CEPLAS Photo Exhibition: SMARTe Pflanzen für die Anforderungen von morgen 

"Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek" in Cologne until August 31

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Next Generation Plant Scientists 

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ISINIP Conference in Düsseldorf 

The 21st International Symposium of Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants took place in Düsseldorf from July 8 to 12.

New Research Unit in Cologne 

CEPLAS member Gunther Döhlemann (UoC) is spokesperson of the new Research Unit which will receive a DFG funding of three million euros.

Studying evolution processes in real time 

In a new issue of the Planter's Punch doctoral student Justine Floret (UoC) explains how she studies adaption of plants in natural conditions.

Soapbox Science in Cologne 

Nine enthusiastic female scientists presented their projects in the center of Cologne.

Excursion to KWS Saat 

21 CEPLAS Early Career Researchers participated in a two days excursion to the TalentCampus@KWS event in Einbeck.

A model for future Arctic summers 

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



Night of Science 2024

13/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 Public Event Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf

Researchers present their science to the public.


International CEPLAS-IPK Summer School 2024

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

Translational Plant Biodiversity Research



27/09/2024, 13:00 Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Speaker: Kaisa Kajala, Utrech University, Tonni Grube Andersen, MPIPZ


Wissenschaft in Kölner Häusern

10/10/2024, 18:00 Public Event Cologne Biocenter

Science in exciting places in Cologne



25/10/2024, 13:00 Event UoC, Cologne

Speaker: tba


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.


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