The PLANT 2030 ACADEMY fosters the professional and personal development of plant science doctoral students and early stage postdocs, funded by the BMBF. The aim is to facilitate their qualification and establishment as renowned researchers within the applied plant science community.

The activities within the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY are adapted specifically to the needs of plant scientists and complement existing offers. Online activities as well as selected events are open to the public premising registration.

Young plant scientists share their experience with the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY in this video.

Online Learning

Online courses, lectures and training material give the opportunity for self-paced learning.


During workshops and summer schools, early career scientists come together for specialized trainings and excursions.


Mentoring provides stimuli for personal and professional development in exchange with a more experienced mentor.

Activities and news

Image Editing for Plant Scientists

Online Live Demo, Oct 26, 2022

In this live demonstration, Matthias Baumbach shows step-by-step effective and easy to implement routines for digital improvement of science-related photos.

Take your chance to watch and learn from a professional photographer!

"Mentoring broadens the horizon"

New mentoring phase 2023

During 2023, new mentor-mentee-tandems will take the chance for a trustful exchange regarding the professional and personal development.

You are interested in the mentoring program? Check it out now!

Plan(t)s for bioeconomy

Workshop in Straubing Sep 27-28, 2022

A group of young plant researchers met in Straubing, a model region for bioeconomy.

They visited Clariant's Sunliquid pilot plant, gained insights on promising crops, discussed values and challenges - and of course met your peers again.


Getting started on Instagram

(online) Bootcamp: Jul-Dez 2022

Hier kommt deine Chance einen eigenen Instagram-Kanal für die Wissenschaftskommunikation mit professioneller Unterstützung auf den Weg zu bringen.

Unser Instagram (online) Bootcamp begleitet zwölf Teilnehmer sechs Monate lang bei ihren ersten Schritten auf der Plattform.

Photography and Image Editing

New online course: June 20-July 1, 2022

The professional photographer Matthias Baumbach will give an extensive look into the world of digital photography while sticking to the aim: better pictures with simple tricks and low budget.

The course consists of two parts, digital photography and image editing. Registration is open now.

Summer School "Hands-on plant breeding"

May 9-12, 2022

Taking place at the renowned breeding company NPZ from May 9-12, 2022, the summer school gave in depth insights into the work routines of plant breeding and hands-on training. Plant assessment, crossing and resistance testing were only few of the topics covered.