Research Internships for undergraduate students

CEPLAS awards fellowships to undergraduate students in Cologne and Düsseldorf to raise interest of excellent and talented students in plant sciences. Each year we offer around 12 fellowships, i.e. 3-week fulltime research projects in a CEPLAS laboratory to 3rd semester B.Sc. Biology/Biochemistry students. Students with a background in mathematics, physics or computer science but interest in plant biology are highly welcome to join one of the interdisciplinary CEPLAS groups. 

The students work for three weeks on a plant science topic in one of the CEPLAS working groups in Cologne, Düsseldorf or Jülich and will be supervised by a member of the respective working group. The undergraduate students get an employment contract as a student assistant covering 120 hours.


The application for research internships starts annually in December. Further information on the application procedures will be announced on time here.


Prof. Dr. Ute Höcker
CEPLAS Ute Höcker


+49 221 4706897

Institute for Plant Sciences, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Straße 47b

50674 Cologne
Dr. Nadine Rademacher


+49 211 81 11389

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstraße 1

22.07, Level 01  29, Postbox 007

40225 Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich