Poster prize for Pia Saake 

Congratulations to CEPLAS PhD student Pia Saake (UoC) who won a poster prize at this year's digital VAAM conference. [10/03/2022]

Potato genome deciphered for the first time 

A group of researchers coordinated by CEPLAS member Korbinian Schneeberger (LMU/MPIPZ) have for the first time deciphered the highly complex genome of… [07/03/2022]

New publication on microbiota establishment  

CEPLAS members Rubén Garrido-Oter and Paloma Duran (MPIPZ) show that terrestrial algae have a microbiota analogous to that of land plants. [24/02/2022]

CEPLAS Faces with Michael Bonkowski 

Michael Bonkowski from the Institut of Zoology (UoC) reveals in his interview how his interest in science had already developed in his youth. [23/02/2022]

How to mimic the mycorrhizal symbiosis 

The doctoral researcher Svenja Hermanns (UoC) describes in a new issue of the Planter's Punch the nutrient exchange between plants and fungi. [17/02/2022]

Apply for Soapbox Science 2022 

The local event Soapbox Science Rhineland will take place on August 6th in Bonn. Applications are open until February 28th. [15/02/2022]

International CEPLAS/IPK Summer School 2022 

Registration open for our Summer School on Translational Plant Biodiversity Research [14/02/2022]

Open position 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for international postdocs is available at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. [09/02/2022]

Apply now! 

The call for our CEPLAS research internships for undergrad students is now open! [09/02/2022]

Open position 

Position as a student/ scientific assistant (f/m/d) at the Institute for Genetics at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [07/02/2022]

CropBooster-P published video 

The video explains how global agricultural productivity can be doubled by 2050 and targets non-experts. [25/01/2022]

A story about plants, microbes and iron  

In the new Planter's Punch Milena Malisic (MPIPZ) tells a story in an illustrativ comic about plant performance under iron-limitation. [21/01/2022]

CEPLAS Faces with Kumsal Çolpan 

In a new issue of CEPLAS Faces on Air the PhD Kumsal Çolpan (HHU) speaks about her experiences with Social Media. [13/01/2022]

New faces of the Grad School class 2021 

We welcome the new doctoral students of the 2021 class, who have started last October. We introduce all of them in short profiles. [11/01/2022]

Open position 

Position as an Field trial technician at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf available. [11/01/2022]

Why we are interested in making and breaking plant cell walls 

Niklas Gawenda (HHU) reveals in his Planter's Punch why cell walls play a significant role in biofuel production. [21/12/2021]

Open position 

Position as an CEPLAS student assistant (f/m/d) at the University of Cologne available. [20/12/2021]

Graduate Class 2021 in Portugal 

The CEPLAS Graduate Class 2021 participated in the one-week course in Oeiras at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC). [20/12/2021]

Open position 

Position as an CEPLAS academic expert in data science at the University of Cologne available. [14/12/2021]

Society for Plant Breeding invites to conference 

This year's GPZ conference (Breeding plants for tomorrow’s world – challenges and solutions) takes place at the HHU from March 15th to 17th. [14/12/2021]

Open position 

Position as a bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher in the field of plant-microbe interactions at the University of Cologne available. [09/12/2021]

How a plant pathogen evades immune system 

In collaboration with a team of Utrecht University CEPLAS member Bart Thomma published a paper about plant microbiome-manipulating effectors. [06/12/2021]

Application deadline extended 

The application period for the CEPLAS Graduate School was extended and is now on December 12th, 2021. [30/11/2021]

A route to high recombinogenic genotypes 

A new paper published by CEPLAS member Benjamin Stich and his team (HHU) uncovers a new method to identify highly recombinogenic genotypes. [24/11/2021]