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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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Wood pellets: As oil prices rise, more and more wood is used for fuel (Photo: R. Rosin / TUM). 27.04.2015
Build or burn? Competition for wood on the rise: Study investigates impacts of the material and energetic utilization of wood

Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material – and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is driving competition for...[more]


23.04.2015
Novel mechanism for Crohn’s disease uncovered: Bacterial communities cause inflammation of the gut

Crohn’s disease is one of a family of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). While it has already been proven to have genetic causes, scientists have now shown that the presence of certain intestinal bacteria also plays a...[more]


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