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at the University and City Library of Cologne

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CECAD scientist wins funding for research on the microbiome

Biologist Dr Gilles Storelli receives coveted ERC Grant / The European Research Council awards ERC Starting Grants to excellent…

Lena Pernas selected as EMBO Young Investigator and awarded with BINDER prize

Outstanding research in cell biology: Lena Pernas, CECAD member and Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute…

Alzheimer's research: Two new genes that increase disease risk

CECAD PI contributed to world's largest exome sequencing study

Power plants of the cells: Mitochondria have "garbage disposal" to dispose of mutated mtDNA

Cologne-based research team around CECAD PI Rudolf Wiesner identifies a molecular target that could open up new approaches for…

High fat, low carb: A ketogenic diet could help patients with cystic kidneys

A first clinical trial has shown that a ketogenic metabolism can have a positive effect on patients with cystic kidneys /…

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Upcoming Events



Björn Schumacher: "Das Geheimnis des menschlichen Alterns"

Vortragsreihe an der VHS Köln/Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher, Institut für Genomstabilität in Alter und Krankheit, Medizinisch…



Carien Niessen: Chancen der Alternsforschung: Erkenntnisse für ein gesundes Altern

Vortrag in der Reihe "Wissenschaft im Rathaus", Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde/Prof. Dr. Carien Niessen, CECAD Exzellenzcluster,…



Andreas Strasser, WEHI: "How does the tumour suppressor p53 instruct cell fate and prevent tumour development?"

Cologne Cell Death Club Seminar/Andreas Strasser, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia



Rene Medema, Netherlands Cancer Institute: "Adaptation to aneuploidy; suppressing instability and inflammation"

Rene Medema, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands: "Adaptation to aneuploidy; suppressing instability and inflammation"



Rebecca Feltham, WEHI: “New Insights into PROTAC-based Target Validation Strategies”

Cologne Cell Death Club Seminar/Rebecca Feltham, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia



Aleksandra Filipovska, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research: "Mitochondria as the nexus of metabolic regulation"

MITO club seminar/Aleksandra Filipovska, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Save the date: International Symposium CRC1218 & CRC1403
Cell Death and Mitochondrial Signaling in Health and Disease / March 7-10, 2023

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As life expectancy increases, our society is changing - the proportion of older people is growing. For the future of mankind and our society, it is therefore important to be able to prevent and treat the rapidly increasing age-related diseases in the future. read more

Podcast "Altern – wie können wir gesund alt werden?"

The podcast series "Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" ("Excellently Explained - Cutting-Edge Research for All") by the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) regularly reports from one of the 57 research clusters funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In the current episode the focus is on aging research, with CECAD members Prof. Dr. Cristina Polidori and Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher.

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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.