May 09 - 13 2022


All Day

International CEPLAS/IPK Summer School 2022

Plant research is of enormous strategic importance to enable the scientifically, socially, and politically demanded transformation of agricultural production. To adapt crops to future requirements, such as climate change and limited resources, it is crucial to understand the functional consequences of biological diversity, which is defined by genetic and epigenetic variation in genomes, on trait performance and adaptation. IPK (Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research) and CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences) are two major centres of plant research that work together on strengthening translational biodiversity research, from fundamental discoveries to innovation.

The IPK/CEPLAS Summer School is dedicated to PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers. Learn about the most recent developments in plant translational biodiversity research and the exciting research conducted in CEPLAS and IPK, explore science related topics in challenging workshops. You will have the opportunity to present your results to a wide scientific audience and build your professional network by engaging with early-career and internationally renowned plant scientists. We will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel´s birth.

Additionally, the competence area “Food Security” of the University of Cologne offers a special workshop on global food security with enriching discussions on current challenges to achieve and sustain food security.

Workshop Topics

Within the registration form, you can choose between the 3 workshops listed below:

  • Resilience for Scientists
  • Publishing
  • Self-Presentation


Application deadline: 10 March 2022

Notification of participation, acceptance regarding talk/poster and travel grant: 25 March 2022

After the notification of acceptance by the organizing committee the applicant has to confirm the participation by Email until 01 April 2022.


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