Scientific eventsCOS Keynotes

COS Keynote speakers are invited two to four times per year to present research of general interest to the COS scientific community as well as to the Heidelberg life science campus, in particular research across systematic boundaries or concepts of very broad impact.

(This format starts in 2020 and replaces the COS Lectures.)

Prof. Dr. Stein Aerts - May 18th 2021, Webinar

COS Keynote Stein Aerts

Prof. Dame Caroline Dean on Februar 20th 2020

COS Keynote Prof. Dame Caroline Dean 2020

Past COS-Lectures

Table

COS-Lecture
10.10.2019
Dr. Jonathan Gershenzon
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology
Two-component chemical defenses of maize and wheat: more than just protection
COS-Lecture
16.05.2019
Prof. Dr. Yrjo Helariutta
Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Towards understanding the morphogenesis and functionality of phloem
COS-lecture
04.04.2019
Prof. Dr. Holger Puchta
Institute of Botany, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Genome engineering in plants: past, presence, future
COS-Lecture
25.03.2019
Prof. Dr. Oliver Fiehn
West Coast Metabolomics Center, UC Davis, California, USA
Classifying plant metabolites by mass spectra, organs and plant species
COS-lecture
15.02.2019
Prof. Dr. Teva Vernoux
Ècole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Making flowers over and over again: self-organization at the shoot apex
COS-Lecture
24.01.2019
Prof. Dr. Anja Geitmann
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Mastering the maze ? how plant males find their partners
COS-Lecture
13.12.2018
Prof. Dr. Christoph Englert
Leibniz Institute on Aging, Fritz-Lipmann-Institute, Jena, Germany
Insights into aging and sex determination from a short-lived killifish
COS-Lecture
15.11.2018
Dr. Caren Norden
MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
From growth to lamination the emergence of the vertebrate retina
COS-Lecture
08.11.2018
Prof. Dr. Klaus Theres
MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
Mechanisms in axillary meristem formation
COS-Lecture
25.10.2018
Prof. Dr. Dorothée Staiger
University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ribonomics to identify RNA-binding protein targets in Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
11.09.2018
Prof. Dr. Takashi Ueda
National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Okazaki, Japan
Diversification and Evolution of Membrane Trafficking Pathways in Plants ~ How did plants acquire new organelles
COS-Lecture
13.07.2018
Dr. Yasin Dagdas
Gregor-Mendel-Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, Austria
Bridging the gap between selective autophagy and endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis
COS-Lecture
14.06.2018
Prof. Dr. Matias Zurbrüggen
Institute of Synthetic Biology, Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Plant and mammalian synthetic biology and optogenetics approaches for the control and understanding of cellular processes
COS-Lecture
17.05.2018
Prof. Dr. Niko Geldner
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The building of polarised cellular barriers in animals and plants
COS-Lecture
03.05.2018
Prof. Dr. Sabine Zachgo
University of Osnabrück
Unraveling key transcription factor functions in Marchantia polymorpha
COS-Lecture
26.04.2018
Prof. Dr. Eric Kemen
University of Tübingen
Dynamics versus stability - How microbial communities interact to colonise a host
COS-Lecture
09.04.2018
Dr. Lyuba Ryabova
IBMP, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
Target of rapamycin (TOR) in translation reinitiation control
COS-Lecture
08.03.2018
Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth
University of Mainz, Germany
An inordinate fondness for symbionts: mutualist-provided defense, digestion, and desiccation tolerance in beetles
COS-Lecture
14.12.2017
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Fischer
KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
How fungi use phytochrome to adapt to the environment
COS-Lecture
12.12.2017
Prof. Dr. Volker Hartenstein
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The role of Wnt signalling during the specification of the Drosophila gut endocrine system
COS-Lecture
23.11.2017
Prof. Dr. Isabel Bäurle
Institut für Biochemie und Biologie\nUniversität Potsdam
Adaptation to environmental stress by a chromatin-based stress memory in Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
14.11.2017
Ass. Prof. Dr. Peter Broderson
Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Insights into the requirement for small RNA methylation in plants
COS-Lecture
12.10.2017
The Drosophila Embryo at single cell transcriptome resolution
COS-Lecture
22.09.2017
Prof. Dr. John Allen
University College London, UK
Why do chloroplasts and mitochondria contain DNA?
COS-Lecture
13.07.2017
Prof. Dr. Vincent Laudet
L´Oberservatoire Océanologique, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
cancelled
COS-Lecture
11.05.2017
Prof. Dr. José Pardo
Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, CSIC Sevilla, Spain
Molecular connections between salinity stress signaling and the regulation of flowering time in Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
06.04.2017
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ildoo Hwang
Dept. of Life Sciences, POSTECH Biotech Center, Pohang University, Korea
Epistructural control on RNA G-rich element specifies phloem differentiation
COS-Lecture
09.03.2017
Prof. Dr. Thomas Ott
Dept. of Genetics, LMU Munich, Germany
Dynamics of plant cell surface receptors and partners
COS-Lecture
09.02.2017
no COS-Lecture
COS-Lecture
12.01.2017
Prof. Dr. Richard Baines
Manchester University, UK
Setting the Set-point: A challenge for neuronal homeostasis
COS-Lecture
01.12.2016
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COS-Lecture
10.11.2016
Dr. Anthony Dodd
School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Circadian and environmental regulation of chloroplasts
COS-Lecture
07.10.2016
Prof. Dr. Edward Farmer
Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Long distance signalling in wounded plants
no COS-Lecture
08.09.2016
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COS-Lecture
09.06.2016
Dr. Muriel Perron
Ecole des Neurosciences Paris Ile-de-France, Paris, France
Retinal stem cells and the Hippo/YAP pathway
COS-Lecture
12.05.2016
no lecture
COS-Lecture
14.04.2016
Dr. Wolfgang Busch
Gregor-Mendel-Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, Austria
Uncovering key genes and networks regulating root growth using systems genetics
COS-Lecture
10.03.2016
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem
Plant Biotechnology, Dept. of Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
cancelled
COS-Lecture
11.02.2016
Prof. Dr. George Coupland
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
Comparative analysis of pathways controlling seasonal flowering in annual and perennial Brassicaceae species
COS-Lecture
21.01.2016
Prof. Dr. Mario Malagoli
Dept. Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animal and Environment; University of Padova, Italy
How should we feed the planet?
COS-Lecture
10.12.2015
Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel
Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
Mit Biodiversität leben?
COS-Lecture
12.11.2015
Dr. Shinichi Sunagawa
Structural and Computational Biology, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Eco-Systemsbiology of the Human Gut and the Global Ocean Microbiome
COS-Lecture
26.10.2015
Ass. Prof. Dr. Minoru Tanaka
National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Okazaki, Japan
New roles of germ cells - sex determination and fecundity
COS-Lecture
09.10.2015
Prof. Dr. David Twell
University of Leicester, UK
Plant male germline development: A life after meiosis
COS-Lecture
28.09.2015
Dr. Vsevolod Belousov
Institute for Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moskow, Russia
Novel molecular tools for redox imaging and metabolic engineering
COS-Lecture
17.09.2015
Dr. Yves Gibon
Director of research, INRA Bordeaux, France
Fruit Systems Biology
COS-Lecture
20.08.2015
Prof. Dr. Markus Grebe
Plant Physiology, University of Potsdam, Germany
Cytoskeletal Organization and Lipid Domain Function During Planar Polarity Establishment In Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
12.08.2015
Dr. George Bassel
School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Complex systems analysis of plant development
COS-Lecture
09.07.2015
Prof. Dr. Josephine C. Adams
School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, U.K.
Thrombospondins are conserved players in metazoan extracellular matrix organisation
COS-Lecture
26.06.2015
Prof. Dr. Julian Schroeder
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, USA
Drought-Induced Abscisic Acid Signalling and Atmospheric CO2 Sensing in Plants
COS-Lecture
21.05.2015
Dr. Francois Parcy
CEA, Institute of life sciences research and technologies (IRTSV), Grenoble, France
Structural insights into the function and the evolution of a master floral regulator
COS-Lecture
30.04.2015
Hernan López Schier
Sensory Biology & Organogenesis,\nHelmholtzZentrum München, Germany
Building and regenerating a sensorineural circuit underlying polarised mechanoreception
COS-Lecture
16.04.2015
Dr. Eva Benkova
IST Vienna, Austria
Hormonal regulation of root system architecture
COS-Lecture
09.04.2015
Dr. Youssef Belkhadir
Gregor-Mendel-Institute, Vienna, Austria
fällt aus
COS-Lecture
07.04.2015
Prof. Dr. Tsonis Panagiotis
University of Dayton, Ohio, USA
Dissecting regeneration through the lens
COS-Lecture
25.03.2015
Dr. Catherine Perrot-Rechenmann
Institut des Sciences du Végétal, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
cancelled
COS-Lecture
12.03.2015
Dr. Timothy Sharbel
IPK Gatersleben, Germany
Evolutionary approaches to deciphering the functional switch from sexual to asexual (apomictic) reproduction in natural plant populations
COS-Lecture
12.02.2015
Prof. Dr. Christiane Gatz
Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology, University of Göttingen, Germany
Functional analysis of plant-specific CC-type glutaredoxins
COS-Lecture
05.02.2015
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz
Institute for Stem Cells, HelmholtzZentrum München, Germany
Neural stem cells in homeostasis and after brain injury
COS-Lecture
08.01.2015
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dagmar Iber
Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
From Networks to Function - Computational Models of Organogenesis
COS Lecture
28.10.2014
Prof. Dr. David J. Miller
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Stress responses and the apoptotic repertoire of the coral Acropora millepora
COS-Lecture
22.07.2014
Prof. Dr. Gerd Jürgens
Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)\nUniversity of Tübingen
Plant cytokinesis - a tale of membrane traffic and function
COS-Lecture
10.07.2014
tba
Schmeil-Preisverleihung
COS-Lecture
10.04.2014
Prof. Dr. Damian Brunner
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich
Mechanisms and principles of tissue gap closure
COS-Lecture
01.04.2014
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus
Cell Biology & Plant Biochemistry\nUniversity of Regensburg\n
Peptide signalling during germline formation and double fertilization
COS-Lecture
21.01.2014
Dr. Cyril Zipfel
The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK\n
Regulation of early receptor kinase-mediated innate immune signalling
COS-Lecture
29.10.2013
Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel
COS, junior research group Plant defense metabolism
Secondary metabolites as essential determinants of plant-insect interactions
COS-Lecture
15.10.2013
Dr. David Ehrhardt
Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Science, Stanford, USA\n
Linking environmental signaling to subcellular organization - a mechanism for blue light-stimulated reorientation of cortical microtubule arrays in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
COS-Lecture
01.10.2013
Prof. Dr. em. Widmar Tanner
Cell Biology & Plant Biochemistry, University of Regensburg, Germany
Order needs energy: Compartmentation of fungal plasma membranes and its role concerning sterols in polyene toxicity
COS-Special-Lecture
13.09.2013
Prof. Dr. Asa Strand
Redox regulation and signalling in Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
23.07.2013
Prof. Dr. José Feijó
Inst. Gulbenkian Ciencia & Universidade Lisboa, Portugal
Excitation about sex in plants: merging biophysics with genetics on the pollen tube system
COS-Lecture
10.07.2013
PD Dr. Florian Bittner
Metallo-Flavo Enzymes in Hormone and ROS Synthesis and Prodrug Activation
COS-Lecture
09.07.2013
Dr. Martin Crespi
Institut des Sciences Végétales, CNRS, \nGif-sur-Yvette, France
Long non-coding RNAs in root growth and development
COS-Lecture
12.06.2013
Prof. Dr. Ajit Varma
Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT),\nAmity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India
COS-Lecture
11.06.2013
Prof. Dr. med. H.-J. Gröne
Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, DKFZ Heidelberg\n
Cellular and Molecular In Vivo-Functions of Glycosphingolipids
COS Lecture
10.06.2013
Dr. Mirana Ramialison, The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
COS-Lecture
06.06.2013
Dr. Yacine Graba
Control of Hox transcription factor activity: insights from genetic and structural approaches
COS Lecture
24.05.2013
Steve Wilson, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London
COS-Lecture
15.05.2013
Prof. Dr. med. Naoyuki Taniguchi
Glycosyltransferases involved in N-glycan branching: From biological functions to disease implication
COS-Lecture
14.05.2013
Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Neuhaus
TU Kaiserslautern, Fachbereich Biologie, Division Plant Physiology
Sugar transport across the plant vaculuar membrane. Characterization of carriers and impact on plant performance
COS-Lecture
30.04.2013
COS-Lecture
23.04.2013
Dr. Carsten Grashoff, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
COS-Lecture
16.04.2013
COS-Lecture
25.02.2013
Dr. Hans Bakker
Dept. Cellular Chemistry,\nHannover Medical School,\nHannover, Germany
Identification of the C-mannosyltransferase modifying thrombospondin type I repeats
COS-Lecture
08.02.2013
Dr. Alex Gould
Food for thought: nutrients and neural stem cells in Drosophila
COS-Lecture
05.02.2013
Dr. Camela Giglione
Institut des Sciences Végétales, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France
COS-Lecture
05.02.2013
Dr. Carmela Giglione
Roles of N-terminal fatty acid acetylations in membrane compartment partitioning: Arabidopsis h-TRXs as a case study
COS-Lecture
22.01.2013
Dr. Herman Höfte
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), INRA, Versailles, France
The role of plant cell walls in growth control
COS-Lecture
08.01.2013
Dr. Olivier Hamant
Université de Lyon, ENS, Lyon, France
Mechanical cues control growth heterogeneity and guide morphogenesis in plants
COS-Lecture
11.12.2012
Dr. Genschik
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRS (IBMP-CNRS), Strasbourg, France\n
When protein degradation meets RNA silencing
COS-Lecture
27.11.2012
Prof. Dr. Peiter
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Crossing the membrane - Cation transport for signalling and homeostasis
COS-Lecture
27.09.2012
Alexandra Van Keymeulen
Revisiting cellular hierarchy in the mammary gland and the prostate by lineage tracing
COS-Lecture
26.07.2012
Andre Pires da Silva
University of Texas at Arlington
Evolution of animals with three genders: how and why?
COS-Lecture
24.07.2012
Dr. Miguel A. Blázquez
Instituto de Biologá Molecular y Celular de Plantas, UPV-CSIC, Valencia, Spain
DELLA proteins: coordinators of growth in time and space
COS-Lecture
10.07.2012
Dr. Christa S. Testerink
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, \nNL
Take it or leave it: cellular signaling pathways linking salinity stress to root growth
COS-Lecture
28.06.2012
Rolf Zeller
Departement of Biomedicine, University of Basel
Vertebrate Limb Organogenesis and Diversification in the Age of Systems Biology
COS-Lecture
12.06.2012
Prof. Dr. Sacha Baginsky
Institut für Biochemie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale)
COS-Lecture
05.06.2012
Dr. Alexandros Stamatakis
Scientific Computing group, HITS gGmbH, Heidelberg
COS-Lecture
15.05.2012
Prof. Dr. Francois Schweisguth
A live imaging analysis of Notch regulation by Numb
COS-Lecture
20.04.2012
Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski
\nUniversität Freiburg
COS-Lecture
17.04.2012
Dr. Moritz Nowack
Flandern Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Ghent University, Belgium
COS-Lecture
14.02.2012
Prof. Dr. Jian-Quan Liu
Key Laboratory of Arid and Grassland Ecology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
COS-Lecture
07.02.2012
Dr. Silke Robatzek
The Sainsbury Laboratories, Norwich, UK
COS-Lecture
20.12.2011
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mummenhoff
Universität Osnabrück
COS-Lecture
15.11.2011
Prof. Dr. Ivo Feussner
Dept. of Plant Biochemistry, University of Göttingen
COS-Lecture
09.11.2011
Dr. John Ryals
Chief Science Officer and President, Metabolon Inc., Durham, USA
COS-Lecture
08.11.2011
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hofius
Uppsala BioCenter, Sweden
COS-Lecture
25.10.2011
Prof. Dr. Anant K. Menon
Dept. of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
COS-Lecture
20.10.2011
Dr. Sebastian Wolf
INRA, Versailles, France
COS-Lecture
20.10.2011
Dr. Wolf, Sebastian
INRA, Versailles, Frankreich
Sensing of cell wall integrity
COS-Lecture
10.10.2011
Prof. Dr. Jaideep Mathur
Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
COS-Lecture
12.07.2011
Dr. Luit J. de Kok
University of Groningen, \nThe Netherlands
COS-Lecture
28.06.2011
Prof. Dr. Karin Römisch
Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
COS-Lecture
10.06.2011
Ass. Prof. Dr. Susanne Schmidt
University of Queensland, Australia
COS-Lecture
06.06.2011
Prof. Dr. Xavier Vekemans
Laboratoire de Génétique et Evolution des Populations Végétales, Université de Lille
Genomic signature of strong balancing selection in the self-incompatibility (S-locus) region in the genus Arabidopsis
COS-Lecture
31.05.2011
Prof. Dr. Jan Schirawski
Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
How smut fungi control their host plants: From genome comparison to functional effector analysis
COS-Lecture
19.04.2011
Dr. Iris Finkemeier
Biocentre Martinsried, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
An emerging role for lysine acetylation of non-histone proteins in plants