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Institute for Genetics of the University of Cologne

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The Institute for Genetics, founded in 1962 by Max Delbrück, currently includes thirteen professorships and several independent research groups that promote excellence in research and teaching in the fields of genetics and molecular cell biology. Research at the Institute for Genetics covers a broad spectrum of issues in molecular and computational biology. Molecular mechanisms controlling cellular homeostasis at all levels are studied in model organisms, complemented by evolutionary and computational approaches. The Institute for Genetics has a strong tradition of shared infrastructure and central service units, which allows young researchers to work within an excellent international research environment. This successful concept has been implemented both at the main institute building within the Biocenter, and at the recently opened CECAD research center on aging-associated diseases.