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Sept. 27, 2022: Scientific Career Day of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne

31/08/2022 | What constitutes excellent research, what does excellence actually mean, and what is the relationship between excellence and equal opportunities?…

Dr. Katarzyna Bozek appointed to W2 professorship in Data Analytics at the Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Cologne

01/08/2022 | Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Bozek, previously Junior Research Group Leader at the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, has received a W2 professorship for…

Update information: submitted project proposals for the Individual Project Funding Program

30/07/2022 | to prepare the new CMMC Funding Period (01/2022-12/2025). The evaluation procedure has been initiated

Caloric restriction reduces inflammation drivers and protects against acute kidney injury

22/07/2022 | A team of scientists led by Roman-Ulrich Müller identified the molecular mechanism underlying caloric restriction and showed that a reduction in the…

Long lasting activation of innate immunity following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination - signaling pathway deciphered

04/07/2022 | In a new study performed with vaccinated individuals, a research team led by Jan Rybniker at the University of Cologne / the Unviersity Hospital…

No more binge eating: signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

29/06/2022 | A group of Cologne scientists and their cooperating partners demonstrated that the brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control…

Fifth Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine on June 11, 2022

08/06/2022 | Frailty has been accepted as the core of geriatric medicine - going far beyond multimorbidity and chronological age - and incorporates aging processes…

FEBS-IUBMB-ENABLE Conference on "The perfect tandem: How technology expands the frontiers of biomedicine" - Nov. 16-18, 2022

02/06/2022 | organized by and for young researchers - Nov. 16-18, 2022 in Seville (ES). Register now & apply for travel grants!

BMBF funding initiative "Junior Research Groups in Infection Research" awards Alexander Simonis

25/05/2022 | and provides 1.8 million euros for his research on application-oriented infection.

Science Award 2022 for two Cologne physicians Henning Grüll and Philipp Schommers

24/05/2022 | The Industrie-Club Düsseldorf in cooperation with the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts honor their outstanding research on the…

How faulty mRNA is detected and destroyed

17/05/2022 | Two similar proteins can stand in for each other in the quality control mechanism of defective mRNA. This has redefined the distribution of protein…

The DFG´s Emmy Noether Program approves funding for the clinician-scientist Philipp Schommers

23/04/2022 | His research on "Characterization of HIV-1 antibody resistance in patients and its influence on viral fitness" will be funded with a total of…

The right diet can safeguard against acute kidney injury

22/03/2022 | Scientists at the University of Cologne have shown in an animal model that certain diets protect the kidneys from damage, promising successful…

Call for Appplications for the CMMC Career Advancement Program (CAP) - Deadline April 12, 2022

21/03/2022 | The CMMC is looking forward to receiving applications from highly talented mid-career scientists, who are members at the University of Cologne and…

Congratulation: ERC Consolidator Grant for Dr. Leo Kurian

17/03/2022 | Prestigious EU research prize will support Leo Kurian´s fundamental genetic research into the development of the human heart.

ISRB Regeneration Around the World - Save the date: April 19-20, 2022

17/03/2022 | To kick-off this year’s membership drive we have arranged for a fabulous online event: 24 hours of nonstop regenerative biology talks spanning the…

The cellular cleaning program autophagy helps in wound healing

09/03/2022 | Scientists at the University of Cologne have shown that the recycling program of cells, autophagy, leads to the fusion of several single cells into…

Apply now! Current Call for Applications for 9 PhD and MD/PhD student positions within the CCRC RTG 2407

15/02/2022 | The University of Cologne invites applications to its DFG-funded CCRC Research Training Group 2407 „Inflammatory & Cellular Stress Signaling: Switches…

Hamid Kashkar appointed to W3 professorship in Molecular Immunology as of January 01, 2022

03/01/2022 | The newly established professorship is linked to the establishment of a dedicated Institute at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne.

Ultrashort cell-free DNA fragments in blood identified: A potential new diagnostic target for precision oncology

22/12/2021 | Identification of a novel population of “ultrashort” cell-free DNA with G-quadruplex potential reduced abundance and G4-forming potential in blood…

Basic principles of drug-induced evolutionary paths underlying BRAF-driven resistance in lung cancer patients

18/12/2021 | The study provides data that could improve treatment of a subset of EGFR-mutated lung tumors that no longer respond to standard therapy.

DFG awards a new CRC 1530 in lymphoma and inflammation research and the next funding period of the CRC 1310 ´Predictability in Evolution´

26/11/2021 | The award of the new CRC 1530 (speaker - Michael Hallek) and the extension of the CRC 1310 (speaker - Michael Lässig) refers to the great team of…

Seismic Amplifications: a new amplification mechanism in the genome of cancer cells identified

17/11/2021 | The study provides novel insights into the mechanisms of how human tumors acquire genomic amplifications as major drivers of oncogenic transformation

Highlighting RNA-binding proteins and their role in kidney disease as potential therapeutic targets

03/11/2021 | Cologne Researchers provide a concise overview of the current knowledge of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and their interactions with mRNA, non-coding…

Leo Kurian awarded the BINDER Innovation Prize 2021 for discoveries on the RNA-centric regulatory principles that program cell fate and identity.

29/10/2021 | With this award the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ) acknowledges each year outstanding cell biological research with a focus on cell culture or…

Scientific Career Day 2021 of the Faculty of Medicine - University of Cologne

27/10/2021 | On October 27, 2021 the Faculty of Medicine invites to the second Scientific Career Day. The focus this year is on the topic of the leadership culture…

Sept. 26-28, 2021: CMMC Symposium on 25 Years of Progress in Molecular Medicine: From Basic Research to Clinical Application

29/09/2021 | Many thanks to our guest speakers for their outstanding contributions on the forefront of 25 years of progress in molecular medicine, our…

MAPK-pathway inhibition mediates inflammatory reprogramming and sensitizes tumors to targeted activation of innate immunity sensor RIG-I

18/09/2021 | Cologne Researchers of the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne uncovered a conserved, MAPK/IRF1-mediated inflammatory response in…

Disenchanting the mystery around ω3-and ω6-polyunsaturated fatty acid functions in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis

18/09/2021 | New study demonstrates the necessity of a scrutinized molecular view of the pleiotropic functions of omega-3-and omega-6-polyunsaturated fatty acids…

PD Dr. Özlem Türeci and Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin: Entry in the Golden Book and Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine

17/09/2021 | On Sept. 17, 2021, PD Dr. Özlem Türeci and Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin, the founders of the biotech company BioNTech and developer of the first approved…

Defective Locks Interfere with Brain Development

16/09/2021 | Developmental HCN channelopathy results in decreased neural progenitor proliferation and microcephaly in the embryonic phase - reported by researchers…

Scientists at the University of Cologne discover the link to aging and longevity / Publication in 'Nature'

30/07/2021 | The attachment of the small protein ubiquitin to other proteins (ubiquitination) regulates numerous biological processes, including signal…

Second funding period of the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) 329 focusing on kidney diseases approved by the DFG

23/07/2021 | The CRU 329 is starting the second funding period with a funding volume of over five million euros until 2024 on `Molecular mechanism of podcyte…

Stiffness of skin tissue determines the renewal capacity of stem cells

08/07/2021 | A slower renewal turnover of aged skin and its hair follicles may be caused by the decreased elasticity of skin tissues surrounding the stem cells /…

Professor Maria Leptin to become president of the European Research Council

30/06/2021 | The European Research Council is among the most important European institutions promoting pioneering research. Biologist Maria Leptin will become the…

Protein balance in the reproductive system can prevent disease

25/06/2021 | Scientists from the University of Cologne found that the balance status of proteins (protein homeostasis) of germline cells influences protein…

Long-lasting and profound reprogramming of immune cells after COVID-19

16/06/2021 | The study of an interdisciplinary Cologne Research Team provides a rational for pharmacologically targeting the NLRP3 inflammasome and associated…

Deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Professor Hans-Dieter Klenk passed away.

12/06/2021 | We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Layer by layer: Scientists decipher how skin layers are formed

28/05/2021 | Cologne scientists present a new two-phase model of skin formation. The data provide insights into the balance of tissues and diseases associated with…

Same nerve cell - different influence on food intake.

18/05/2021 | Cologne reseachers have now developed an approach that allows them to show that neurons that are supposedly the same are actually very different: they…

W2 Professorship in Dynamics of Cancer and Immune Systems appointed to Silvia von Karstedt

01/05/2021 | As of May 2021 Silvia von Karstedt will take up the professorship for Dynamics of Cancer and Immune Systems anchored in the Department of…

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Scientists Identify Two New Approaches For Therapy

06/04/2021 | Iron-dependent cell death ferroptosis and cell death by oxidative stress can be activated in small cell lung cancer, and be induced by two drugs /…

The Aging Skin: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Application

27/03/2021 | Björn Schumacher and Thomas Krieg (Medical Faculty, University of Cologne) launched a special issue in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology…

Three scientists of the Medical Faculty (Univeristy of Cologne) awarded with the CMMC Career Advancement Program (CAP) Funding

11/03/2021 | The CMMC is pleased to announce the three scientists of the Medical Faculty (University of Cologne) awarded with the CMMC CAP Funding. The three…

A transcriptome based aging clock near the theoretical limit of accuracy

03/03/2021 | Two Cologne scientists have developed a method that can determine an organism’s biological age with unprecedented precision. The researchers expect…

April 8-9, 2021: VIRTUAL MEETING, A new Society for Regenerative Biologists

22/02/2021 | The International Society for Regenerative Biology provides a new opportunity to actively exchange the latest ideas and to foster potential…

Cologne’s University Medicine to coordinate EU Vaccine Research Network VACCELERATE

18/02/2021 | New consortium of research institutions VACCELERATE will coordinate vaccine trials in the European Union. The long-term goal is to strategically plan…

February 02 - 04, 2021: CMMC Annual Retreat 2021 goes digital

05/02/2021 | In total, more than 260 participants attended the CMMC Annual Retreat 2021 participating in either all or selected program parts offered over the…

Further Breast Cancer Risk Genes identified in an Association Analysis by testing 34 Potential Oncogenes in more than 113,000 Women

01/02/2021 | Study provides evidence for involvement of the genes FANCM, MSH6, and NF1 in addition to the already known breast cancer risk genes. The German…

Hope for vaccination against Staphylococcus aureus infection?

20/01/2021 | With an epitope-based immunization, scientists at Cologne University Hospital / University of Cologne and the German Center for Infection Research…

End of a 21-year odyssey without diagnosis: detective work of the Cologne human genetics researcher brings patient and gene together

19/01/2021 | Based on an intensive reseach, Brundhilde Wirth and her team have found a patient affected by a newly investigated disease gene VWA1, causing…

Polycystic kidney disease: Study explores diet as a key factor in kidney disease

11/01/2021 | A new clinical study at the University of Cologne and Cologne University Hospital is investigating whether a ketogenic diet has a positive effect on…

New SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody enters clinical phase

18/12/2020 | Cologne University Hospital/University of Cologne, University of Marburg, the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and Boehringer Ingelheim…

Funding of the first Neuro-Collaborative Research Center (SFB) approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

30/11/2020 | The SFB 1451 focusing on motor control is under the leadership of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne starting in 2021.

Five clinician-scientists of the Medical Faculty belong to the`Highly Cited Researchers 2020`

25/11/2020 | published annually by Clarivate Analytics based on data from the publication database ‘Web of Science’. In total seven researchers of the University…

Small urinary extracellular vesicles: a new source of biomarkers to monitor kidney transplant adaptation

23/11/2020 | A team of scientists identified a novel non-invasive method to predict outcome after kidney transplantation in urine in an interdisciplinary setting…

Metabolism researcher Christian Frezza selected for the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship Award 2021

18/11/2020 | providing him the option to translocate his research activities to the University of Cologne. The Medical Faculty has started the recruitment…

Nov. 4, 2020: The first Scientific Career Day digital of the Medical Faculty (University of Cologne)

04/11/2020 | developed by the funding initiative C.A.S.E. presents career paths beyond the classical activities as physician & highlights the academic developments

Mechanism restoring cell function after DNA damage identified

12/10/2020 | The research team led by Björn Schumacher (University of Cologne) uncovers a role for H3K4me2 in coordinating the recovery of protein biosynthesis and…

BioRiver Boost! - Oct. 02, 2020: The three winners of the Start-Up-Competition live on stage at Miltenyi Biotec

03/10/2020 | BioRiver awards three biotech start-up companies PerAGraft (Aachen) - Dermanostic (Düsseldorf) - CASC8 (Belgium) for their innovative and diagnostic…

Congratulations! Jens C. Brüning receives the Diabetes Prize for Excellence and the Ernst Schering Award

30/09/2020 | The two awards are highlighting the outstanding scientific contribution of Jens C. Brüning´s research activities and groundbreaking finding that have…

Fine-tuning stem cell metabolism prevents hair loss

28/09/2020 | An international research team led by Sabine Eming (Univ. of Cologne) and Sara Wickström (Univ. of Helsinki) has shown that Rictor, a protein that…

GBF1 mutations cause peripheral neuropathy

16/09/2020 | The research group around Brunhilde Wirth at the Institute for Human Genetics, the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) and the Center for…

Research for rapid SARS-CoV-2 testing based on a novel mulitplex LAMP assay

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27/08/2020 | The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting a research project at the Cologne University Hospital and the Medical Faculty with…

Four-stranded DNA structures - known as G-quadruplexes - have been shown to play role in breast cancer

04/08/2020 | providing a potential new target for personalized medicine, say scientists at the University of Cambridge and CMMC - University of Cologne

Collaborative Research Center 1218 on Regulation of Cellular Function by Mitochondria enters the next funding phase

29/07/2020 | The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the extension for funding of the CRC/SFB 1218 "Regulation of cellular function by mitochondria" for…

Collaborative Research Center 1218 on Regulation of Cellular Function by Mitochondria enters the next funding phase

29/07/2020 | The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the extension of funding of the CRC 1218 "Regulation of cellular function by mitochondria" for…

The mitochondrial connection: Why blood vessels in wounds and tumors start sprouting

22/07/2020 | The study of Cologne Scientits led by Hamid Kashkar (CECAD and CMMC) provides genetic evidence for a requirement of mitochondrial respiration in…

Neutralizing antibodies in the battle against COVID-19

09/07/2020 | A team of researchers led by Prof. Florian Klein (Cologne University Hospital) and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has further…

UoC biologist Thorsten Hoppe accepted as a new member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

08/07/2020 | Together with other internationally renowned European scientists, EMBO has accepted the molecular biologist Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hoppe from the…

Election of the Chair and Vice Chairs of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

02/07/2020 | Prof. Dr. Thomas Benzing re-elected as CMMC Chair for the next term of 3 years. As Vice-Chairs Prof. Dr. Guenter Schwarz was re-elected and Prof. Dr.…

New study identifies a novel role for TSPO in immune-related eye disease providing new treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

04/06/2020 | In a cooperative approach the team around Thomas Langmann (Laboratory of the Exp. Immunology of the Eye at the Center for Ophthalmology and the CMMC)…

Molecular mechanism explaining albuminuria in kidney disease identified

12/05/2020 | by the research team led by Prof. Thomas Benzing: ultraresolution microscopy together with mathematical modelling provides an experimentally validated…

Webinar LSR Aktionstag - May 13, 2020

11/05/2020 | Life Science Research: Career planning after the Master's degree or doctorate in the life science industry

Acute brain injury triggers the formation of a prominent mitochondrial-enriched compartment

29/03/2020 | in astrocytic perivascular processes highlighting a crucial role of glial cells in enabling vascular remodelling

Dietary ω3-and ω6-polyunsaturated fatty acids reconstitute fertility of juvenile and adult FADS2-deficient female and male mice

20/03/2020 | With their findings Wilhelm Stoffel and his research team discovered a previously unrecognized membrane-structure-based molecular link between…

Welcome to Katarzyna Bozek - new Junior Research Group Leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence

18/03/2020 | Phenotyping of model organisms and diagnostics of cancer: K. Bozek's research aims are to establish methods and approaches allowing for broad, data…

Coronavirus - Measures at the CMMC

16/03/2020 | In light of the increased spread of the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the CMMC has implemented strict measures in an effort to slow down the infection…

The new microsite of the Laboratory of Cell Death, Inflammation and Immunity

27/02/2020 | presented by Alessandro Annibaldi - new CMMC Junior Research group

New technique: monitoring organs and cells in living fly larvae

12/02/2020 | Small variations in the composition of a cell can radically change its function and cause diseases such as diabetes, cancer or neuronal dysfunction.

The new microsite of the Laboratory of Structure and Biochemistry of Epigenetic Regulators

06/02/2020 | presented by Simon Poepsel - new CMMC Junior Research Group Leader

Highly effective HIV antibody suppresses development of viral resistance - A highly promising candidate for antibody-mediated strategies to effectively treat and prevent HIV-1 infection

01/02/2020 | identified by the research group led by Florian Klein at the Inst. of Virology, Univ. Hospital of Cologne & the University of Cologne and the German…

Fourth Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine

23/01/2020 | organized by the Depts. of Internal Medicine II and III, Univ. Hospital of Cologne in collaboration with the CMMC, CECAD and Stiftung der Cellitinnen…

The new microsite of the Laboratory (Epi)Genome Structure and Stability

14/01/2020 | presented by Robert Hänsel-Hertsch – new CMMC Junior Research Group Leader

How and why cells die: German Research Foundation awards University of Cologne with a new CRC 1403

29/11/2019 | Third-party project "Cell death in immunity, inflammations and diseases" (CRC 1403) funded with 13 million euros for four years

The enzyme caspase-8 regulates different modes of cell death including pyroptosis as Hamid Kashkar and his team describe in ‘Nature’.

22/11/2019 | The current study hypothesises that these strategies may have driven the counter-evolution of pyroptosis to secure cellular death as a host defence…

Simon Pöpsel, Alessandro Annibaldi and Robert Hänsel-Hertsch - three young scientists awarded with the CMMC´s Junior Research Group Funding

02/10/2019 | to establish an internationally visible research group as independent leaders at the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne.

Regulating nutrient sensitive pathways in the skin: a potential therapeutic strategy for eczema

09/08/2019 | A collaborative study performed by international research groups led by Sabine Eming (Dept. of Dermatology - University Hospital Cologne) identified a…

Information on the current evaluation procedure: submitted proposals for the CMMC Individual Funding Program

01/08/2019 | Preparation of the new funding period with the site visit of the External Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) from Nov. 25-26, 2019.

Skin in balance: joint forces of polarity and cell mechanics

30/07/2019 | Molecular mechanics in the skin of mice are driven by polarity genes as a team led by Sandra Iden of the Cluster of Excellence CECAD and the CMMC…

Improved protection against spinal muscular atrophy through combined ASO therapy


21/06/2019 | Research group of Brunhilde Wirth demonstrates that a combined therapy of nusinersen (SMN-ASOs) and neurocalcin delta (NCALD) ASOs improves protection…

DFG approved funding for two new Collaborative Research Centers focusing on aortic disease and lung cancer

04/06/2019 | Medical research at the University of Cologne will be enhanced by two large-scale third-party funded projects.

Stopping cell death: a potential therapeuthic strategy for rheumatoid arthritis

18/05/2019 | A collaborative study by research groups from the Cluster of Excellence CECAD and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) at the the…

Brunhilde Wirth received the prestigious NRW Innovation Award 2019

14/05/2019 | for her groundbreaking research in the field of spinal muscular atrophy.

Changes in 3D genome organization can cause human disease

12/04/2019 | – new experimental strategy described by the CMMC team lead by Álvaro Rada Iglesias

Collaborative study headed by Kurian Lab discovers sphinganine as major driver of cardiac aging

21/03/2019 | indicating that restoring histone acetylation levels in cardiomyocytes by histone acetylases inhibition prevents the sphinganine-induced DNA damage…

yin yang lncRNAs: a new class of genes that regulate embryonic development identified

13/12/2018 | by the research team of Dr. Leo Kurian, heading a NRW Stem Cell Network Junior Research Group at the CMMC.

CHP1 reduction: a novel protective modifier for spinal muscular atrophy

29/06/2018 | The research team of Prof. Dr. Brunhilde Wirth, working at the Institute of Human Genetics and the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, succeeded

A DFG-funded SPP consortium focusing on 3D genome architecture led by CMMC Junior Group Leader

01/06/2018 | Dr. Argyris Papantonis, Junior Group Leader for Chromatin Systems Biology at the CMMC will be co-coordinating a large German consortium on 3D genome…

DFG funds new Research Training Group (RTG) on cardiovascular diseases

15/05/2018 | The RTG supported by the CMMC investigates common inflammatory processes and cellular reactions to cardiovascular diseases.

A path toward cellular ageing involving genome architecture

27/04/2018 | was uncovered by the Chromatin Systems Biology research group of Dr. Argyris Papantonis at the CMMC, and sheds new light onto how cell senescence is…

Clonal dynamics in cancer under therapeutic pressure

20/02/2018 | Martin Peifer and his team analyzed whole-exome sequencing data of eight chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients that developed resistance upon…

CHP1 - a novel gene responsible for cerebellar ataxia identified by Whole Exome Sequencing

24/01/2018 | A collaborative effort between the research groups of Brunhilde Wirth (Inst. of Human Genetics (Univ. Hospital of Cologne) and the CMMC and Giovanni…

Second Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine - January 20, 2018

22/01/2018 | During the symposium highly challenging aspects of geriatric care have been discussed by experts in the field, including intensive care, emergency…

Mohsen S. Hosseinibarkooie receives the Medical Faculty Award of Science for the “Best Publication 2016”

16/01/2018 | highlighting the power of genetic modifiers in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne on January 12, 2018 .

Successful completion of the IPMM Program (2017) - Congratulations to all IPMM-PhD Graduates

20/12/2017 | The Interdisciplinary Program Molecular Medicine (IPMM) at the University is aimed at outstanding research-oriented medical and life science…

DFG supports a new Clinical Research Unit (CRU 329) focusing on disease pathways in podocyte injury

19/12/2017 | More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from chronic kidney diseases (CKD). Glomerular disorders account for the majority of cases of CKD.

Discovery of choline transporter mutations in a novel form of congenital myasthenic syndrom facilitates treatment

04/11/2017 | of patients reported by the teams of Sebahattin Cirak (Dept. of Pediatrics, Univ. Hospital of Cologne and the CMMC), Andrew Crosby and Emma Baple…

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.

Uncovering the cellular mechanisms of morpholino antisense drug delivery to muscles.

17/10/2017 | A direct implications for multi-exon skipping strategies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). A breakthrough has been achieved in the understanding…

New approaches in targeted cancer therapy - systematic kinase inhibitor profiling

26/09/2017 | Scientists in the research groups of Roman Thomas and Martin Sos at Cologne University Hospital and University of Cologne have tested the effects of…

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.

First Cologne Neuromuscular Symposium CMMC

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

CMMC Sandra Iden

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…