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Today’s challenges – Tomorrow's research and teaching

The 21st century faces numerous challenges: global warming, population explosion, food security and dwindling fossil fuel reserves are the crises of our time. Addressing these challenges will require cutting-edge research – both fundamental and applied. As a discipline encompassing this entire spectrum of issues, from food production to the supply of biogenetic raw materials through to the preservation of livable environments, the life sciences will play a leading role in these efforts.

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01.12.2016

Intensification of Land Use Leads to the Same Species Everywhere

In places where humans use grasslands more intensively, it is not only the species diversity which decreases — the landscape also becomes more monotonous, and ultimately only the same species remain everywhere. This results in...[more]


25.11.2016

Cholesterol an Important Piece of the Puzzle for Fat-Burning

Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to...[more]


18.11.2016

Nutrition revolution "FoodConnects" flies under TU Munich flag

It was a resounding success at the European level: The European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of the competitive, large-scale project EIT Food, which has an endowment of 400 million...[more]


02.11.2016

Manufacturing Live Tissue with a 3D Printer: Joint TUM and LMU Team Win First Prize at iGEM Competition in Boston

Among the 300 finalist teams this year there were twelve from Germany, including this joint team from TUM and LMU of Munich. (Photo: TUM/ A. Heddergott)

At the international iGEM academic competition in the field of synthetic biology, the joint team of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) won the first rank...[more]


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