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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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Grasslands full of flowers are not only beautiful they also provide many important services for humans. (Photo: Fotolia/ J. Fälchle) 17.08.2016
Flowering Meadows benefit Humankind: Greater biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services

The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in "Nature". More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, including the Technical University of...[more]


The picture shows the 76 different species included in the miBC collection, including 15 hitherto unknown taxa. (Source: Nature Microbiology) 11.08.2016
Study establishes the first public collection of bacteria from the intestine of mice: Mouse gut bacteria find a new home

Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and it is known that the communities of microbes in their intestine can have a significant impact on the research output. However, there is still...[more]


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