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:


Live imaging of regeneration

Dr. Michalis Averof

IGFL, Lyon, France

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Lohmann

2nd of November 2016 11:00 AM

COS, INF 230, SR 00.004

Recent Publications:
Neubert, P.; Strahl, S. 2016 Protein O-mannosylation in the early secretory pathway Curr Opin Cell Biol 41 100-108 doi: 10.1016/ [Link]
Ramanathan, N.; Simakov, O.; Merten, C.A.; Arendt, D. 2015 Quantifying Preferences and Responsiveness of Marine Zooplankton to Changing Environmental Conditions using Microfluidics PLoS One 10 10 e0140553 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140553 [Link]
Petersen, H.O.; Hoger, S.K.; Looso, M.; Lengfeld, T.; Kuhn, A.; Warnken, U.; Nishimiya-Fujisawa, C.; Schnolzer, M.; Kruger, M.; Ozbek, S.; Simakov, O.; Holstein, T.W. 2015 A Comprehensive Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of Hydra Head Regeneration Mol Biol Evol 32 8 1928-1947 doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv079 [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]
Neubert, P.; Strahl, S. 2016 Protein O-mannosylation in the early secretory pathway Curr Opin Cell Biol 41 100-108 doi: 10.1016/ [Link]
Lopez, L.; Barreiro, R.; Fischer, M.; Koch, M.A. 2015 Mining microsatellite markers from public expressed sequence tags databases for the study of threatened plants BMC Genomics 16 781 doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2031-1 [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]
Arendt, D.; Benito-Gutierrez, E.; Brunet, T.; Marlow, H. 2015 Gastric pouches and the mucociliary sole: setting the stage for nervous system evolution Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 370 1684 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0286 [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]
Merabet, S.; Lohmann, I. 2015 Toward a new twist in Hox and TALE DNA-binding specificity Dev Cell 32 3 259-261 doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.01.030 [Link]
Bausewein, D.; Engel, J.; Jank, T.; Schoedl, M.; Strahl, S. 2016 Functional similarities between the protein O-mannosyltransferases Pmt4 from baker's yeast and human POMT1 J Biol Chem doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.739128 [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]
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]
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]
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]
Robinson, D.G. 2015 Endocytosis: Is there really a Recycling from Late Endosomes? Mol Plant doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.07.005 [Link]
Kurtulmus, B.; Wang, W.; Ruppert, T.; Neuner, A.; Cerikan, B.; Viol, L.; Sanchez, R.D.; Gruss, O.J.; Pereira, G. 2015 WDR8 is a centriolar satellite and centriole-associate protein that promotes ciliary vesicle docking during ciliogenesis J Cell Sci doi: 10.1242/jcs.179713 [Link]

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