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…

One step further: CECAD invited to submit full proposal for Excellence Strategy

After two succesful funding periods of the Exzellence Initiative, the Cluster of Excellence CECAD is happy to be invited to submit the full...more

Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld takes over professorship in Odense

Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld has been conducting his research as a CECAD PI and leading his junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for ...more

Fast-forward Aging due to DNA Damage

In the course of time the DNA accumulates more and more damage – aging is one of the results. The manifold effects of DNA damage have now...more

Review in Science: Inflammation and Metabolism in Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Reprinted with permission from AAAS

The skin is the primary barrier to the outside world and depends on the ability to repair and regenerate itself throughout life. Aging and...more

Thomas Langer wins Max Delbrück Prize

Individual excellence is at the core of scientific progress and must be rewarded – that is why the University of Cologne awards Research...more

26.10.2017: Tobias Reiff: " Intestinal stem cells & epithelial homeostasis in the adult Drosophila midgut"

Tobias Reiff, Institut für Genetik, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf more

17.11.2017: Career Steps for Postdocs

Call for registration: Career Steps is the major annual Max-Planck Society's career event for postdoctoral researchers.

01.12.2017: Annual Meeting of the German Foundation for Aging Research (DGfA) 2017 in Cologne

Online registration and abstract submission: until 15th October 2017 (extended deadline) https://cms.vcongress.de/dgfa2017/homemore

08.12.2017: 6th CGA Graduate Symposium

This festive Symposium takes place annually to celebrate the graduating students that have successfully completed their CGA curriculum. more

Save the date: Oct 15-17, 2017

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