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Solidarity with Ukraine

01/04/2022 | 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.…

Call for project propsoals of the Individual Project Funding Program (IPFP) -Deadline June 15, 2022

28/03/2022 | for the preparation of the new CMMC funding period (01/2022-12/2025). This call applies exclusively to members of the University of Cologne -…

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…

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…

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