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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.

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06.02.2014
Cross-species analysis provides new insights into the hereditary transmission of type 2 diabetes: Error in DNA regulation increases risk of developing diabetes

Many diseases are closely linked to our DNA. Uncovering these connections could help answer some fundamental questions about diseases such as why some people get cancer while others do not or what makes some people susceptible to...[more]


08.01.2014
Carbon content in soil influences climate models: Climate change: How does soil store CO2?

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere*. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a...[more]


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