Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Welcome to COS Heidelberg

The Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg aims to study organismic biology beyond the borders of organisational level. Research and teaching at COS is dedicated to study organismic biology from the basic molecular principles to cell biology, developmental biology and physiology both in plants and in animals and to further extend into evolution, biodiversity, systems biology and biotechnology.



Margarete von Wrangell-Programme

Anne Pfeiffer was awarded support by the Margarete von Wrangell programme of the state Baden-Württemberg.


Visiting Professorship for Marcus Koch

Marcus Koch was appointed a permanent visiting professor at the Charles University in Prague.

Upcoming Event:

COS PhD/Postdoc Seminar

Reports on current research

COS PHD students and PostDocs

COS Heidelberg

27th of September 2016 01:15 PM

INF 230, R. 00.005

Recent Publications:
Matern, S.; Peskan-Berghoefer, T.; Gromes, R.; Kiesel, R.V.; Rausch, T. 2015 Imposed glutathione-mediated redox switch modulates the tobacco wound-induced protein kinase and salicylic acid-induced protein kinase activation state and impacts on defence against Pseudomonas syringae J Exp Bot 66 7 1935-1950 doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru546 [Link]
Birke, H.; De Kok, L.J.; Wirtz, M.; Hell, R. 2015 The role of compartment-specific cysteine synthesis for sulfur homeostasis during H2S exposure in Arabidopsis Plant Cell Physiol 56 2 358-367 doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcu166 [Link]
Neubert, P.; Halim, A.; Zauser, M.; Essig, A.; Joshi, H.J.; Zatorska, E.; Larsen, I.S.B.; Loibl, M.; Castells-Ballester, J.; Aebi, M.; Clausen, H.; Strahl, S. 2016 Mapping the O-Mannose Glycoproteome in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mol Cell Proteomics 15 4 1323-1337 doi: 10.1074/mcp.M115.057505 [Link]
Reinhardt, R.; Centanin, L.; Tavhelidse, T.; Inoue, D.; Wittbrodt, B.; Concordet, J.-P.; Martinez-Morales, J.R.; Wittbrodt, J. 2015 Sox2, Tlx, Gli3, and Her9 converge on Rx2 to define retinal stem cells in vivo Embo J 34 11 1572-1588 doi: 10.15252/embj.201490706 [Link]
Robinson, D.G. 2015 Endocytosis: Is there really a Recycling from Late Endosomes? Mol Plant doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.07.005 [Link]
Domsch, K.; Papagiannouli, F.; Lohmann, I. 2015 The HOX-Apoptosis Regulatory Interplay in Development and Disease Curr Top Dev Biol 114 121-158 doi: 10.1016/bs.ctdb.2015.07.014 [Link]
Martinez de Alba, A.E.; Moreno, A.B.; Gabriel, M.; Mallory, A.C.; Christ, A.; Bounon, R.; Balzergue, S.; Aubourg, S.; Gautheret, D.; Crespi, M.D.; Vaucheret, H.; Maizel, A. 2015 In plants, decapping prevents RDR6-dependent production of small interfering RNAs from endogenous mRNAs Nucleic Acids Research 1-12 doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv119 [Link]
Papagiannouli, F.; Lohmann, I. 2015 Stage-specific control of stem cell niche architecture in the Drosophila testis by the posterior Hox gene Abd-B Comput Struct Biotechnol J 13 122-130 doi: 10.1016/j.csbj.2015.01.001 [Link]
Brunet, T.; Lauri, A.; Arendt, D. 2015 Did the notochord evolve from an ancient axial muscle? The axochord hypothesis Bioessays 37 8 836-850 doi: 10.1002/bies.201500027 [Link]
Maizel, A. 2015 A View to a Kill: Markers for Developmentally Regulated Cell Death in Plants Plant Physiol 169 4 2341 doi: 10.1104/pp.15.01608 [Link]
Bucher, M.; Wolfowicz, I.; Voss, P.A.; Hambleton, E.A.; Guse, A. 2016 Development and Symbiosis Establishment in the Cnidarian Endosymbiosis Model Aiptasia sp Sci Rep 6 19867 doi: 10.1038/srep19867 [Link]
Grawunder, D.; Hambleton, E.A.; Bucher, M.; Wolfowicz, I.; Bechtoldt, N.; Guse, A. 2015 Induction of Gametogenesis in the Cnidarian Endosymbiosis Model Aiptasia sp Sci Rep 5 15677 doi: 10.1038/srep15677 [Link]
Li, D.; Baldwin, I.T.; Gaquerel, E. 2015 Navigating natural variation in herbivory-induced secondary metabolism in coyote tobacco populations using MS/MS structural analysis Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112 30 E4147-55 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1503106112 [Link]
Caroti, F.; Urbansky, S.; Wosch, M.; Lemke, S. 2015 Germ line transformation and in vivo labeling of nuclei in Diptera: report on Megaselia abdita (Phoridae) and Chironomus riparius (Chironomidae) Dev Genes Evol 225 3 179-186 doi: 10.1007/s00427-015-0504-5 [Link]

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