysiology of Plants (HHU) available. [22/02/2023]

Apply now! 

The call for our CEPLAS research internships 2023 is now open!! [21/02/2023]

NRW Minister of Science at CEPLAS 

CEPLAS members informed the Minister Ina Brandes about the Excellence Cluster and the current research projects. [13/02/2023]

School class visited CEPLAS lab 

As a winner of the Carbon Challenge 2022 students of the Geschwister Scholl Gymnasium Düsseldorf performed experiments on photosynthesis. [06/02/2023]

Congratulations to Stéphane Hacquard! 

CEPLAS researcher Stéphane Hacquard (MPIPZ) receives highly renowned ERC Consolidator Grant. [31/01/2023]

Apply for Soapbox Science 2023 

The local event Soapbox Science Rheinland 2023 will take place on August 5th in Düsseldorf. Applications are open until February 28th. [26/01/2023]


CEPLAS Graduate School member Priyamedha Sengupta successfully defended her PhD thesis! I [26/01/2023]

CEPLAS Faces: Leonie Weber

How a cowboy hat can convince of botany 

Leonie Weber (UoC) tells us in a new issue of CEPLAS Faces how a lecturer with a cowboy hat convinced her to study Botany. [25/01/2023]

On and off: The "molecular switches" of iron allocation 

Check out our new Planter's Punch by Mary Ngigi on iron allocation [23/01/2023]