PhD Retreat at Kloster Steinfeld<br /> 
A great success for this years’ PhD retreat, held from 10-12 of May, bringing together a diverse group of PhD candidates and their supervisors for three days of learning, collaborating and bonding. [more]
Jane Parker honored as Fellow of the Royal Society<br /> 
A huge congratulations to Jane Parker who is among the new Fellows elected to join the UK’s Royal Society for outstanding contributions in the field of sciences. [more]
Girls Day 2023 at MPIPZ<br /> 

Girls Day 2023 at MPIPZ

April 28, 2023
Ryohei Thomas Nakano takes up Professorship at Hokkaido University, Japan
Ryohei Thomas Nakano, previously a postdoc with Paul Schulze-Lefert, is now continuing his research as a professor at Hokkaido University in Japan.

Inspiration and sense of unity<br /> 
Prof. Patrick Cramer, President elect of the Max Planck Society visits the MPIPZ. [more]
MPIPZ Show Garden receives ‘Diversity Garden’ award<br /> 
Award ceremony at the Seed Festival in Cologne, Germany [more]
BranchOut! Career Day<br /> 

BranchOut! Career Day

December 02, 2022
Annual Science Day 2022<br /> 

Annual Science Day 2022

November 28, 2022
Internship at MPIPZ<br /> 

Internship at MPIPZ

November 02, 2022
Pint of Science Festival in Cologne<br /> 
Pint of science went live again! [more]
PhD Retreat: Back Again!<br /> 
From May 4th to 6th, students and supervisors of our PhD programme got together for the first in-person PhD retreat since 2019. [more]
Girls’Day at MPIPZ

Girls’Day at MPIPZ

April 29, 2022
MPIPZ joins Spanish outreach activity<br /> 
Enric Bertran Garcia de Olalla, a PhD student in the Department of Plant Development Biology, took part in a Spanish outreach school event in March this year. [more]
Barbara McClintock Seminar<br /> 

Barbara McClintock Seminar

February 14, 2022
MPIPZ PhD student nominated as Plantae Fellow<br /> 
Rigel Salinas-Gamboa, IMPRS student in the Mercier group, was elected to be part of the new 2022 Plantae Fellow class.
Emmy Noether funding granted for Isabel Saur<br /> 
Isabel Saur, former postdoc in the Schulze-Lefert group has been granted a DFG Emmy Noether group leader position. [more]
EU gene-editing legislation - ongoing debate<br /> 
MPIPZ provides feedback to the initiative of the European Commission on 'Legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques’
Motivation and Inspiration at the MPIPZ Postdoc Symposium<br /> 
For the second time, our postdoctoral students invited to a great symposium of interesting talks and discussions.
Heinz Billing Prize awarded to former MPIPZ post-doc<br /> 
Adam Runions, a former post-doc in the Tsiantis group, has been awarded the prestigious Heinz Billing Prize by the Max Planck Society for his work on the Modelling and Analysis of Morphogenetic Processes in plants.   [more]
PhD Tree Alley planted at MPIPZ<br /> 
On October 4 it was finally time to inaugurate the new PhD Tree Alley. [more]
Mouse Day at the MPIPZ<br /> 

Mouse Day at the MPIPZ

October 04, 2021
Triple DFG grant success<br /><br /> 

Triple DFG grant success


September 20, 2021
We are delighted to announce that three early career researchers from the Department of Plant Microbe Interactions [more]
Great success for PhD Retreat
For the 16th time, PhD students from the IMPRS on "Understanding Complex Plant Traits Using Computational and Evolutionary Approaches“ and the MPIPZ Graduate School were presenting their work to their research fellows. [more]
Scientists call for modernization of EU gene-editing legislation
117 research facilities appeal to the newly elected bodies to remove obstacles for breeding new plant varieties [more]
Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS) secures funding for an additional 7 years
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]
New Director at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
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]
Obituary for Ian Moore

Obituary for Ian Moore

September 04, 2018
Prize for best PhD Thesis in 2017
HHU Düsseldorf awards PhD prize to Ruben Garrido-Oter [more]
With great sadness we announce that our colleague Peter Starlinger passed away on the 1st September 2017. He was 86 years old. [more]
“MICRORULES” that was awarded to him for the next five years (September 2017 - August 2022) [more]
The plant molecular biologist Wolf B. Frommer (58) from Stanford University, USA, was nominated by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. [more]
University of Cologne and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) attract a world-leading scientist [more]
The president of the Max Planck Society has appointed Professor Dr. Jonathan Howard to Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research as of April 1, 2013. [more]
Miltos Tsiantis from Oxford University, UK, has accepted an offer from the Max Planck President, Peter Gruß, to develop a new Department at our Institute in Cologne [more]
In recognition of his scientific achievements Dr George Coupland was elected on May 1st 2012 as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). [more]
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