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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…

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

24/11/2020 | The CMMC is looking forward to receive applications from highly talented mid-career scientists, specifically from female scientists, who are members…

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…

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