Tonni Grube Andersen receives Sofja Kovalevskaja Price

November 21, 2019
Seven international researchers to receive awards valued at up to €1.65 million each. The young researchers will conduct research in Bochum, Duisburg-Essen, Heidelberg, Köln, Konstanz, Münster and Regensburg in the coming years. [more]
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Scientists call for modernization of EU gene-editing legislation

July 29, 2019
117 research facilities appeal to the newly elected bodies to remove obstacles for breeding new plant varieties [more]
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Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) secures funding for an additional 7 years

October 17, 2018
Germany’s only purely plant-focused Cluster of Excellence, CEPLAS, will receive an additional seven years of funding through the “Excellence Strategy” programme. This continued support, starting from the beginning of 2019, constitutes a ringing endorsement of the quality of plant science in the Cologne/Düsseldorf area and will ensure that the Rhineland and its institutions will continue to lead the way in world-class plant research. [more]
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New Director at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

September 05, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Raphael Mercier from INRA Versailles has accepted an offer from the Max Planck President, Martin Stratmann, to develop a new Department at MPIPZ focusing on Chromosome Biology. [more]
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Obituary for Ian Moore

September 04, 2018
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Prize for best PhD Thesis in 2017

December 19, 2017
HHU Düsseldorf awards PhD prize to Ruben Garrido-Oter [more]

Peter Starlinger (18th March 1931 to 1st September 2017)

September 14, 2017
With great sadness we announce that our colleague Peter Starlinger passed away on the 1st September 2017. He was 86 years old. [more]
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