The CMMC offers a variety of seminars and workshops for scientific exchange and education. The seminars, workshops as well as the conferences are open to staff from all departments and institutes of the Life Science Campus at the University of Cologne, the University Hospital and research institutions in and outside Cologne (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes, Research Centre Jülich) as well as other universities.
The CMMC is also open to offers from biotechnological companies, and provides space for their presentations of novel technologies, often in combination with a seminar or hands-on training on novel equipment.
To date, the CMMC is organizing and participating in the following seminar series:
An overview of the CMMC-related seminars is summarized here.
The Life Science Calendar provides an overview of the seminars offered by the different institutions at the Life Science Campus Cologne, please visit
Since 2006, each year the CMMC organizes the international symposium “Ernst Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine”, which has become highly instrumental in the exchange of scientific information, expertise and ideas, often leading to the initiation of new cooperations. The annual Ernst Klenk Symposium is the premier biomedical science meeting of the University of Cologne that attracts scientists, physicians and particularly students from universities and research institutions from all over Germany and the neighboring countries.
35th Ernst Klenk Symposium
Rare Diseases: From mechanisms to therapy and beyond
Sept. 15 - 17, 2019 in Cologne, Germany
Further information: Ernst Klenk Symposium 2019
Overview of the past Klenk Symposia: here
The CMMC has a long tradition in organizing conferences and workshops.
11th ORPHEUS Conference
Lost in translation? From medical studies to clinical research
March 10 - 12, 2016 - Cologne, Germany
2014 and 2013
Life Science Research "Aktionstage" (LSR)
October 16, 2014
November 26 - 27, 2013
Each year the CMMC provides an opportunity to go off-site for 1.5 days in order to focus on CMMC research, to learn more about the Center´s progress and to discuss the Center´s development.