Cologne Summer School “From Basic Mechanisms to Translational Aging Research”

September, 30th – October 04th, 2024

Welcome to the webpage about the upcoming Cologne Summer School 2024!
This page includes all the important information about the Summer School.


  • Filipe Cabreiro (Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne)
  • Joris Deelen (Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Aging)
  • Thorsten Hoppe (Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne)
  • Carien Niessen (CECAD)
  • Maria Cristina Polidori (University Hospital Cologne)
  • Jane Reznick (CECAD)
  • Alessandra Stangherlin (CECAD)
  • Martin Späth (University Hospital Cologne)

Workshops / Practice Events

  • Lab Tours
    ECAD and Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Aging
  • Interactive Talk
    “What’s next Your Master or PhD at the Cologne Ageing Campus”
    (Dr. Daniela Morick, Cologne Graduate School of Aging Research)
  • Workshop
    “Beyond the Lab: Ethical Considerations in Aging Research”
    (Dr. Jaroslava Zimmermann, Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health)
  • Workshop
    “How to deliver a scientific presentation?”
    (Dr. Philipp Gramlich, NaturalScience.Careers)
  • Journal Club
    Hallmarks of Aging
    (Dr. Sebastian Grönke, Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Aging)

Social & Cultural Events

  • Cologne City Tour
  • Social Dinner at a typical German brewery
  • Get-together “Meet the PhDs”


Please apply via Santander | Open Academy for the Summer School by May, 31st 2024
Admissions will be sent until Mid of July latest.


Travel costs will be covered up to:

  • 900€ for students from outside Europe
  • 250€ for students within Europe (except Germany)
  • 100€ for students within Germany

Tickets for public transportation in Cologne will be provided upon arrival at the Summer School and do not have to be paid by the participants.

Accommodation is organized and booked through CECAD. Participants do not have to bear any costs for this.


Main Poster



CECAD Research Center
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
50931 Cologne

Download here a map of the University Hospital campus.

(20) MPI for Metabolism Research
(32) MPI for the Biology of Ageing 
(69) CECAD Research Center

Useful Resources

For any further information, please contact Fabian.

Fabian Krohm CECAD

Fabian Krohm

Study Program Coordinator

+49 221 478 84040


CECAD Cologne / Central Office

CECAD Forschungszentrum
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Köln

Website, Graphics and Info Material 
by Dr. Gaetano Calabrese | Tanio