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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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The common restharrow or Ononis repens is a host plant for the insect Macrotylus paykulli, which feeds on its sap. (Photo: Ekkehard Wachmann) 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]


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