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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.


Experimental plots with mixed stands of Douglas fir-European beech in Bavarian lowlands . (Photo: Leonhard Steinacker/ TUM) 14.10.2016
Forest Management Yields Higher Productivity through Biodiversity: Big Data Publication in "Science" Verifies Forest Biodiversity as a Key Factor for Forest Yields

Scientists have conducted the first worldwide study of biodiversity and its impact on the productivity of forests. Data from more than 770,000 observation points from 44 countries were evaluated for this purpose. The samples...[more]

The Sequence Read Archive, a public database for deposition of sequences, currently stores over 100,000 gene sequence datasets which previously could not be evaluated in their whole. (Photo: Fotolia/ Dreaming Andy) 06.10.2016
Big data processing enables worldwide bacterial analysis: New bioinformatics tool for searching sequencing data

Sequencing data from biological samples such as the skin, intestinal tissues, or soil and water are usually archived in public databases. This allows researchers from all over the globe to access them. However, this has led to...[more]

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