Anna Matuzyńska and Tobias Pfennig supported workshop in Kenia 

The CEPLAS members were invited to the University of Embu

Next Generation Plant Scientists 

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Find out why plant science is really cool!

CEPLAS Research Internships 

The application for CEPLAS Research Internships for undergraduate students is now open!

CEPLAS member was appointed Plantae editor 

The CEPLAS PhD Abdulkabir Abdulmalik (HHU) was selected as one of ASPB Plantae editors for a one year term.

New fellowships within the Graduate School 

The CEPLAS Graduate School offers a new PhD program starting in October 2024. Application deadline is January 7, 2024.

"Journalistenkolleg" from CEPLAS and IPK 

Researchers from CEPLAS and IPK, as well as other scientific experts, informed 14 journalists about the topic of green genetic engineering.

CEPLAS member awarded ERC Consolidator Grant 

Korbinian Schneeberger (MPIPZ) has been awarded one of the prestigious Consolidator Grants of the European Research Council.

Opening of CEPLAS photo exhibition 

An exhibition on 10 years of CEPLAS research presents 27 photos and provides insights into plant research.



Lecture series "Globale Ernährungssicherung"

12/12/2023, 18:00 Public Event

Speaker: Dr. Sarah M. Schmidt, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Lecture series "Globale Ernährungssicherung"

09/01/2024, 18:00 Public Event

Speaker: Dr. Martin Parlasca, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (zef), Universität Bonn


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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