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CECAD Cologne excellence, competence and the latest technology are combined to achieve top level research. In October 2007, the Cluster of Excellence in the University of Cologne was perceived as one of the most important research projects with outstanding perspectives in Germany. CECAD defines relevant questions on aging research across a range of disciplines. Forming a close network, our researchers in the clinics and the laboratories are developing novel approaches in four different areas of research. The goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying aging processes, and to translate these findings into therapies for specific aging related diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. CECAD holds a leading position in international aging research. Due to the cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for the Biology of Aging a unique center of competence in aging research has been created in Cologne. The Cluster is funded by the Federal and States Governments within the Initiative of Excellence.

Contact person: Dr. Sibylle Grandel