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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…

Call for CECAD Medical Student Fellowship

CAll FOR CECAD MEDICAL STUDENT FELLOWSHIPSTo allow medical students at different stages of their careers to gain research experience and to...more


Publication by Ivan Matic: DNA repair - a new letter in the cell alphabet

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and...more


New publication: How the brain reacts to obesity

Why does obesity make us sick? What is the reaction of the brain to being overweight? A group of nerve cells in the brain is now suspected...more


Expert in Aging Research from Cologne is Treading New Paths: Thorsten Hoppe was doing a Sabbatical at Columbia University, New York

Every seven semesters, German university professors have the chance to focus fully on their research – something that is not always easy in...more


New publication by Sandra Iden: Keeping Skin Cancer in Check

Keeping Skin Cancer in Check: How the environment influences the tumor Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the...more


06.06.2017: Workshops 2017 (CECAD internal)

Workshops for career development of students, PhDs, junior PIsmore


30.03.2017: Cologne GradSchool of Ageing Research: Workshops 2017

Workshops for career development of GradSchool studentsmore


Further Information on Events

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