Welcome to Sybacol –
Systems Biology of Ageing Cologne

The Sybacol initiative merges the work of life scientists involved in ageing research with that of theoretical physicists, mathematicians and bioinformaticians at the Faculties of the Natural Sciences and Medicine of the University of Cologne and at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing.

In a highly collaborative systems biology approach we are aiming for a better understanding of the ageing process and the pathophysiology of ageing-associated diseases as a  prelude to the development of novel interventions and new therapies. To this end Sybacol combines traditional biological and genetic experimental studies with theoretical science.

29. Ernst Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine

Sybacol was co-organizer (together with the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, CMMC) of the 29. Ernst Klenk Symposium in Molecular Medicine on "Systems Approaches in Translational Medicine", Sept. 29 - Oct. 01, 2013.

The meeting was a great success and an important showcase for the possibilities and opportunities that systems biology can offer to biomedical research

Please see this link for further information

Latest publication

Follow this link to the latest Sybacol publication by the group of Joachim Krug

Interaction Analysis of Longevity Interventions Using Survival Curves


“The model organism C.elegans has led the way to a new understanding of the aging process and the pathways controlling longevity.”

Prof. Adam Antebi
Coordinator of Sybacol

“In sybacol we aim to understand ageing and ageing assocciated diseases at the level of molecular systems biology combining the power of theoretical physics, mathematics, informatics and molecular biology and genetics.”

Prof. Thomas Benzing
Coordinator of Sybacol

“The integration of experimentally acquired and computationally derived data will lead to new insights into the aging process.”

Prof. Andreas Beyer
Coordinator of Sybacol