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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.



Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood

Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and hence taking away the key ingredient in...[more]


Supervisory Award 2018: Weihenstephan’s Top 3

This year, the Supervisory Award was held for the first time at the TUM. This prize, which honours particularly good supervision of doctoral students, is awarded by the TUM Graduate Council, the convent of doctoral students at...[more]


Alzheimer's disease and diabetes: Hope for inhibitors against amyloid plaques

Effective therapeutics to counteract the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes are not yet available. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a little bit closer to a...[more]


ERC Starting Grants for projects in Biochemistry and Neuroscience: European success for "MaxPlanck@TUM"

Three researchers from the "MaxPlanck@TUM" program will receive funding from the European Research Council (ERC), among the Julijana Gjorgjieva, Professor for Computational Neuroscience at the TUM School of Life Sciences...[more]

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