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.
With the end of 2017 we reached the end of the funding period of the successful Sybacol initiative.
We still expect some Sybacol-funded manuscripts to be published.