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Gender and Diversity in Science

New initiative - GADIS starts with workshops and lectures in May

Alzheimer’s Disease: Identification of 75 genetic risk factors brings new insights

International research team identifies genes, proteins and immune responses responsible for the disease’s outbreak and…

CANTAR: new oncologic research network

CECAD congratulates the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne on its new research network called CANTAR (CANcer TARgeting)…

Fewer antibody diversity as we age

Studies in African killifish reveal how the immune system ages

The right diet can safeguard against acute kidney injury

A research team led by Professor Dr Roman-Ulrich Müller has shown in an animal model that certain diets protect the kidneys from…

ERC Consolidator Grant for Leo Kurian

Prestigious EU research prize will support fundamental genetic research into the development of the human heart / In the long run,…

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Upcoming Events



DGfA Annual Meeting 2022

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Alternsforschung/German Association for Aging Research



David Vilchez, EUniWell lecture: Novel approaches to delay ageing and age-related diseases

EUniWell Open Lecture Series/Lecture by Prof. Dr. David Vilchez, CECAD



Manoel Barral-Netto: "Influence of age on the effectiveness and duration of protection of Vaxzevria and CoronaVac vaccines: A population-based study"

Webinar moderated by VACCELERATE/Prof. Manoel Barral-Netto, LIB and LEITV Laboratories, Instituto Goncalo Moniz, Fiocruz, Salvador…



Jackson C. Bittencourt, University of São Paulo: "The Melanin-Concentrating Hormone and the Maternal Behavior / Lactation Period"

Cologne Seminars on Ageing/Jackson C. Bittencourt, Professor of Neuroanatomy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences , University of São…



Christina Muñoz-Pinedo, IDIBELL: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger: secreted factors from metabolically stressed cells promote tumorogenesis"

Cologne Cell Death Club seminar series/Christina Muñoz-Pinedo, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain



Gateway ESC Innovation Lab

From Research to Application



Jünger als die Lebensjahre

Forum Blau Akademie Seminar/Björn Schumacher, CECAD (Seminar in deutscher Sprache)



Cellular aging – Order is half the battle

'Zellalterung – Ordnung ist das halbe Leben' (Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache)/Wissenschaft in Kölner Häusern/Kölner…



Boris Hinz, Keenan Research Centre: ‘Myofibroblasts and the mechanics of healing’

Cologne Seminars on Ageing series/Boris Hinz, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, CAN

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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.