Principal Investigator, Speaker

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

 

Research

Publications

2019

FeaturedComparative 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

FeaturedTemperature 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

FeaturedNeutrality 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

FeaturedTransgenesis 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

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

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

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

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

Johnke J, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Hentschel U, Schulenburg H (2019) Microbial Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01395-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FeaturedA 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

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

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