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.



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. 

Upcoming Event:

COS Seminar

Science Communication and Outreach: Why and how to engage with the public about science?

Prof. Dr. Mary Williams

Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel

1st of July 2019 04:00 PM

BioQuant, INF 267, R. 041

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]

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