CEPLAS Photo Exhibition: SMARTe Pflanzen für die Anforderungen von morgen 

"Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek" in Cologne until August 31

Next Generation Plant Scientists 

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Find out why plant science is really cool!

Pint of Science in pub atmosphere 

Scientists provided insights into the fascinating world of plant research in the frame of the Pint of Science Festival 2024.

Paul Schulze-Lefert elected as foreign member of Royal Society 

The CEPLAS member (MPIPZ) has been elected in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the fields of plant immunity and the plant microbiota.

CEPLAS research data policy adopted 

The CEPLAS research data policy builds on the collaboration with DataPLANT to support CEPLAS researchers with FAIR data management.

Let it be light 

In a new issue of the Planter's Punch CEPLAS doctoral researcher Pengxin Yu (UoC) created a poem about the growing of a tiny seedling.

Wolf Frommer elected to the National Academy of Sciences 

The CEPLAS member is one of 120 members that have been elected in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research.

New position 

New position as a postdoc (f/m/d) at the Institute for Plant Sciences (UoC) available.



CEPLAS General Assembly 2024

24/05/2024, 13:00 Event HHU Düsseldorf, building 22.01, lecture hall 2D

CEPLAS internal event



24/05/2024, 14:00 Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Speaker: Naomi Nakayama, Imperial College London; Matias Zurbriggen, HHU


Special Seminar

06/06/2024, 16:00 Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Special Seminar with Dirk Görlich, MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen


SPS-CEPLAS Summer School: Plant science to tackle climate change

16/06/2024 - 21/06/2024 Event Saint-Lambert-des-Bois, France

The Summer school is co-organized by the French Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS) network and CEPLAS.



28/06/2024, 13:00 Event UoC, Cologne

Speaker: Julia Kehr, Universität Hamburg; Martin Lercher, HHU


The Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) is a joint initiative of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), University of Cologne (UoC), Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne (MPIPZ) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). In CEPLAS scientists are developing innovative strategies for sustainable plant production and the promotion of early career researchers.


CEPLAS Image Movie

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