Public Events

Our SFB 829 members are leaders in the field of skin biology. Therefore they are often invited to organize, chair or co-organize international conference. Please find below an overview of last and future events.

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Ein Workshop für Bürgerinnen und Bürger:
Forum mit Impulsvorträgen und Diskussion mit Publikumsfragen

When: 15.05.2019, 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Where: Campus Medizin, Treffpunkt: Eingangshalle, Laborgebäude CECAD (Gebäude 69), Joseph-Stelzmann-Straße 26, 50931 Köln, Deutschland

Veranstalter:    KWR/UZK

Referierende:   Prof. Schumacher / Frau Prof. Polidori


The prevention project “Die Sonne und Wir” of the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (University of Cologne) and the Klink für Dermatologie (University Hospital of Cologne) aims at explaining children at schools the risks associated to sun and UV radiation exposure. It is intended as a primary preventive measure for young people to reduce the risk of skin cancer in their adulthood.

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On March 28th, the SFB829 participated with the Girls‘ and Boys’ Day initiative.  The Girls’ and Boys’ Day is a yearly organized event funded by the Federal Ministries for Education & Research and for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women & Youth and aims at showing high-school students gender-atypical career perspectives. In collaboration with the Uhlirova group, a former SFB 829 Seed-funding awardee, the SFB829 showed a group of students the daily work in a lab and explained them the career perspectives and outcomes of scientists.


On April 26 several SFB 829 and CECAD research center laboratories opened their doors for female pupils from class 5 upwards to offer insights into daily research routine and jobs in the life science environment. Scientist from SFB 829 research groups explained to the guests why the mammalian skin is an important model for cell biological and medical research questions and let the girls try research techniques, e.g. life cell imaging.

“Secrets of the brain – what is it able to do, why does it age?” Public talk by Prof. Schumacher & Prof. Elger

The life span of humans is still increasing every year. But have we “learned” to become older and how to live a healthy life? “Not yet”, says Björn Schumacher. Together with Prof Elger he will give answers in a public talk.

Where: FORUM Volkshochschule im Kulturquartier
Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln

When: 27.10.2017, 19.00


13.03.2014 · noon  — 15.03.2014 · noon; Local organisers: Cornelia Mauch, Nico Hunzelmann, Karin Hartmann, Beate Eckes, Mario Fabri, Sabine Eming, Thomas Krieg

WORKSHOP Extracellular matrix in health and disease

  • Reinhard Fässler, MPI of Biochemistry, Martinsried
  • Sirio Dupont, University of Padova
  • Sara Wickstroem, MPI for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
  • Matthias Lutolf, EPFL, Lausanne

Quo Vadis Lecture II: C. Has, Freiburg
GUEST LECTURE: Hergen Spits, Amsterdam (NL)
Quo Vadis Lecture III: V. Hornung, Bonn

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22.07.2013 · 9 a.m.  — 26.07.2013 · 4 p.m.; Local course organisers: Dr Cornelia Mauch & Dr Carien Niessen

  • Objective of the Course
    This course is primarily aimed at Dermatology Residents/Trainees who have:
    • An interest in pursuing research but
    • Have not yet undertaken a substantive block of research time
    • This year course comprises a mixture of seminars/lectures, significant practical “hands on” experience of research techniques and either a journal club or research presentations by the participants
  • Speaker
    • L. Eckhart (Vienna, Austria)
    • E. Prens (Erasmus MC, The Netherlands)
    • T. Biedermann (Tübingen, Germany)
    • A. Hovnanian (Paris, France)
    • T. Krieg/ S. Eming (Cologne, Germany)
    • C. Niessen / C. Mauch (Cologne, Germany)

16.06.2013 · noon  — 21.06.2013 · noon; Chair: Sabine Eming (Cologne), Vice chair: Enrique Amaya (Manchester)

The 2013 TRR-GRC will be held from June 16-21, at Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH. Nine scientific sessions are planned which span the latest, high impact discoveries in basic and translational science of tissue repair/regeneration expected to push the field forward in both fundamental aspects as well as regenerative medicine. Four innovative sessions will highlight emerging new directions in the field, including aging mechanisms, mechanotransduction, epigenetic control, and signals in growth control and metabolism. Five sessions on traditional topics will report the latest breakthroughs in barrier repair and regeneration, whole organ and pattern regeneration, parallels between wound healing and cancer, functional plasticity of myeloid cells, and tissue engineering.

Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin

The 2012 Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin will explore the role played by cell adhesion and signaling in the structure and function of skin and the pathogenesis of numerous diseases, including cancer, vascular disease, autoimmune and inherited disorders of the skin, and wound healing. Topics to be addressed include intercellular junctions unique to skin; cell-cell adhesion and cell-matrix adhesion in signaling and disease; gap junctions and tight junctions in epidermis; cell motility; polarity; cadherins; integrins – diseases and interactions; and intermediate filaments.

11.10.2012 · noon  — 15.10.2012 · noon

Speaker: Kathleen J. Green
  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Speaker: Masayuki Amagai
  Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine
Speaker: Carien Niessen
  Department of Dermatology, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne
Speaker: Andrew Kowalczyk
  Emory University
Speaker: John McGrath
  St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London
Venue: Salishan Ressort, Oregon Coast, USA

  • Upcoming Events

    1. IRTG SFB 829 half-day retreat

      April 22
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