Core Facilities

The latest technologies provided by the Core Facilities allow CECAD’s scientists to analyze complex biomolecules, gain in-depth understanding of genetic and molecular networks, and perform high-resolution imaging of physiological and cell biological processes.
Our Core Facilities are integral to the success of CECAD’s key research projects and contribute critical information for both basic scientific and clinical research. They provide state-of-the-art technical platforms including electron microscopy and fluorescence imaging, modern mass spectroscopy for quantitative protein and lipid analyses, and professional genomic and bioinformatic resources. The Core Facilities lie at the heart of the new CECAD research center and the entire Excellence Cluster. Prof. Bernhard Schermer is heading the Nephrology Research Laboratory of the Department II of Internal Medicine at the University of Cologne and acts as spokesperson for the five CECAD Core Facilities.

Four facilities offer CECAD scientists an exceptional environment and state-of-the-art technology:

The CECAD Technology Platform’s strategic mission is to promote close cooperation between systemically and molecularly oriented research groups.


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schermer
Head of Technology Platform, Principal Investigator Nephrolab Cologne
 +49 221 478 890 30

CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
50931 Cologne