Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne


25 Years of Progress in Molecular Medicine:
From Basic Research to Clinical Application

Many Thanks to our Guest Speakers and Participants!

Over the last 25 years, medicine has undergone an impressive development and the understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases at the molecular and cellular level has contributed significantly to the development of specific tools for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of diseases.

In order to highlight and discuss these important developments, it was our great pleasure to host the CMMC Symposium - 25 Years of Progress in Molecular Medicine: From Basic Research to Clinical Application organized as a hybrid meeting from Sept. 26 - 28, 2021 in Cologne.

Our special thanks go to the scientific coordinators of the sessions and the guest speakers for their outstanding contributions on the forefront of 25 years of progress in molecular medicine of the following sessions:

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine:
Thomas Graf (Barcelona, ES) • Konrad Hochedlinger (Boston, US) • Rudolph Jaenisch (Cambridge, US) • Luigi Naldini (Milan, IT) • Lorenz Studer  (New York, US) • David Vilchez (Cologne, DE)

Molecular Oncology and Genomic Medicine:
Peter Lichter (Heidelberg, DE) •  Núria López-Bigas (Barcelona, ES) • Stefan Pfister (Heidelberg, DE) • Marco Gerlinger (London - GB) • Sarah Teichmann (Hinxton, GB)

Precision Medicine in Cancer Treatment:
Chris J Lord (London, UK) • Ari M. Melnick (New York, US) • Laura Pasqualucci (New York, US) • Dirk Schadendorf (Essen, DE) • Michael B Yaffe(Cambridge, US)

Infectious Diseases:
Ralf Bartenschlager (Heidelberg, DE) • Gülsah Gabriel (Hamburg, DE) •  Florian Klein (Cologne, DE) • Silvia Portugal (Berlin, DE) • Rino Rappuoli (Siena, IT) • Stephan Urban (Heidelberg, DE)

Neuroplasticity and Neurodegeneration:
Nils Brose  (Goettingen, DE) • Nadine Gogolla  (Munich, DE) •  Pascal S Kaeser  (Boston, US) •  Anne Schaefer  (New York, US) • Patrik Verstreken (Leuven, BE)

Metabolism and Aging:
Jens C Bruening
(Cologne, DE) • Anne Brunet  (Stanford, US) • Andrew Dillin (Berkeley, US) • Cristina García Cáceres (Neuherberg, DE) • Lora Heisler (Aberdeen, GB)

The Scientific CMMC Symposium Committee

Thomas Benzing | Jens Brüning | Reinhard Büttner | Claus Cursiefen | Michael Hallek | Thomas Krieg | Martin Krönke | Carien Niessen | Christian Reinhardt | Wilhelm Stoffel

CMMC Symposium Organization

Debora Grosskopf-Kroiher and her team
Konstantin Belostotski I Claudia Herr | Bettina Kranz | Lisa Müller | Katja Schentuleit
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) - University of Cologne

Thanks to the excellent support, we were able to offer a technically high-quality hybrid meeting:

Poster - CMMC Symposium 2021

Gerhard Richter

We are delighted, that the Poster 25 Years of Progress in Molecular Medicine shows the abstract artwork "Colour-Charts - 1024 Colours - 1974 / Werkverzeichnis 358-1" by Gerhard Richter. This is an outstanding honor for us.
With a career spanning nearly six decades, Gerhard Richter is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. To explore the artist's work, please visit:

We gratefully acknowledge support by

Certified with 21 CME Credits

by the Nordrheinische Akademie für aerztliche Fort- und Weiterbildung, Duesseldorf (Germany).

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Contacts for general information

The meeting is open and participation is free of charge - free registration is required.

For questions releated to your registration / travel and hotel information / requesting child care, please contact Bettina Kranz - zmmk-office[at]

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