Principal Investigator, Speaker, Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C.G. Bosch

Vita

Education/Training

1986 – 1988
Post-Doc – Feodor Lynen fellow of Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation at the Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, USA

1983 – 1986
Doctoral student, Zoological Institute, University of Munich

1976 – 1983
Study of Biology at University of Munich, Germany, and University College Swansea, UK.


Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2000
Professor (C4) „Allgemeine Zoologie“ at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

1997 -1999
Professor (C3) „Spezielle Zoologie“ at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

1993 -1997
Junior Faculty (Oberassistent, Privatdozent C2), Zoological Institute, University of Munich

1988 – 1993
Research Assistant, Zoological Institute, University of Munich


Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2016
Speaker of the CRC 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”

Since 2016
Member of Expert Council for the “Biology” Programmes, St. Peterburg State University, Russia

Since 2015
Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies (CIFAR)

Since 2015
Speaker, wissenschaftlicher Fakultätsbeirat der Universität Jena

Since 2015
Member, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Programm-Evaluation der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Since 2013
Speaker of the University Research Focus “”Kiel Life Science” (KLS)

Since 2013
Member Advisory Board, Stiftung Old Herborn University, Institut für Integrative Biologie Herborn an der Dylle

Since 2012
Member and speaker (since 2015) of DFG Review Board 203 Zoology (DFG-Fachkollegium 203 Zoologie)

Since 2008
Editor in Chief, Zoology (Elsevier)

2018/2019
Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Studies) zu Berlin

2018
Kane Memorial Lecturer, University of Hawaii, USA

2016/2017
President Deutsche Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie (GfE)

2016
Peter Hemmerich Vorlesung, Universität Konstanz

2011, 2016
Member, Selection Committee for International Prize for Biology JSPS, Tokyo

2015/2016
Deputy President Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)

2014
Koshland Lecture Award, University of Chicago, USA

2010-2013
Vice President of Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

2010
Carl-Friedrich-von-Siemens Foundation Lecture, Munich

2006-2014
Mitglied im Auswahlausschuss der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung zur Vergabe der Feodor-Lynen Stipendien

2004
Doctor „honoris causa“ from St. Petersburg State University, Russian

 

Associated Research Groups

Communicating the Metaorganism

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C.G. Bosch
Publications

Publications

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2020
B1
C1

Bacteria- and temperature-regulated peptides modulate beta-catenin signalling in Hydra

Taubenheim J, Willoweit-Ohl D, Knop M, Franzenburg S, He J, Bosch TCG, Fraune S (2020) PNAS. 117(35):21459-21468. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2010945117

2020
C1

Exploring the niche concept in a simple metaorganism

Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, TCG Bosch (2020) Frontiers in Microbiology, 11:1942, 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01942 

2020
C1

Microbial species coexistence depends on the host environment

Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, Bosch TCG (2020) mBio 11:e00807-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00807-20.

2020
C1

Prototypical pacemaker neurons interact with the resident microbiota

Klimovich A, Giacomello S, Björklund Å, Faure L, Kaucka M, Giez C, Murillo-Rincon AP, Matt A, Willoweit-Ohl D, Crupi G, de Anda J, Wong GCL, D’Amato M, Adameyko I, Bosch TCG (2020) PNAS. 117 (30) 17854-17863. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1920469117

2020
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INF

Dynamic interactions within the host-associated microbiota cause tumor formation in the basal metazoan Hydra.

Rathje K, Mortzfeld B, Hoeppner MP, Taubenheim J, Bosch TCG, Klimovich A (2020) PLoS Pathog. 16(3):e1008375. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008375

2020
C1

Are noncommunicable diseases communicable?

Finlay BB,  Blaser MJ, Bosch TCG, Dominguez-Bello MG, Elinav E, McFall-Ngai M, Melby MK, Muehlmann SR,  Sansonetti PJ (2020) Science. 367(6475): 250-251. doi: 10.1126/science.aaz3834 

2020
A4
B1

Bdellovibrio and like organisms are predictors of microbiome diversity across diverse host groups.

Johnke J, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H (2020) Microbial Ecology. 79: 252–257. doi: 10.1007/s00248-019-01395-7

2019
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Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms

Rausch P, Rühlemann M, Hermes BM, Doms S, Dagan T, Dierking K, Domin H, Fraune S, von Frieling J, Hentschel U, Heinsen F-A, Höppner M, Jahn MT, Jaspers C, Kissoyan KAB, Langfeldt D, Rehman A, Reusch TBH, Roeder T, Schmitz RA, Schulenburg H, Soluch R, Sommer F, Stukenbrock E, Weiland-Bräuer N, Rosenstiel P, Franke A, Bosch T, Baines JF (2019) Microbiome, doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0743-1

2019
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B1
C1
C2

Temperature and insulin signaling regulate body size in Hydra by the Wnt and TGF-beta pathways

Mortzfeld BM*, Taubenheim J*, Klimovich AV, Fraune S, Rosenstiel P, Bosch TCG (2019) Nature Communications 10, 3257. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11136-6

2019
A4
C1

The microbiome mediates environmental effects on ageing

Finlay B, Pettersson S, Melby M, Bosch TCG (2019) BioEssays, 1800257, 1-7; doi: 10.1002/bies.201800257

2019
C1

Transgenesis in Hydra to characterize gene function and visualize cell behaviour.

Klimovich A, Wittlieb J, Bosch TCG (2019) Nat. Protoc., 1-24. doi: 10.1038/s41596-019-0173-3

2019
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B1
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Neutrality in the metaorganism

Sieber M, Pita L, Weiland-Bräuer N, Dirksen P, Wang J, Mortzfeld B, Franzenburg S, Schmitz RA, Baines JF, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H, Bosch TCG, Traulsen A (2019) PLoS Biol., DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000298

2019
A4
C1

Evolutionary “experiments” in symbiosis: the study of model animals provides insights into the mechanisms underlying diversity of host-microbe interactions

Bosch TCG, Guillemin K, McFall-Ngai M (2019) BioEssays, 1800256 (1-8). doi: 10.1002/bies.201800256

2019
A4

Exposure of the host-associated microbiome to nutrient-rich conditions may lead to dysbiosis and disease development – an evolutionary perspective.

Lachnit T, Bosch TCG, Deines P (2019) mBio (Opinion article); 10:3, e00355-19, 1-8, doi: 10.1128/mBio.00355-19

2019
A4
B1
B2

Resolving structure and function of metaorganisms through a holistic framework 2 combining reductionist and integrative approaches

Jaspers C, Fraune S, Consortium of Australian Academy of Science Boden Research Conference Participants, Arnold AE, Miller DJ, Bosch TCG, Voolstra CR (2019) Zoology. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2019.02.007

2018
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C1
Z1

Hydra as Model to Determine the Role of FOXO in Longevity

Bosch TCG (2018); Methods Mol Biol. 1890:231-238. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8900-3_19

2018
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Metabolic co-dependence drives the evolutionarily ancient Hydra-Chlorella symbiosis.

Hamada M, Schröder K, Bathia J, Kürn U, Fraune S, Khalturina M, Khalturin K, Shinzato C, Satoh N, Bosch TC (2018); Elife 7. pii: e35122. doi: 10.7554/eLife.35122

2018
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C2
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Z3

Grow With the Challenge – Microbial Effects on Epithelial Proliferation, Carcinogenesis, and Cancer Therapy

Von Frieling J, Fink C, Hamm J, Klischies K, Forster M, Thomas C. G. Bosch TCG, Roeder T, P Rosenstiel P, Sommer F (2018); Front. Microbiol. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02020

2018
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C1
Z1

Rethinking the Role of the Nervous System: Lessons From the Hydra Holobiont.

Klimovich AV, Bosch TCG (2018); Bioessays 40(9):e1800060. doi: 10.1002/bies.201800060

2018
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C1
Z1

Non-senescent Hydra tolerates severe disturbances in the nuclear lamina.

Klimovich A, Rehm A, Wittlieb J, Herbst EM, Benavente R, Bosch TCG (2018); Aging (Albany NY) 10(5):951-972. doi: 10.18632/aging.101440

2018

Carrying capacity and colonization dynamics of Curvibacter in the Hydra host habitat

Wein T, Dagan T, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Reusch TBH and Hülter NF (2018) Front. Microbiol.https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.00443

2018
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Stem cell transcription factor FoxO controls microbiome resilience in Hydra.

Mortzfeld B M, Taubenheim J,Fraune S, Klimovich A V, Bosch T C G (2018); Front Microbiol., doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00629

2018
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Metaorganisms in extreme environments: do microbes play a role in organismal adaptation?

Bang C, Dagan T, Deines P, Dubilier N, Duschl W J, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Hirt H, Hülter N, Lachnit T, Picazo D, Galan P L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Saad M M, Schmitz R A, Schulenburg H, Voolstra C R, Weiland-Bräuer N, Ziegler M, Bosch T C G (2018); Zoology, doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2018.02.004

2018
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C1
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How the microbiome challenges our concept of self.

Rees T, Bosch T G C, Douglas A E (2018); PloS Biol., 16(2):e2005358. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2005358

2017
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Temperate phages as self-replicating weapons in bacterial competition.

Li XY, Lachnit T, Fraune S, Bosch T C G, Traulsen A, Sieber M (2017); J R Soc Interface, 14(137). doi: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0563

2017
A4
C1
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Spontaneous body contractions are modulated by the microbiome of Hydra.

Murillo-Rincon A P, Klimovich A, Pemöller E, Taubenheim J, Mortzfeld B, Augustin R, Bosch T C G (2017); Scientific Reports, 7(15937). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16191-x

2017
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A secreted antibacterial neuropeptide shapes the microbiome of Hydra.

Augustin R, Schröder K, Murillo Rincón A P, Fraune S, Anton-Erxleben F, Herbst E M, Wittlieb J, Schwentner M, Grötzinger J, Wassenaar T M, Bosch T C G (2017); Nat Commun., 8(1):698. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00625-1

2016
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The Origin of Mucosal Immunity: Lessons from the Holobiont Hydra.

Schröder K, Bosch T C (2016); MBio., 7(6):e01184-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01184-16

2016
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Transitioning from Microbiome Composition to Microbial Community Interactions: The Potential of the Metaorganism Hydra as an Experimental Model.

Deines P, Bosch T C G (2016); Front. Microbiol., 7:1610. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01610

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