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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…

Call for Appplications for the CMMC´s Career Advancement Program (CAP)

18/11/2020 | The CMMC is looking forward to receive applications from highly talented mid-career scientists, specifically from female scientists, who are members…

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…

Feb. 03 - 04, 2021: CMMC Annual Retreat 2021 goes hybrid

18/11/2020 | It is a great pleasure for us to invite the CMMC members and members of the University of Cologne and associated institutions to the CMMC Annual…

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…