Congratulations! Three CEPLAS Postdocs receive highly respected fellowships

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Planter’s Punch

Forward genetics – A powerful tool to find novel genes responsible for C4 leaf anatomy

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme.

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Latest publications

  • Matei A, Doehlemann G (2016) Cell biology of corn smut disease-Ustilago maydis as a model for biotrophic interactions. Current opinion in microbiology 34:60-66. [Abstract]

  • Beddow J, Stolpe B, Cole PA, Lead JR, Sapp M, Lyons BP, Colbeck I, Whitby C (2016) Nanosilver inhibits nitrification and reduces ammonia-oxidising bacterial but not archaeal amoA gene abundance in estuarine sediments. Environ Microbiol. [Abstract]

  • Dombrowski N, Schlaeppi K, Agler MT, Hacquard S, Kemen E, Garrido-Oter R, Wunder J, Coupland G, Schulze-Lefert P (2016) Root microbiota dynamics of perennial Arabis alpina are dependent on soil residence time but independent of flowering time. ISME J. [Abstract]


XXth Cologne Minisymposium on Plant Biology

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

Detailed programme

Location: Geo-/Bio-Hörsaal, Zülpicher Straße 49a, 50674 Cologne

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016


  • Benjamin Stich, HHU/MPIPZ
  • Florian Grundler, University of Bonn

Location: MPIPZ

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Young researchers retreat

Mon, 10 Oct 2016

Location: Wuppertal

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CEPLAS Friday and General Assembly

Fri, 28 Oct 2016


  • Peter Dörmann, University of Bonn
  • Andreas Meyer, University of Bonn

Location: HHU

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016


  • Frank Hochholdinger, University of Bonn
  • Markus Schwarzländer, University of Bonn

Location: Cologne Biocenter

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