The Partners

CECAD is formed as a partnership between

  • the University of Cologne (UoC),
  • its University Hospital,
  • the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing,
  • the MPI for Metabolism Research, and
  • the Helmholtz’ German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).

To ensure its long-term scientific and organizational autonomy, CECAD is legally and organizationally positioned under the UoC Rectorate as an interfaculty institute between the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine. The partners are essential for carrying the long-term scientific direction and recruitment strategies of the excellence cluster.