We are a research laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, Germany. It is our goal to understand biological mechanisms that contribute to the ageing process. We think that by better understanding ageing, we can find ways to counter age-related decline and to improve health into old age. 

Please check out our website to find out what we do, who we are, and for news on our work

Recent news:

3-6 March 2019: Martin gave a talk about new data on the role of translation initiation in aging at the 3rd Interventions in Aging Conference

8-11 October 2018: Martin gave a talk at the Alexander von Humboldt funded Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science Symposium in Florianopolis, Brazil.

27 September 2018: Sabine just gave a talk at the Swiss Regio meeting about her structural work on GFAT! Now working on the manuscript!

19 September 2018: Review by Martin, Louis Lapierre (Brown University) and Hildegard Mack (Innsbruck University) was published in Mechanisms of Aging and Development: Emerging topics in C. elegans aging research: Transcriptional regulation, stress response and epigenetics

14 September 2018: Martin will be part of a panel discussion on CRISPR/Cas9 at the central library in Cologne. The public discussion will be on CRISPR/Cas9 in medicine and plant breeding. https://wonachsuchstdu.mpg.de/event/koeln/

13 September 2018: Martin is the co-organiser of our  10 year anniversary symposium at MPI AGE! This Thursday we will have a fantastic day of science to celebrate our institute. Speakers include Valter Longo, Anne Brunet, Matt Kaeberlein, Sara Wickström, Linda Partridge, Thomas Langer and Cynthia Kenyon! 

July 2018: Looking for a new postdoctoral researcher: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/649525-postdoctoral-research-fellow-m-f-job-code-19-2018

16 January 2018: Moritz' paper about forward genetic mutagenesis screens in haploid stem cells was just accepted for publication! Congrats Moritz!   Paper      Press release

November 2017: Martin will be the local co-organizer of the Keystone Symposium "Pushing the Limits of Healthspan and Longevity" in April 2018

14 August 2017: Gabe just gave a talk at The 8th International Congress on Stress Proteins in Biology and Medicine in Turku, Finland!

MPI for Biology of Ageing Building