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.




COS adheres to the instructions by Heidelberg University which are coordinated with the state of Baden-Württemberg. Stay healthy!




Upcoming Event:

COS Safety Briefing

COS Safety Briefing

23rd of April 2020 10:15 AM

INF 360, Lecture Hall

Recent Publications:
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]
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]
Taiz, L.; Alkon, D.; Draguhn, A.; Murphy, A.; Blatt, M.; Thiel, G.; Robinson, D.G. 2020 Reply to Trewavas et al. and Calvo and Trewavas Trends Plant Sci doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.12.020 [Link]

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