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. read more…

Dementia, diabetes, chronic inflammation, cancer, infection, chronic kidney disease, arteriosclerosis … all medical conditions that become more common with age. read more…

Developing new treatments for aging-associated diseases needs basic scientific research. read more…

CECAD cooperates with leading research groups and institutions on a national and international basis. read more…

2nd Cologne Ageing Conference

April 3-5, 2016. Free admission – please register now!

Graduate School: Apply now!

Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research

The online application for 12 fully funded PhD student positions at the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research is now available!

University Hospital Cologne: Introducing ourselves.

The CECAD Research Center is located on the campus of the University Hospital Cologne, giving CECAD scientists the opportunity to...more

„Im Gespräch“ radio interview with Björn Schumacher

„Im Gespräch“ radio interview with Björn Schumacher on September 26, 9.05-11.00 am: Tracking down the secret of human aging. Björn...more

New treatment for familial polycystic kidney disease

An important breakthrough has been achieved in the treatment of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), also referred to as...more

07.10.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Harm Kampinga: "Heat shock proteins: the brains of protein quality control?"more

21.10.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Eline Slagboom: "Linking Omics and Environment to understand the hallmarks of healthy ageing and longevity in humans"more

19.11.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Martin Hetzer: "Proteome deterioration during aging"more

26.11.2015: Graduate Symposium 2015

November 26, 2015, Auditorium of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageingmore

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