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. 

Upcoming Event:

COS Seminar

Showing off plant-style: understanding how petals pattern their surface

Edwidge Moyroud

Dr. Michael Raissig

1st of October 2019 11:00 AM

INF 230, kHS

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Recent Publications:
Stolper, J.; Ambrosio, E.M.; Danciu, D.-P.; Buono, L.; Elliott, D.A.; Naruse, K.; Martinez-Morales, J.R.; Marciniak-Czochra, A.; Centanin, L. 2019 Stem cell topography splits growth and homeostatic functions in the fish gill Elife 8 doi: 10.7554/eLife.43747 [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]
Hohmann, N.; Wolf, E.M.; Rigault, P.; Zhou, W.; Kiefer, M.; Zhao, Y.; Fu, C.-X.; Koch, M.A. 2018 Ginkgo biloba's footprint of dynamic Pleistocene history dates back only 390,000 years ago BMC Genomics 19 1 299 doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-4673-2 [Link]


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