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EMBO elects Alvaro Rada Iglesias as EMBO Young Investigator 2017

25.10.2017 | to further promote his research to uncover the transcriptional regulatory principles of mammalian embryogenesis and human congenital disease.


DFG supports the Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine on “Tissue regeneration, wound healing and fibrosis:

23.07.2017 | Translating basic concepts into regenerative therapy” taking place from Oct. 15 - 17, 2017 organized by the CMMC at the Medical Campus, University of...


Successful LSR Day - alternative career pathways for Master and PhD graduates in the industry

10.07.2017 | To increase awareness towards alternative careers in non-academic sectors of life science companies the CMMC hosted this event for the third time on...


The summer song "Clever in Sonne und Schatten" - the result of an educational outreach activitiy with school kids

07.07.2017 | aming at increasing their awareness towards UV exposure as a primary preventive strategy to decrease skin cancer rates in adults.


Review in Science: Inflammation and Metabolism in Tissue Repair and Regeneration

22.06.2017 | Sabine Eming (University Hospital of Cologne, CMMC and CECAD) together with her colleagues Thomas Wynn (National Institutes of Health, USA) and Paul...


Thomas Langer receives the Max Delbrück Prize

09.06.2017 | Individual excellence is at the core of scientific progress and must be rewarded – that is why the University of Cologne awards Research Prizes to...


Mini-Symposium "CMMC Research Insights" for visiting Master Students of the Utrecht University

08.06.2017 | The CMMC welcomed students of the Master Program Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology of the Utrecht University to the Mini-Symposium "CMMC...


Forschungskolleg “Clonal evolution in cancer" has been granted by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation

29.05.2017 | This Forschungskolleg, chaired by Prof. Christiane Bruns and Prof. Christian Reinhardt, will promote the career development of the so-called Clinician...


May 27, 2017: Successful start of the Neuromuscular Symposia Series - from bench to bedside.

27.05.2017 | Healthcare professionals were invited to gain insight into the latest research findings and the developments related to the translation into everyday...


German Cancer Foundation granted second funding period for research on Mature T-cell lymphomas (FOR 1961)

05.05.2017 | Dr. Herling and Prof. Abken leading the Cologne project successfully synergize lymphoma biology Herling´s research group) and the facilities of...


Poised enhancers control the expression of key genes involved in brain development

27.03.2017 | The team of Alvaro Rada-Iglesias has discovered that a group of DNA regulatory sequences, called poised enhancers, are essential for the induction of...


VAMP1 mutations cause a new type of congenital myasthenic syndrome

10.03.2017 | The group of Brunhilde Wirth (Inst. of Human Genetics, Univ. Hospital of Cologne and the CMMC has, together with the group of Henry Houlden (London),...


March 09-11, 2017: Welcome to the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Matrix Biology

09.03.2017 | This year the meeting covering "Frontiers in Matrix Biology" takes place in Cologne in cooperation with the CRC 829 and the Center for Molecular...


Michael Hallek receives the German Cancer Award 2017 for "Clinical Research"

02.03.2017 | The prize is one of the highest awards in German cancer medicine and has been awarded to Prof. Dr. Michael Hallek for his outstanding scientific...


Stem cell research permits insight into early brain development disorders in Zika virus infections

20.02.2017 | Jay Gopalakrishnan, Olaf Utermöhlen and Martin Krönke from the CMMC, the Inst. of Med. Microbiology, Immunology & Hygiene and the DZIF reprogrammed...


Neurocalcin delta (NCALD) suppression protects against spinal muscular atrophy in humans and across species

27.01.2017 | The research team of Brunhilde Wirth, Director of the Institute for Human Genetics at the University Hospital of Cologne leading a CMMC resarch group...


Epithelial polarity protein PAR3 identified as non-cell autonomous suppressor of malignant melanoma -

23.01.2017 | the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease. Sandra Iden and her team at CECAD Cologne supported by the CMMC and the CRC 829...


Looking beyond genes: A bioinformatic toolkit to etiologically

12.01.2017 | connect complex diseases and cell type-specific enhancer maps. The team of Rada-Iglesias has recently implemented a bioinformatic toolkit called...


The first Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine - January 11, 2017

10.01.2017 | aims to demonstrate the potential of interdisciplinarity and multidimensionality with the ultimate scope of defining new perspectives in the...


A new way of looking at how the human genome folds to fit into the cell nucleus

22.12.2016 | was developed by the Chromatin Systems Biology research Group of Dr. Argyris Papantonis at the CMMC, that allows for a new understanding of its...


Epigenomic-based identification of major cell identity regulators: an innovative approach

16.12.2016 | to dissect cellular heterogeneity based on a highly sensitive and specific strategy. The research team of Alvaro Rada-Iglesias, leading a Junior...


Successful Completion of the IPMM Program (2016) - Congratulations to all IPMM-PhD Graduates

14.12.2016 | The Interdisciplinary Program Molecular Medicine (IPMM) at the University is aimed at outstanding research-oriented medical and life science...


Kashish Manchanda - a PhD student of the CCRC Program - is the doctoral representative of ORPHEUS

09.12.2016 | - an Organization for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System associated with numerous European biomedical and health...


The Path to My Lab´s First Paper: Alvaro Rada-Iglesias heading a Junior Research Group at the CMMC

04.12.2016 | shares with other colleagues in an interview with Cell Stem Cell the experience to set up the own lab and the challenge to publish the group’s first...


Florian Klein - associated principal investigator at the CMMC - receives DZIF Prize for translational infection research

28.11.2016 | Florian Klein’s main goal is to improve HIV therapy with the help of antibodies and to develop a HIV vaccine. His research on a new generation of...


CRC 829 “Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skin Homeostasis” has successfully renewed its consortium

23.11.2016 | and will receive a further four years of funding by the DFG. The CRC 829 chaired by Prof. Carien Niessen was positively evaluated


First Proteomics Course on Quantitative Proteomics and Bioinformatics for life scientists

21.11.2016 | from Nov. 23 - 25, 2016 organized by the members of the CECAD/CMMC Proteomics Facility and Proteomics Facility of the MPI for Biology of Ageing.


Discovery of a novel mechanism regulating necroptosis and inflammation

08.11.2016 | Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence CECAD and the Center of Molecular Medicine Cologne at the University of Cologne showed that RIPK1 counteracts...


Disturbed proprioception by PIEZO2 causes novel muscular atrophy disease

28.10.2016 | The research group of Brunhilde Wirth at the Institute of Human Genetics (Univ. Hospital of Cologne) and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne...


Uncovering TOR signaling as evolutionary conserved pathway in wound healing and skin damage responses

26.10.2016 | Of fly, mouse and man - the research team led by Sabine Eming, Dermatologist at the Univ. Hospital of Cologne and Principal Investigator at the CMMC...


A novel mechanism implicates the transcription factor NF-κB in gene repression during acute proinflammatory signaling

25.10.2016 | A new perspective for the development of therapeutic approaches for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. The team of Dr. Argyris Papantonis...


New insights into underlying cellular mechanisms of wound-healing - novel perspectives

10.10.2016 | for the development of new treatment methods. Researchers at the MPI for Biology of Ageing, the CMMC, the CECAD Cologne and the Institute for Genetics...


The German Society of Nephrology awards the Franz-Volhard Prize to Bernhard Schermer

29.09.2016 | Bernhard Schermer - principal investigator of the CMMC Research Project C 9 - has been awarded with the Franz-Volhard-Prize given by the German...


The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) Young Investigator Award 2016 goes to Leo Kurian

20.08.2016 | Leo Kurian received the Young Investigator Award 2016 for his outstanding research from the German Stem Cell Network.


New therapeutic strategies for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy discovered

08.08.2016 | The team of scientists led by Brunhilde Wirth, Principal Investigator at the CMMC and director of the Institute for Human Genetics, uncovered unknown...


Decapitating non-physiological NFκB activity and repressing anti-apoptotic BCL2 signaling

04.08.2016 | A potential tool for novel targeted therapeutic strategies. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma - the most common and aggressive blood cancer in the Western...


Regulatory key role for the polarity protein Par3 in the skin identified

03.08.2016 | The research team led by Sandra Iden, Principal Investigator at the CMMC and CECAD Cologne, uncovered a key role for the polarity protein  Par3 


Correlative genetic analysis shows: exon 44 skipping-amenable DMD has a later loss of ambulation (LoA)

31.07.2016 | - an important finding for the implementation of clinical trials. To specify the natural disease progession of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)...


Cologne Summer School on Multidisciplinary Ageing Research - July 25 – August 12, 2016

24.07.2016 | CMMC scientists offer courses and lectures related to aging research in the CSS - organized by the International Office of the University of Cologne. ...


New Mito-CRC 1218: Mitochondrial regulation of cellular function

15.06.2016 | In the newly established CRC 1218 nineteen project leaders from the University of Cologne, the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute...


Mechanism that controls cilia length identified

08.06.2016 |  A basic cell biological question of how centriolar and ciliary lengths are regulated has remained unknown. Anand Ramani and Li Ming Gooi, members of...


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action awarded to an international team led by Aleksandra Trifunovic from Cologne

03.06.2016 | Aleksandra Trifunovic (Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD) will coordinate the REMIX project (REgulation of MItochondrial gene...