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April 08th, 2016

MPI Age & CECAD PhD/PostDoc-Retreat


In March of this year the junior scientists of CECAD again left Cologne for their fifth CECAD PhD/PostDoc retreat. This time, the retreat was in the beautiful Roman city of Trier, in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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March 07th, 2016

Publication in PNAS: Toxins do not cause fruit-fly ageing


Our bodies constantly need to get rid of toxins from pathogens, food or drugs to stay healthy. To remove toxins from our bodies, humans and animals have specialized machinery, which recognizes and eliminates foreign substances. Scientists recognized already some time ago that long-lived animals are often better at this than the ones who die young. This observation has led to the hypothesis that our capacity to clean our body from toxins may determine our lifespan.

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February 10th, 2016

Report - 1st Career Day of the MPI Age


The first Career Day of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was hold under the slogan "from Bench-2-Business - transferrable skills for professional work" on January 22nd 2016.

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