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Research Promotion Prize 2022 of the German Sarcoma Foundation for the Cologne Clinician Scientist Dr. David Stahl

28/11/2022 | This research funding award supports the translational project "Disease monitoring by liquid biopsies in genetically complex soft tissue sarcomas" in…

Mitochondria have a waste disposal mechanism to eliminate mutated mtDNA

16/11/2022 | Scientists at the University of Cologne have discovered how cells can eliminate mutated mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).This discovery could open up new…

High fat, low carb: A ketogenic diet could help patients with cystic kidneys

07/11/2022 | A first clinical trial has shown that a ketogenic metabolism can have a positive effect on patients with cystic kidneys / Scientists from the…

Solidarity with Ukraine

24/10/2022 | The University of Cologne is deeply shocked by Russia's attack on Ukraine. We are equally highly concerned for the lives of the people in Ukraine.…

New study on extrapulmonary tuberculosis

19/10/2022 | The multicenter and prospective study of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) led by the Cologne scientists, funded with almost 680,000…

Temperature perception influences protein degradation and lifespan

11/10/2022 | Proteins in the gut of the nematode C. elegans are not degraded when its temperature sensors are disturbed. At the same time, the worm's lifespan is…

Cell-based vaccine against cytomegalovirus

11/10/2022 | Dr. Sebastian Theobald receives dissertation prize of the Paul Ehrlich Society for Infection Therapy.

EMBO CILIA2022 - an outstanding and successful international meeting

07/10/2022 | Ground-breaking discoveries in cilia biology have revolutionized our understanding of the critical role of cilia in cell signalling, development,…

CAPRIN1: one gene - different mutations - two distinct disorder

14/09/2022 | An international scientific research collaboration led by Prof. Brunhilde Wirth (Univ. of Cologne and Univ. Hospital Cologne) and by Prof. Alfredo…

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…

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