In a society where people are living longer and longer the Cologne Cluster of Excellence CECAD at the University of Cologne explores the causes of aging processes and aging-associated disorders. read more…

Dementia, diabetes, chronic inflammation, cancer, infection, chronic kidney disease, arteriosclerosis … all medical conditions that become more common with age. read more…

Developing new treatments for aging-associated diseases needs basic scientific research. read more…

CECAD cooperates with leading research groups and institutions on a national and international basis. read more…

New publication by Sara Wickstroem: Reprogrammable skin stem cells in a test-tube

New system could reduce number of animal experiments Wounds need to heal and dead hairs need to be replaced. Responsible for this are the...more

New publication by Alvaro Rada-Iglesias: Epigenomic-based identification of major cell identity regulators

The research group of Dr. Alvaro Rada-Iglesias (Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) and CECAD, University of Cologne, Germany) has...more

Live long and prosper - but how? Rudolf Wiesner on health and aging in the Kölner Stadtanzeiger

Is there a way to live long and healthy? Which role do mitochondria play? In this recent article from the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Rudolf...more

Defining immortality of stem cells to identify novel anti-aging mechanisms

With age, somatic cells such as neurons lose their ability to maintain the quality of their protein content. Pluripotent stem cells, on the...more

SFB 829 receives funding for four more years

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 829 “Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skin Homeostasis” has successfully renewed its consortium and...more

31.01.2017: Cologne Seminars on Ageing 2017 schedule

Please find attached the schedule of the Cologne Seminars on Ageing of the year 2017more

26.01.2017: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Dr. Simon Alberti, MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, GER: “RNP granules: how they form, age, and cause disease”more

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