Microscopy Exhibition

at the University and City Library of Cologne

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Longer life due to faulty RNA processing

If introns remain in certain RNAs, worms live longer

Podcast Series

From 19-23 September 2022, CRC 1218 together with CECAD, University of Cologne and MPI AGE offers a podcast series in German…

Prof. Cornely receives Johann Lucas Schönlein Medal

German-speaking Mycological Society

Same same, but different

Evolution made nutrient sensing more precise in mammalian cells

Time’s arrow: Brief exposure to rapamycin has the same anti-ageing effects as lifelong treatment

Imagine you could take a medicine that prevents the decline that come with age and keeps you healthy. Scientists are trying to…

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Upcoming Events



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



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



Seminar: "Single Cell Analysis"

CECAD In-person SEMINAR/Prof. Dr. Achim Tresch, Dr. Fabian Schorn, Dr. Philipp Becker



Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 in Cancer Patients

Webinar/Presented by Dr. med. univ. Maximilian Mair/Moderated by VACCELERATE



Scientific Career Day 2022

3. Scientific Career Day (SCD), im digitalen Format. Ergänzt wird der Career Day durch Workshops, die vom 23.09. bis zum…



Paola Picotti, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Zürich: ‘Bringing 3D proteome snapshots into functional proteomics screens’

Cologne Seminars on Ageing talk by Paola Picotti, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, CH

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.