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.


Heisenberg professorship for Thomas Greb

Thomas Greb was appointed Heisenberg professor, which is funded by the DFG, at Heidelberg University.

Upcoming Event:

COS PhD/Postdoc Seminar

Reports on current research

COS PHD students and PostDocs

COS Heidelberg

25th of October 2016 01:15 PM

INF 230, R. 00.005

Recent Publications:
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]
Dolle, D.; Mateo, J.L.; Eichenlaub, M.P.; Sinn, R.; Reinhardt, R.; Hockendorf, B.; Inoue, D.; Centanin, L.; Ettwiller, L.; Wittbrodt, J. 2015 Correction: Handling Permutation in Sequence Comparison: Genome-Wide Enhancer Prediction in Vertebrates by a Novel Non-Linear Alignment Scoring Principle PLoS One 10 11 e0143989 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143989 [Link]
Peskan-Berghofer, T.; Vilches-Barro, A.; Muller, T.M.; Glawischnig, E.; Reichelt, M.; Gershenzon, J.; Rausch, T. 2015 Sustained exposure to abscisic acid enhances the colonization potential of the mutualist fungus Piriformospora indica on Arabidopsis thaliana roots New Phytol 208 3 873-886 doi: 10.1111/nph.13504 [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]
Willems, P.H.G.M.; Pahle, J.; Stalpers, X.L.; Mugahid, D.; Nikolaew, A.; Koopman, W.J.H.; Kummer, U. 2015 PKC-mediated inhibitory feedback of the cholecystokinin 1 receptor controls the shape of oscillatory Ca(2)(+) signals Febs J 282 11 2187-2201 doi: 10.1111/febs.13267 [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]
Meitinger, F.; Palani, S.; Pereira, G. 2016 Detection of Phosphorylation Status of Cytokinetic Components Methods Mol Biol 1369 219-237 doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3145-3_16 [Link]
Forner, J.; Pfeiffer, A.; Langenecker, T.; Manavella, P.A.; Lohmann, J.U. 2015 Correction: Germline-Transmitted Genome Editing in Arabidopsis thaliana Using TAL-Effector-Nucleases PLoS One 10 7 e0133945 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133945 [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]
Birke, H.; Hildebrandt, T.M.; Wirtz, M.; Hell, R. 2015 Sulfide detoxification in plant mitochondria Methods Enzymol 555 271-286 doi: 10.1016/bs.mie.2014.11.027 [Link]
Neubert, P.; Strahl, S. 2016 Protein O-mannosylation in the early secretory pathway Curr Opin Cell Biol 41 100-108 doi: 10.1016/ [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]
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]
Kriegel, A.; Andres, Z.; Medzihradszky, A.; Kruger, F.; Scholl, S.; Delang, S.; Patir-Nebioglu, M.G.; Gute, G.; Yang, H.; Murphy, A.S.; Peer, W.A.; Pfeiffer, A.; Krebs, M.; Lohmann, J.U.; Schumacher, K. 2015 Job Sharing in the Endomembrane System: Vacuolar Acidification Requires the Combined Activity of V-ATPase and V-PPase Plant Cell 27 12 3383-3396 doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00733 [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]

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