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:

 

Collaborative Research Centre

The collaborative research center „Molecular Encoding of Specificity in Plant Processes“ (CRC 1101) will receive funding for four years from the DFG.

 

Highly Cited Researcher

For the second time in series Karin Schumacher is listed as one of the highly cited researchers at Heidelberg University.

Upcoming Event:

COS-Lecture

An inordinate fondness for symbionts: mutualist-provided defense, digestion, and desiccation tolerance in beetles

Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth

University of Mainz, Germany

COS Postdocs

8th of March 2018 01:00 PM

INF 360, Lecture Hall

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Recent Publications:
Wei, H.; Bausewein, A.; Greiner, S.; Dauchot, N.; Harms, K.; Rausch, T. 2017 CiMYB17, a stress-induced chicory R2R3-MYB transcription factor, activates promoters of genes involved in fructan synthesis and degradation New Phytol 215 1 281-298 doi: 10.1111/nph.14563 [Link]
Golfier, P.; Volkert, C.; He, F.; Rausch, T.; Wolf, S. 2017 Regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis by a NAC transcription factor from_Miscanthus_ Plant Direct 1 5 e00024 doi: 10.1002/pld3.24 [Link]


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