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Hostile takeover in the cell: Pathogens hijack host mitochondria

Mitochondria are known as energy suppliers for our cells, but they also play an important role in the defense against pathogens.…

Deadly combination: new direct trigger for cell death discovered

Understanding the basic mechanisms that lead to cell death (apoptosis) is essential for the development of therapies for cancer…

Professor Dr. Hamid Kashkar appointed to W3 professorship in Molecular Immunology

Prof. Dr. Hamid Kashkar, previously at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene and at the research cluster…

Old protein – new function: tBID can directly trigger cell death

Scientists have discovered a new function of the protein tBID, which until now had only been associated with its regulatory role…

Defense or repair: How immune cells are controlled during wound healing

For the first time, scientists show a causal link between tissue repair, mitochondrial metabolism, and the activation and function…

Jan Karlseder © Salk Institute

Negotiations for 3rd AvH professor to join CECAD have started

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has taken up appointment negotiations with biologist Jan Karlseder.

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Upcoming Events



Kasia Bozek, CMMC: ‘Extracting quantitative information from image data.’

Joint seminar of CECAD and CMMC Computational Biology in Ageing Research



Front Line Genomics: Data integration and interpretation to unveil novel insights

Multi-Omics ONLINE - Webinar 2: Christina Schmidt (AG Frezza) to present multiomics tool “SiRCle (Signature Regulatory Clustering)…



CECAD Retreat

Hybrid Online Conference



POSTPONED into 2022: DGfA Meeting

Annual Meeting of the German Society for Aging Research – NOW POSTPONED TO 23/24 of June 2022



CANCELED: Rene Medema, the Netherlands Cancer Institute: "Perturbations in 3D genome organization ..."

Rene Medema, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands/Cologne Cell Death Club seminar series talk



2nd Scientific Career Day

Zum zweiten Mal veranstaltet die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität zu Köln den Scientific Career Day:



Agnel Sfeir, Sloan Kettering Institute: A tale of two genomes: DNA repair in the mitochondria and the nucleus

Cologne Seminars on Aging/Agnel Sfeir, Sloan Kettering Institute, MSKCC, NY (USA)

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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

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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.