Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Sprachwahl

Welcome to the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan

Flash was not detected


Today’s challenges – research and teaching for the future

Challenges of the 21st century include global warming, population explosion, food security and dwindling fossil fuel reserves. Addressing these issues will require a combination of fundamental and applied research as well as interdisciplinary efforts scaling from molecules across organisms towards ecosystems. Accordingly, the faculty combines expertise in biosciences, biotechnology, agronomy, forestry, ecology, ecosystem management, nutrition, food sciences and life science engineering.

News

02.10.2014
On the scent of a wine’s bouquet: Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

The majority of wines are produced from around 20 different types of grape, all of which have their own typical aroma. This is due to the terpenes, a diverse category of chemical substances including cholesterol and estrogen....[more]


17.09.2014
Trees continue to grow at a faster rate: Study highlights forest growth trends from 1870 to the present

Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried...[more]


Quick links