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]

New position 

New position as Student/ Research Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [12/01/2023]

New faculty position within CEPLAS 

Ute Armbruster was appointed to the W2 position on "Molecular photosynthesis" at HHU (photo: HHU/ Steffen Köhler). [11/01/2023]

Guided tour for guest auditors 

Markus Stetter (UoC) presented the CEPLAS research to guest auditors during a guided tour at the Biocenter in Cologne. [02/01/2023]

CEPLAS Equal Opportunity Office Report 2023 

CEPLAS issues an overview of its Equal Opportunity and Diversity measures and updates internal statistics. [23/12/2022]

New publication on iron uptake 

Together with a research team at HHU CEPLAS member Petra Bauer reports on how plants protect themselves from oxidative stress during iron uptake. [21/12/2022]

Peer Power! mentoring program 

10 group leaders from different institutions (CEPLAS, MPIPZ, CECAD MPI-AGE and MPI Metabolism) have met for the new peer mentoring program. [20/12/2022]

How bacteria and plants become friends 

How can bacteria adapt to a new plant? In a new issue of the Planter's Punch CEPLAS doctoral researcher Niklas Kiel tells us about his research. [19/12/2022]

Open position 

Position as a Technical Assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne available. [15/12/2022]

The role of membrane proteins as necessary gatekeepers 

In a new Planter's Punch the doctoral researcher Anastasija Plett (HHU) explains why the characterization of transport proteins is so important. [25/11/2022]

New Collaborative Research Center at HHU 

CEPLAS member Michael Feldbrügge (HHU) was successful with his CRC proposal: MibiNet - microbial networking. [25/11/2022]

Graduate Class 2022 in Portugal 

The CEPLAS Graduate Class 2022 participates in the one-week course in Oeiras at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC). [23/11/2022]

CEPLAS researcher receives ERC Starting Grant 

Rubén Garrido Oter (MPIPZ) receives the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council. [22/11/2022]