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DFG approved: Funding for new CRC 1678 on mRNA Research and Extension for the Mito-CRC 1218

10/06/2024 | The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a new Collaborative Research Center in mRNA research and extended funding for the CRC 1218 on…

The body’s own lipids affect mental disorders: Can specific inhibitors help?

07/06/2024 | A genetic disorder leads to an increase in bioactive lipids in the brain promoting mental disorders. New study shows that treatment with an enzyme…

June 3-7, 2024: Diversity Week at the University of Cologne

29/05/2024 | The University of Cologne is holding events to promote equal opportunities - organized by the Vice Rectorate for Anti-Discrimination, Equal…

Data-driven characterisation of genetic variability in disease pathways and pesticide-induced nervous system disease

17/05/2024 | The study highlights the importance of the integration of spatial and genetic data for the prediction of at-risk populations and the guidance of…

How aging clocks tick

06/05/2024 | Two scientists from the University of Cologne have discovered that aging clocks are based on random events / publication in ‘Nature Aging’

Warmest congratulations to Professor Stoffel from the CMMC Family

30/04/2024 | We are pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to you on the occasion of your birthday. We recognize the dedication of your life to the pursuit…

Once food is in sight, the liver is activated

26/04/2024 | The brain sends signals to the liver earlier than previously assumed, which then adapts the sugar metabolism - publication in ‘Science’.

ERC Advanced Grants for the CECAD and CMMC researchers Jens Brüning and Thorsten Hoppe

11/04/2024 | Metabolism researcher Jens Brüning and geneticist Thorsten Hoppe, both working group leaders at the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research CECAD and…

Innovative Biomaterial Breakthroug: Development of Theragenerative Biomaterial with Antibacterial, Antiosteosarcoma, and Osteoinductive Properties

10/04/2024 | An international research team, led by PD Dr. Hajar Maleki (University of Cologne), has developed a novel approach to bone tissue engineering, that…

Fuelling nerve cell function and plasticity

08/04/2024 | New finding from scientists at the University of Cologne’s CECAD and CMMC discloses how mitochondria control tissue rejuvenation and synaptic…

Research laboratories of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne on level 1 awarded the Green Lab certificate

08/04/2024 | After a 9-month certification process, four research groups at laboratory level 1 of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC research…

Eating, socializing or exploring: How the brain switches between different behaviors

18/03/2024 | Project involving the University of Cologne gives insights into a key brain function / publication in ‘Nature Neuroscience’

Researchers develop artificial building blocks of life

08/03/2024 | For the first time, scientists from the University of Cologne (UoC) have developed artificial nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, with several…

Keeping the immune system in check

07/03/2024 | Researchers from the University of Cologne (UoC) have discovered a regulatory mechanism that prevents an excessive and harmful immune response /…

New strategy for safer CAR T cell therapy in lymphomas

16/02/2024 | Scientists at University Hospital Cologne have developed a procedure in the laboratory that effectively fights affected cells in lymphoma cancer…

The German Cancer Aid Prize 2023 was awarded to Reinhard Büttner, Jürgen Wolf and Roman Thomas -

06/02/2024 | three scientists from Cologne - in recognition of their outstanding contributions to lung cancer diagnostics and therapy, specifically within the…

Getting to the root of the illness

01/02/2024 | DNA and RNA research is revolutionizing pharmaceutics: New drugs are being developed faster and at a lower cost, and they are effective against…

March 18-22: Cologne Spring School for Medical Humanities 2024

31/01/2024 | Perspectives on Health, Wellbeing and Diversity - This inter- and transdisciplinary 5-day Spring School is aimed at advanced students and doctoral…

Treating tuberculosis when antibiotics no longer work - New antibiotic molecules identified

02/01/2024 | An international research team led by Jan Rybniker has identified several substances that have a dual effect against tuberculosis. These substances…

How the first contact of the virus influences the immune response to new SARS-CoV-2 variants

08/12/2023 | Cologne scientists decipher how the antibody response of our immune system reacts to a coronavirus infection and prepares for future infections /…

Philipp Schommes honored with Else Kröner Clinician Scientist Professorship for Outstanding Patient Care and Research Synergy

06/12/2023 | With the € 1.1 Mio. Professorship Funding from Else Körner Foundation, Philipp Schommer is dedicated to further advance antiviral therapies and…

New Cutting-Edge Ophthalmology CRC and Continued Funding for the CRC in Cell Death

29/11/2023 | The German research Foundation (DFG) has approved a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) in the field of ophthalmology / CRCs on cell death and Arctic…

New antibodies neutralize resistant bacteria

02/11/2023 | Broadly neutralizing antibodies are already being used to fight viruses. This approach could also help to treat infections with multi-resistant…

ERC Synergy Grant for Björn Schumacher: bats as a guide to extend healthspan

26/10/2023 | The ERC BATPROJECT "Learning from Bats: New strategies to extend healthspan and improve diseases resistancce". European Research Council (ERC) is…

Plant chloroplasts promise potential therapy for Huntington’s disease

04/10/2023 | In planta expression of human polyQ-expanded huntingtin fragment reveals mechanisms to prevent disease-related protein aggregation/ new research…

From concepts to Clinic: a New Era of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics - The CMMC Symposium 2023

21/09/2023 | addressed these challenges and successfully contributed to intensify the interdisciplinary exchange. We were delighted to welcome over 320…

Essential cell death-regulating mechanisms important for recovery from SARS-CoV infection and skin injury discovered

27/07/2023 | University of Cologne Scientists discover that cleavage of the protein cFLIP is crucial to limit cell death and promote tissue regeneration /…

Immune checkpoint molecule B and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) is important for the control of inflammation of glomerulonephritis

28/06/2023 | In this study, Cologne researchers demonstrate a differential expression of BTLA on renal immune cells during glomerulonephritis. indicating that the…

Thomas Benzing - Sabine Eming - Guenter Schwarz - elected as Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of the CMMC

19/06/2023 | All three elected candidates accepted their election and thanked the CMMC Members for their trust. Together with the Scientific Coordinators of the…

Deeply saddened by the news that our friend and colleague Konstantin Belostotski has passed away

02/06/2023 | With deep sadness, we received the news of the loss of our dear friend and colleague Konstantin Belostotski.

Defective sugar chains trigger genetic syndrome

26/05/2023 | Cologne researchers identify a novel chaperonopathy causing altered protein O-glycosylation. This discovery will promote a better understanding of the…

Second Funding Period Approved - The TRR 259 "Aortic Diseases" was awarded a DFG grant of about 14 Mio. € for its second funding period (2023-2027)

22/05/2023 | With this extension, the members of the TRR 259 are excited to continue cutting-edge research into aortic diseases in Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Bonn.

The German Research Council (DFG) awards the extension CRC 1399 “Mechanisms of drug sensitivity and resistance in small cell lung cancer”

22/05/2023 | Funding for the worldwide largest research consortium on Small Cell Lung Cancer extended for four additional years.

May 25 -26, 2023: Announcement Leopoldina Symposium "The ageing eye"

22/05/2023 | Unmet medical needs, societal implications and future therapeutic perspectives.

Mai 09, 2023: Announcement - FOR 2722 Symposium "Oxygen, metabolismus and extracellular matrix"

08/05/2023 | To celebrate the start of the second funding period the FOR 2722 is hosting an International Symposium.

Ageing-associated changes in transcriptional elongation influence longevity - Publication in ‘Nature’

13/04/2023 | In a large joint study, researchers of the University of Cologne, the Cologne Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging (MPI) and the University of…

A key mechanism that controls human heart development discovered

30/03/2023 | Researchers of the University of Cologne describe that the competence for the future cardiac fate of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) is preset in…

Researchers discover a way to fight the aging process and cancer development

26/03/2023 | demonstrating that the DREAM complex functions as conserved master regulator of somatic DNA-repair capacities.

Brunhilde Wirth was honored with the highest-ranking prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke

25/03/2023 | On March 23, 2023 she receives the national prize the "Duchenne-Erb Prize" in recognition of her life's work as a human geneticist and her outstanding…

April 18 -19, 2023: TMF-Annnual Congress "The future of medicine - Where are omics, digitalization and social change leading?

23/03/2023 | The 14. Annual Congress of the Technology and Methods Platform for Networked Medical Research (TMF) will focus on the opportunities, risks and…

KölnerKinderUniversität 2023: Enthusiastic girls and boys at the CMMC Kids Workshop and Kids Lecture

16/03/2023 | This year, the CMMC organized the workshop "The secret of the smallest building blocks of your body" and the lecture "Sun - Skin - Shadow" which were…

CMMC Annual Retreat 2023

06/03/2023 | With over 200 participants the CMMC Annual Retreat (March 02-03, 2023) was a great success. Thanks to the outstanding engagement of CMMC Junior…

Invitation: Cologne Spring Meeting: Cell death and mitochonrial signaling in health and disease

01/03/2023 | The topic of the 2023 meeting (March 07-13, 2023) covers the interface between the two Cologne DFG-funded CRCs 1218 and 1403.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: specific DNA sequence protects against symptoms

28/02/2023 | Plastin 3 escapes X inactivation in some women: on the one hand this protects against spinal muscular atrophy, on the other hand it is a biomarker for…

Leptin helps hungry mice choose sex over food

23/02/2023 | Stimulation by the hormone leptin causes hunger to be briefly suppressed in mice when the opportunity for social interaction with the opposite sex and…

Successul First Sustainability Forum of the University of Cologne

10/02/2023 | On Feb. 9, 2023 the first Sustainability Forum took place and was attended by over 250 members of the University of Cologne or University Hospital of…

Débora Trentini Schmidt awarded with the Research Prize 2023 of the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation

06/02/2023 | Dr. Débora Trentini Schmidt received the €10,000 Research Award of the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation in January 9, 2023.

Junior professorship for regulation of cellular identity in embryonic development, homeostasis, and disease appointed to Dr. Leo Kurian

01/02/2023 | A newly created professorship at the Medical Facultyof the University of Cologne. Dr. Leo Kurian has started his W1 professorship on Feb. 1, 2023.

Bacterial electricity: membrane potential influences antibiotic tolerance

19/01/2023 | Dynamical patterns of electrical potential relate to growth and viability in spatially structured bacterial colonies / publication in PLOS Biology

Radiation damage to paternal DNA is passed on to offspring

22/12/2022 | Damage to the paternal genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans cannot be repaired and is instead passed on to its offspring, while the female…

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