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Interview with Tobias Jores 

In a new issue of CEPLAS Faces Tobias Jores (HHU) reveals why a switch in methods led to the most important decision in his scientific career.

New position 

New position as an Innovation manager (f/m/d) in the field of Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne available.

Comic about a tiny Bacillus 

The doctoral researcher Christian-Frederic Kaiser (HHU) tells a story about a tiny bacillus helping a plant to survive.

Modification of the circadian clock adapts barley to short growing seasons 

Together with a research team, CEPLAS member Maria von Korff Schmising (HHU) published a paper in the Journal Plant Physiology.

EU parliament voted in favor of NGT 

Following the EU Commission, the EU Parliament today also voted in favor of a new regulation on the use of New Genomic Techniques (NGT).

SEB Conference in Prague in July 

CEPLAS IPK session "Translational Plant Biodiversity": Call for abstracts is open until March 8.



Opening CEPLAS photo exhibition

05/03/2024, 17:00 Public Event Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln

Speaker: Markus Stetter (UoC)


PlantACT! Conference

11/03/2024 - 13/03/2024 Public Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Panel sessions, poster sessions and workshops



22/03/2024, 13:00 Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Speaker: Viola Willemsen, Wageningen University and Research


Special Seminar

23/04/2024, 11:00 Event HHU, Düsseldorf

Special Seminar with Julian Schroeder, UC San Diego



26/04/2024, 13:00 Event UoC, Cologne

Speaker: Silvia Ramundo, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology


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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