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.

News:

Seniorprofessor distinctus

For his service to the university, Thomas Rausch has been appointed Senior Professor distinctus of Heidelberg University.

Bertalanffy Lecture

Jan Kaslin (ARMI, Monash University Clayton, Australia) will be the speaker of the 15th Bertalanffy Lecture on July 4/5, 2019. 

Recent Publications:
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]
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]


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