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. 


Public Lecture

Detlef Weigel will hold a Public Lecture "Climate in Transition – Plants in Transition" on June 6, 2019, during the COS Symposium 2019

Upcoming Event:

COS Seminar

xygen-driven development: observations and exploitation

Dr. Francesco Licausi

Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel

19th of June 2019 05:00 PM

INF 230, SR 001

Recent Publications:
Shi, D.; Lebovka, I.; Lopez-Salmeron, V.; Sanchez, P.; Greb, T. 2019 Bifacial cambium stem cells generate xylem and phloem during radial plant growth Development 146 1 doi: 10.1242/dev.171355 [Link]
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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