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

Mentoring Kick-Off

Online seminar starting June 17, 2024

The online kick-off seminar marks the beginning of the new mentoring period. We will introduce the mentoring program through short video lectures. We support you in analyzing your indivudual situation, setting mentoring goals and finding a suitable mentor.

BioHighTech for Plant Breeding

Gatersleben; June 4-5, 2024

The workshop takes you to the BioTech-Campus “Green Gate Gatersleben”, an internationally renowned research site in which academic and private institutions apply high technologies such as phenomics, genomics, data science, and artificial intelligence tools to foster plant research.

Workshop & Barcamp

PLANT 2030 Status Seminar, March 6, 2024

Learn how the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY supports you, discuss your issues and get to know your peers! This is an internal workshop for all early stage scientists attending the Annual Meeting of Plant Research funded by BMBF 2024.

Epigenetics in Plants

Online course Nov-Dec 2023

The analysis of epigenetic mechanisms in plants has made tremendous progress in recent years and a wide range of developmental and physiological processes has been shown to be affected by epigenetic regulation. Our PLANT 2030 ACADEMY online course provides a compact introduction to this research field.

Networking with LinkedIn for Scientists

New online course: September 4, 2023

Learn how to use LinkedIn to create a compelling digital CV, network effectively, and boost your career. 

The course consists of online materials and two live coaching sessions with our social media expert Ronja Dittmar.

Plant Breeding & Variety Release

June 12-13, 2023

The workshop took 26 participants to the Federal Plant Variety Office and the plant breeding company KWS SAAT SE. The focus of the excursions were on understanding and discussing the development and release of new crop varieties.