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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…

Prof. Bernhard Schermer wins Franz-Volhard-Prize

The Franz-Volhard-Prize awarded by the German Society of Nephrology is given to outstanding scientists working on kidney diseases. This...more


David Vilchez wins Alumni of Excellence award by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine

Vilchez obtained his PhD in Barcelona 2008. Now he was honored for his research and for winning a prestigious ERC-starting grant....more


Branko Zevnik selected as ad hoc Specialist (Site Visitor) for AAALAC International.

AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary...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