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.



ERC Synergy Grant

Jan Lohmann (COS) and his colleagues Michael Boutros (DKFZ), Wolfgang Huber (EMBL) und Oliver Stegle (EMBL/DKFZ) receive an ERC Synergy Grant over the next six years.


ERC Synergy Grant

Jochen Wittbrodt (COS) together with his colleague Ewan Birney (EBI, Hinxton, UK) receives an ERC Synergy Grant for up to six years.

Upcoming Event:

COS Seminar

The making of an olfactory specialist

Dr. Thomas Auer, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne

28th of March 2019 11:00 AM

kHS, INF 230

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]
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]

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