Leading scientists representing more than 85 European plant and life sciences research centers and institutes have endorsed a position paper that urgently calls upon European policy makers to safeguard innovation in plant science and agriculture.
Read the position paper here.
September 03, 2018
Die Kölner Max-Planck-Institute laden zum Schauen, Mitmachen und Mitdiskutieren ein
September 07, 2018
The John Innes Centre has formed an alliance with two other leading plant science institutes to promote the vision of a pan-continental European Research Area, and to strengthen research links across Europe.
Together the three institutes to form a new partnership are: the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain; the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne; and the John Innes Centre in Norwich.
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.
August 06, 2018
April 26, 2018
Plant cells silence their flowering genes with the help of a small DNA-binding protein family which also stabilizes telomeres and promotes the expression of photosynthetic genes. A genetic barcodes shows this family what has to be done. These proteins are thus important mediators of epigenetic imprinting and determine cell fate in plants.
March 13, 2018
A team of researchers from Germany and the US led by Kenichi Tsuda at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne have now developed a method that can be used to probe the complexity of plant-bacteria interactions.
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior
December 19, 2017
HHU Düsseldorf awards PhD prize to Ruben Garrido-Oter
Congratulations to our Director Paul Schulze-Lefert and his group on being named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher. His research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in in plant and microbial sciences.
Find here the Publications of the group "Innate Immunity and the Plant Microbiota (Paul Schulze-Lefert)"