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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…

New approach to targeted cancer therapy

Prof. Dr. Christian Reinhardt in today’s issue of cell more


Scientists find new genetic variations in neuroblastoma

CECAD scientist Prof. Dr. Peter Nürnberg is co-author for a new Nature Genetics article about novel... more


CECAD PI Dr. Roman Müller selected for „Nachwuchsgruppen.NRW 2015-2021“

Great acknowledge: CECAD PI and nephrologist Dr. Roman Müller has been selected for the... more


ceres lecture: Towards Defining the Biological Basis of Aging

Prof. Dr. Jens C. Brüning, the Scientific Coordinator of CECAD, is giving a lecture about... more


Radio interview with Björn Schumacher

The CECAD managing director, Prof. Dr. Björn Schumacher, gave an interview at the radio broadcast... more


19.11.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Martin Hetzer: "Proteome deterioration during aging"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


07.10.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

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



26.08.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Ehud Cohen: "Lipid assemblies and post translational modifications as key regulators of aging and proteostasis in the nematode C. elegans"more


12.08.2015: Cologne Seminars on Ageing

Satchin Panda: "Eating pattern in health and diseases"more


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