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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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17.08.2015
Plant growth requires teamwork between two hormones

Two growth-promoting groups of substances, or phytohormones, the gibberellins and the brassinosteroids, are used independently of each other for the breeding and production of crop plants. A team of scientists at Technical...[more]


04.05.2015
DNA analysis for disease prevention in breeding populations: Scientists identify cause of growth disorder in cattle

Young cattle that barely grow or gain weight despite normal feed intake: while relatively rare, this growth disorder occasionally affects the Fleckvieh breed. Thanks to comprehensive DNA analysis, researchers have succeeded in...[more]


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