CEPLAS – from complex traits to synthetic modules

Arable land, water and nutrients become scarce, while the climate is changing and the world’s population is further increasing. To ensure a sustainable supply with plant-based raw materials, innovative strategies for crop improvement are required.

The Cluster’s mission is to decode different complex plant traits, which have an important impact on growth, yield and the use of resources. By understanding the molecular and genetic basis of these plant traits we aim to create the basis for a future sustainable cultivation of food, feed and energy crops.

In addition, the Cluster establishes first-class training and study programmes for students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

More information

More information, e.g. about contacts to our experts and public events can be found on our German website.


Dr. Céline Hönl
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
Geb. 25.43, Ebene 01, Raum 38
D-40225 Düsseldorf

Tel.: ++49 (0)211 81-11996
Fax.: ++49 (0)211 81-11718