Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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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.

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Recent Publications:
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]
Sorge, S.; Theelke, J.; Yildirim, K.; Hertenstein, H.; McMullen, E.; Muller, S.; Altburger, C.; Schirmeier, S.; Lohmann, I. 2020 ATF4-Induced Warburg Metabolism Drives Over-Proliferation in Drosophila Cell Rep 31 7 107659 doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.107659 [Link]
Carnesecchi, J.; Sigismondo, G.; Domsch, K.; Baader, C.E.P.; Rafiee, M.-R.; Krijgsveld, J.; Lohmann, I. 2020 Multi-level and lineage-specific interactomes of the Hox transcription factor Ubx contribute to its functional specificity Nat Commun 11 1 1388 doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15223-x [Link]
Taiz, L.; Alkon, D.; Draguhn, A.; Murphy, A.; Blatt, M.; Hawes, C.; Thiel, G.; Robinson, D.G. 2019 Plants Neither Possess nor Require Consciousness Trends Plant Sci 24 8 677-687 doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.05.008 [Link]
Robinson, D.G.; Aniento, F. 2020 A Model for ERD2 Function in Higher Plants Front. Plant Sci. 11 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00343 [Link]
Sloan, J.; Hakenjos, J.P.; Gebert, M.; Ermakova, O.; Gumiero, A.; Stier, G.; Wild, K.; Sinning, I.; Lohmann, J.U. 2020 Structural basis for the complex DNA binding behavior of the plant stem cell regulator WUSCHEL Nat Commun 11 1 2223 doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16024-y [Link]


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