Antidiscrimination Statement

CECAD is proud to host a diverse community with respect to nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural affiliation.  CECAD rejects all forms of racism or discrimination on the basis of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural affiliation, social background, disability or gender. We strongly believe that valuing openness and inclusive diversity contributes to being a successful research and teaching institution. Therefore, CECAD makes an effort to reflect unequal conditions and opportunities of groups and push ourselves to unravel unconscious bias.

Diversity in Cologne

In 2022 Cologne was selected as one of the gold winners of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards of the European Commission.

Prof. Dr. Carien Niessen CECAD

Prof. Dr. Carien Niessen

Scientific Coordinator, Principal Investigator,
Department Cell Biology of the Skin

+49 221 478 89512


Dermatologische Klinik, Zentrum für Molekulare Medizin Köln (ZMMK)

CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Cologne


Dr. Julia Zielinski CECAD

Dr. Julia Zielinski

Managing Coordinator Education,
Career Development & Diversity,
Mental Health First Aider

+49 221 478 895 32


CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln

Jessica Knedler CECAD

Jessica Knedler

Assistance Coordinator Education,
Career Development & Diversity
available Mon-Thur 09.00 – 14.00

+49 221 478 84047


CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln