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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…

Thorsten Hoppe: The protein “CHIP” unfurls anti-aging activity

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging Not only does our way of life...more


Three Scientists on Aging win ERC Grants for Cologne

Three Max Planck Scientists and members of CECAD will receive this year the highest personal award that the European Union can award to...more


Natalia Kononenko in Nature Communications: A New Role for Autophagosomes in Neurodegeneration

Autophagosomes are at the center of attention, at least since the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded for research on autophagy in 2016....more


Björn Schumacher publishes thesis paper: New therapies must adress aging itself

Without winning against aging diseases, Björn Schumacher, CECAD-PI and president of the German Association for Aging Research, sees no...more


New publication: Mitochondrial protease PARL mediates the processing of the cell death regulator Smac

Mitochondria are central metabolic organelles that regulate cell death pathways through releasing death-promoting proteins such as...more