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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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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]


16.09.2014
Good networkers make prime targets: Pathogens specifically target multi-function proteins

Proteins form either small or large networks to perform their functions. How these protein networks are subverted by pathogens, has been investigated on a plant model by a research team headed by Technische Universität München...[more]


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