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.



Collaborative Research Centre

The collaborative research center „Molecular Encoding of Specificity in Plant Processes“ (CRC 1101) will receive funding for four years from the DFG.


Highly Cited Researcher

For the second time in series Karin Schumacher is listed as one of the highly cited researchers at Heidelberg University.

Upcoming Event:


Target of rapamycin (TOR) in translation reinitiation control

Dr. Lyuba Ryabova

IBMP, CNRS, Strasbourg, France

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell

9th of April 2018 11:00 AM

INF 230, R. 00.005

Recent Publications:
Forieri, I.; Sticht, C.; Reichelt, M.; Gretz, N.; Hawkesford, M.J.; Malagoli, M.; Wirtz, M.; Hell, R. 2017 System analysis of metabolism and the transcriptome in Arabidopsis thaliana roots reveals differential co-regulation upon iron, sulfur and potassium deficiency Plant Cell Environ 40 1 95-107 doi: 10.1111/pce.12842 [Link]

/var/www/cos/ / _e