Our approach is to facilitate biomedical research for building a bridge from discovery to clinical medicine.
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) is a biomedical research and educational center within the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Cologne (UoC).
The mission of the CMMC is to advance our current understanding of the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases as a prelude to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many common health problems.
The CMMC offers unique opportunities for interactions across disciplines and across faculties, and helps to educate, train and advance medics and scientists at all levels in molecular medicine.
The CMMC provides an ideal forum that brings together clinicians with research scientists, and that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration from the laboratory to the clinic.
The CMMC is dedicated to combining rigorous scientific research and the excitement of discovery with the support of an interactive environment and state-of-the-art core facilities.
The CMMC focuses on following three research areas:
Researchers at the CMMC pursue biomedical research by making use of a wide range of molecular, genetic and "omics" approaches using various model organisms and unique disease models.
The CMMC is also actively involved in a range of public educational outreach activities that aim to further facilitate the understanding and impact of biomedical research on societally relevant health issues.
The CMMC provides a vivid scientific environment attracting expert biomedical physicians and basic scientists as principle investigators, outstanding junior research group leaders, highly qualified professional staff as well as engaged students from around the world.
Currently, the CMMC brings together over 250 people from almost 24 different countries who investigate the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases as a prelude to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many common health problems that affect today’s society.
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne