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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.


TUM scientists develop method to prevent day-old chicks from being killed

[Translate to english:] Aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen müssen allein in Deutschland jedes Jahr rund 50 Millionen männliche Küken sterben. (Bild: iStockphoto/ Sunnybeach)

For economic reasons, around 50 million male chicks die every year in Germany because they do not lay eggs and provide poor meat. Several teams are looking for alternatives to stop the killing of day-old male chicks. Scientists...[more]


More than just a good flavor: Flavoring substances stimulate immune defenses

Saliva contains various antimicrobial molecules. (Picture: iStock/Cunaplus M. Faba)

Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team...[more]


Urban planning: Green spaces for a better climate

Green spaces are important for the urban climate. (image: iStock / shironosov)

Climate change will bring with it changes to our living conditions, particularly in densely populated areas. Trees, plants and green spaces can help to moderate temperatures and prevent flooding. So what can urban planners do to...[more]


The "TUM Jubilee Bridge": Building bridges on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan

Inauguration of the anniversary bridge (from left to right): Andreas Kronthaler, head construction director of the Freising State Building Authority, TUM Chancellor Albert Berger, TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Freising's Lord Mayor Tobias Eschenbacher, Minister of State Dr. Florian Herrmann MdL and District Administrator Josef Hauner

On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has a new building on the Life Science Campus Freising-Weihenstephan: the "TUM Jubilee Bridge". It leads along Thalhauser Straße and connects the...[more]

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