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Bertalanffy Lecture Series at COS

The Bertalanffy Lecture Series was installed with the aim to provide a better understanding of integrative approaches in systems oriented biology both to pupils from Heidelberg and to scientists on campus. The lecture series is a project supported by the Klaus-Tschira Foundation and takes place twice a year.


For previous lectures in this series Alfonso Martinez-Arias (Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK), Enrico Coen (Cell & Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, UK), Russell Foster (Neuroscience, Brasenose College University of Oxford), Hannah Monyer (Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg/DKFZ), Benjamin Prud'homme (Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille-Luminy), Andreas Trump (DKFZ, Heidelberg), Martin Wikleski (MPI für Ornithologie, "Vogelwarte Raddolfzell"), Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Stowers Institute for Medical Research), Ottoline Leyser (Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge), Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan (Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva) and Henrik Kaessmann (Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie, Universität Heidelberg) came to COS Heidelberg.


The 12. Bertalanffy Lecture at COS will start on October 26, 2017, with Miguel L. Allende (Center for Genome Regulation, Universidad de Chile). On Thursday, he will give a lecture for high school students on "Looking for fish in the wrong places: from salt pans to dried up ponds". On October 27, 2017, he'll talk about "Exploring the genomes of South American Cyprinidontiform fish displaying unique life histories". Both lectures start at 2 pm. On Thursday in the Ludwig von Bertalanffy Lecture Hall, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230 and on Friday in room 00.005, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230.



The Quest For The Asymmetry Answer - A comic inspired by the talk by Marcos González-Gaitan




Thinking Without A Brain - A comic inspired by the talk by Ottoline Leyser

Watch Out For Your Neoblasts! - Comic inspired by the talk by Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado

Looking For The Next Animal Super Spy - A comic inspired by the talk by Martin Wikelski


The Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg mourns Dr. Klaus Tschira.

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