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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. 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…

Thorsten Hoppe: Unveiling the secrets of Aging

Thorsten Hoppe was recently interviewed and visited by the German newspaper Kölnische Rundschau. Here is the link to the online article:...more


Dr. Michael Lammers receives Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation

CECAD and Emmy Noether Group leader Dr. Michael Lammers has been awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)....more


Johanna Wanka visits CECAD and Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

As part of her summer tour "The future of growing old" the Federal Minister for Education and Research, Johanna Wanka, will visit...more


Stem cells feel the force - New publication in Nature Cell Biology

A team of scientists led by Sara Wickström, Principal Investigator at CECAD, the Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in...more


New SFB 1218 at CECAD receives funding for next four years

Mitochondria play an important role in cells for the production of energy. Latest findings suggest that their role is more complex than...more