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.



COS Symposium 2019

The COS Symposium 2019 is titled “Genetics 2019: Old Questions and New Frontiers” and will take place on June 6-7, 2019. Program and Registration are available here.


Public Lecture

Detlef Weigel will hold a Public Lecture "Klima im Wandel – Pflanzen im Wandel" on June 6, 2019, during the COS Symposium 2019. Further information are available here.

Upcoming Event:

COS Seminar

Metabolic evolution of cavefish reveal novel resilience mechanisms against metabolic disorders

Nicolas Rohner

Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA

Nick Foulkes and Jochen Wittbrodt

23rd of May 2019 11:00 AM

INF 230, R. 00.001

Recent Publications:
Tamirisa, S.; Papagiannouli, F.; Rempel, E.; Ermakova, O.; Trost, N.; Zhou, J.; Mundorf, J.; Brunel, S.; Ruhland, N.; Boutros, M.; Lohmann, J.U.; Lohmann, I. 2018 Decoding the Regulatory Logic of the Drosophila Male Stem Cell System Cell Rep 24 11 3072-3086 doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.08.013 [Link]
Yang, Y.; Lenherr, E.D.; Gromes, R.; Wang, S.; Wirtz, M.; Hell, R.; Peskan-Berghofer, T.; Scheffzek, K.; Rausch, T. 2019 Plant glutathione biosynthesis revisited: redox-mediated activation of glutamylcysteine ligase does not require homo-dimerization Biochem J 476 7 1191-1203 doi: 10.1042/BCJ20190072 [Link]

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