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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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05.12.2018

TUM scientists among the world's most influential researchers

Six scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) rank among the world's most influential minds in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and life sciences. Their names can be found in the latest "Highly Cited...[more]


29.11.2018

Gut microbiome research receives German Research Foundation support - New Collaborative Research Center at TUM

What interactions exist between the composition of the microbiome in the digestive tract and its diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease or colon cancer? The new Collaborative Research Center "Microbiome Signatures –...[more]


28.11.2018

The secret of brown trout dying uncovered: The virus detectives

Every summer in Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, tons of brown trout perish. An interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered the culprit of the mysterious dying afflicting...[more]


28.11.2018

Munich student team develops new production method for viruses that attack bacteria

Bacteria that become resistant to known antibiotics are on rise. A team of students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) have developed a new method to produce bacteriophages, the...[more]


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