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.

News:

 

New Collaborative Research Centre

The new Collaborative Research Centre “Mechanisms and Function of Wnt signaling” lead by Thomas Holstein will receive a four year funding grant by the DFG.

 

 

New Research Units

The Research Units „The concert of Dolichol-based Glycosylation: from Molecules to Disease Models“ headed by Sabine Strahl and „Morphodynamics of Plants“ headed by Alexis Maizel will each receive a three year funding grant by the DFG.

Recent Publications:
Su, T.; Wolf, S.; Han, M.; Zhao, H.; Wei, H.; Greiner, S.; Rausch, T. 2016 Reassessment of an Arabidopsis cell wall invertase inhibitor AtCIF1 reveals its role in seed germination and early seedling growth Plant Mol Biol 90 1-2 137-155 doi: 10.1007/s11103-015-0402-2 [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]
Wolfowicz, I.; Baumgarten, S.; Voss, P.A.; Hambleton, E.A.; Voolstra, C.R.; Hatta, M.; Guse, A. 2016 Aiptasia sp. larvae as a model to reveal mechanisms of symbiont selection in cnidarians Sci Rep 6 32366 doi: 10.1038/srep32366 [Link]
von Wangenheim, D.; Fangerau, J.; Schmitz, A.; Smith, R.S.; Leitte, H.; Stelzer, E.H.K.; Maizel, A. 2016 Rules and Self-Organizing Properties of Post-embryonic Plant Organ Cell Division Patterns Curr Biol 26 4 439-449 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.047 [Link]
Friedrich, J.; Sorge, S.; Bujupi, F.; Eichenlaub, M.P.; Schulz, N.G.; Wittbrodt, J.; Lohmann, I. 2016 Hox Function Is Required for the Development and Maintenance of the Drosophila Feeding Motor Unit Cell Rep 14 4 850-860 doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.077 [Link]
Meitinger, F.; Pereira, G. 2016 Visualization of Cytokinesis Events in Budding Yeast by Transmission Electron Microscopy Methods Mol Biol 1369 87-95 doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3145-3_7 [Link]


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