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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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Prof. Ruedi Fries (right) und Dr. Hubert Pausch monitor sequence data of breeding cattle. (Picture: U. Benz / TUM) 22.07.2014
Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds

An international collaboration known as the "1000 bull genomes project" aims to accelerate breeding for desired traits in beef and dairy cattle while also improving animal health and welfare. Results of the project's first phase...[more]


26.06.2014
Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

Does organic farming foster biodiversity? The answer is yes, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international...[more]


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