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Abteilung Arendt

Prof. Detlev Arendt 

Abteilung Frings

Prof. Stephan Frings
Dr. Frank Möhrlen

Abteilung Greb

Prof.Thomas Greb  

Abteilung Guse

Prof. Annika Guse  

Abteilung Hell

Abteilung Holstein

Prof. Thomas Holstein

Dr. Suat Özbek

Abteilung Koch

Beschreibungen der momentan in der Abteilung Biodiversität und Pflanzensystematik zu vergebenden Stellen finden Sie hier.

Bitte wenden Sie sich mit Anfragen direkt an Prof. Marcus Koch oder Prof. Claudia Erbar.

Abteilung Kummer

Prof. Ursula Kummer 

Abteilung Ingrid Lohmann

The Developmental Biology Group (Prof. I. Lohmann) at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) in Heidelberg, Germany is looking for

to study stem cell behaviour in the Drosophila testis.

The Lohmann lab ( works on elucidating the role of HOX transcription factors in defining cell fate using Drosophila as a model. We are located at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and part of the collaborative research network SFB873 “Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease” (https://www.cos.uni-
We now seek for enthusiastic new colleagues to analyze the interplay between germline stem cells and their support cells under homeostatic and compromised cellular conditions. In particular, the project aims at identifying pathways monitoring genome integrity in stem cells and at uncovering the role of mitotic checkpoint components in monitoring asymmetric stem cell division in the male germline. The project builds on a wide array of advanced resources established in the Lohmann lab and will provide ample opportunity to implement and apply high-end techniques to investigate stem cells of the Drosophila male stem cell system at multiple scales.
The Heidelberg Molecular Life Science Community offers a vibrant stem cell research community, as well as state-of-the-art core facilities. You will have the opportunity to closely collaborate with highly recognized stem cell researchers of the SFB873 and beyond.

Successful candidates will have experience in confocal microscopy, advanced immunohistochemistry and possibly in Drosophila genetics and molecular biology. The ability to quickly integrate into an interdisciplinary team and work independently within an academic research environment is essential. The position is immediately available, the salary is according to TV-L regulations. Disabled persons with comparable skills will be preferentially considered.

Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Lohmann
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
D- 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Project-related publications:
1. Papagiannouli F, Schardt L, Grajcarek J, Ha N and Lohmann I (2014). The Hox gene Abd-B controls stem cell niche function in the Drosophila testis. Developmental Cell 28, 189-202.
2. Merabet S and Lohmann I (2015). Towards a new twist in Hox and TALE DNA- binding specificity. Developmental Cell 32(3):259-261.
3. Tamirisa S, Papagiannouli F, Rempel E, Ermakova O, Trost N, Zhou J, Mundorf J, Brunel S, Ruhland N, Boutros M, Lohmann JU and Lohmann I (2018). Decoding the Regulatory Logic of the Drosophila Male Stem Cell System. Cell Reports 24(11):3072-3086.
4. Trost N, Rempel E, Ermakove O, Tamirisa S, Parcalabescu, Boutros M, Lohmann JU and Lohmann I (2018). WEADE: A workflow for enrichment analysis and data exploration. PLoS One 13(9):e0204016.

Prof. Ingrid Lohmann

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Abteilung Jan Lohmann

Prof. Jan Lohmann

Abteilung Maizel

Prof. Alexis Maizel  

Abteilung Pereira

Dr. Gislene Pereira  

Abteilung Pollerberg

Stellen / Open Positions 

Prof. G.E. Pollerberg

Abteilung Rausch

Prof. Thomas Rausch 
Dr. Steffen Greiner

Abteilung Schumacher

Prof. Karin Schumacher

Abteilung Strahl

Prof. Sabine Strahl

Abteilung Wittbrodt

Alle Doktorarbeiten in der Abteilung Wittbrodt werden über HBIGS  gehandhabt. 

Anfragen auf Bachelor-, Master- oder PostDoc-Ebene richten Sie bitte an  Jochen Wittbrodt.

Anfragen in der AG Braunbeck richten Sie bitte direkt an den Arbeitsgruppenleiter. 


Unabhängige Nachwuchsgruppen

Dr. Sergio Acebrón

Dr. Lazaro Centanin

Dr. Jan-Felix Evers  

Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel  

Dr. Guido Grossmann  

Juniorprof. Dr. Steffen Lemke  

Dr. Michael Raissig

Dr. Sebastian Wolf  

A PhD or Post-Doc position to be filled at the earliest possible date is available in the Plant Cell Wall Signaling group at the Centre of Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg.

How the development of complex multicellular organisms is accomplished through coordinated cell proliferation, differentiation, and growth is a fundamental biological question. The rigid, yet dynamic plant cell wall, is known to guide morphogenesis through selective restriction of cell expansion and is under constant surveillance by cell surface receptors connected to intracellular signalling. However, very little is known about how this cell wall-mediated feedback signalling intersects with the regulatory mechanisms of plant development and how perception of cell wall state is translated into signalling cues. Based on our previous work (see below), this project thus aims to decipher how the state of the cell wall affects the interactions and trafficking dynamics of plasma membrane receptors.

COS offers a vibrant research environment with a collegial atmosphere and access to a wide range of facilities. We are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in working with plants using state-of-the-art molecular biology and cell biology methods. Applicants should hold a degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related field. The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact Sebastian Wolf ( for further information and application.

Relevant Publications:

Holzwart E , Huerta AI, Glöckner N, Garnelo Gómez B, Wanke F, Augustin S, Askani J, Schürholz A-K, Harter K, Wolf S (2018) BRI1 Controls Vascular Cell Fate in the Arabidopsis Root through RLP44 and Phytosulfokine Signalling. PNAS 115 (46): 11838-11843

Holzwart, E., Wanke, F., Glöckner, N., Höfte, H., Harter, K., Wolf., S. (2019) A mutant allele uncouples the brassinosteroid-dependent and independent functions of BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE 1. Plant Physiology doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00448

Garnelo Gomez, B., Lozano-Duran, R. and Wolf, S (2019). Phosphorylation-dependent routing of RLP44 towards brassinosteroid or phytosulfokine signalling. bioRxiv, 527754

Wolf S*, van der Does D, Ladwig F, Sticht C, Kolbeck A, Schurholz AK, Augustin S, Keinath N, Rausch T, Greiner S, Schumacher K, Harter K, Zipfel C, Höfte H* (2014). A receptor-like protein mediates the response to pectin modification by activating brassinosteroid signaling. PNAS 111: 15261-6 





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