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.



Bertalanffy Lecture

Henrik Kaessmann (ZMBH, Heidelberg University) will be the speaker of the eleventh Bertalanffy Lecture: June 1, 2017, "Dawn Of The Mammals - Revealing Molecular Secrets... and June 2, 2017, The Molecular Foundations Of Mammalian Phenotypic Evolution


New Research Units

The Research Units „The concert of Dolichol-based Glycosylation: from Molecules to Disease Models“ headed by Sabine Strahl and „Morphodynamics of Plants“ headed by Alexis Maizel will each receive a three year funding grant by the DFG.

Upcoming Event:


Sulfur deficiency–induced repressor proteins control glucosinolate biosynthesis in plants

Dr. Rainer Hoefgen

Prof. Hell

27th of April 2017 04:00 PM

INF 360, Lecture Hall

Recent Publications:
Bausewein, D.; Engel, J.; Jank, T.; Schoedl, M.; Strahl, S. 2016 Functional similarities between the protein O-mannosyltransferases Pmt4 from baker's yeast and human POMT1 J Biol Chem doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.739128 [Link]
Bucher, M.; Wolfowicz, I.; Voss, P.A.; Hambleton, E.A.; Guse, A. 2016 Development and Symbiosis Establishment in the Cnidarian Endosymbiosis Model Aiptasia sp Sci Rep 6 19867 doi: 10.1038/srep19867 [Link]
Su, T.; Wolf, S.; Han, M.; Zhao, H.; Wei, H.; Greiner, S.; Rausch, T. 2016 Reassessment of an Arabidopsis cell wall invertase inhibitor AtCIF1 reveals its role in seed germination and early seedling growth Plant Mol Biol 90 1-2 137-155 doi: 10.1007/s11103-015-0402-2 [Link]
Meitinger, F.; Palani, S.; Pereira, G. 2016 Detection of Phosphorylation Status of Cytokinetic Components Methods Mol Biol 1369 219-237 doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3145-3_16 [Link]
Neubert, P.; Halim, A.; Zauser, M.; Essig, A.; Joshi, H.J.; Zatorska, E.; Larsen, I.S.B.; Loibl, M.; Castells-Ballester, J.; Aebi, M.; Clausen, H.; Strahl, S. 2016 Mapping the O-Mannose Glycoproteome in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mol Cell Proteomics 15 4 1323-1337 doi: 10.1074/mcp.M115.057505 [Link]
Neubert, P.; Strahl, S. 2016 Protein O-mannosylation in the early secretory pathway Curr Opin Cell Biol 41 100-108 doi: 10.1016/ [Link]

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