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!

A model for future Arctic summers 

CEPLAS doctoral student Ellen Oldenburg (HHU) reports on her trip to the Arctic in the new Planter's Punch.

CEPLAS in NRW state parliament 

Together with 13 NRW Clusters of Excellence, CEPLAS took part in the event "Spitzenforschung Made in NRW" in the state parliament in Düsseldorf.

CEPLAS Cooperation with CBGP 

CEPLAS will cooperate with the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP), Spain, in the development of research and innovation projects.

Nachhaltigkeitstag at HHU 

CEPLAS took part in HHU's first Nachhaltigkeitstag with a stand and a soapbox pitch.

Children discovered the superpower of plants 

About 100 children from Düsseldorf elementary schools were introduced by CEPLAS scientists into the fascinating world of plant research.

CEPLAS Career Speed Dating 2024 

10 CEPLAS early career researchers participated in the speed dating to learn more about career opportunities and establish contacts outside academia.




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

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


Soapbox Science 2024

29/06/2024 Public Event Zeppelinstreet, Cologne

Public communication event promoting women and non-binary scientists and their science


SEB Conference Prague

02/07/2024 - 05/07/2024 Event Prague

CEPLAS IPK Session: Translational Plant Biodiversity


21st ISINIP Conference

08/07/2024, 14:00 - 12/07/2024, 16:00 Event Townhouse Düsseldorf

International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants


International CEPLAS-IPK Summer School 2024

22/09/2024 - 27/09/2024 Event Kloster Drübeck, Ilsenburg (Harz)

Translational Plant Biodiversity Research


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

CEPLAS in 60 seconds