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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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12.04.2018

Innovation since 1868 – TUM celebrates its anniversary with ceremony

At the ceremony marking TUM's 150th anniversary German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier emphasized the societal responsibility of the sciences. (Image: A. Heddergott / TUM)

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addressed the 1200 invited guests at Munich's Residenz palace on the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebration of the founding of Technical University of Munich (TUM). He...[more]


11.04.2018

Why some beetles fly on alcohol – and how fungi help them doing so

An ambrosia beetle in its gallery with fungal garden visible as whitish coating. (photo: Gernot Kunz for Peter Biedermann / JMU)

The Ambrosia beetle looks specifically for drunken trees to nest. Now researchers have found out why he is doing this: it is due to his sophisticated agricultural system. The beetle optimises its harvest with alcohol as a...[more]


10.04.2018

A special beer for the anniversary: Students brew JubilaTUM

JubilaTUM is a hoppy bottom-fermented export-beer, which is produced for the anniversary year. (Photo: Uli Benz / TUM)

His recipe was developed especially for the anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM): the amber-coloured export-beer JubilaTUM. Under the direction of Dr. Johannes Tippmann from TUM-Forschungsbrauerei, students of...[more]


13.03.2018

Brown adipose tissue made transparent: Metabolic activity of brown adipose tissue easier to verify with new method

The new laser method MSOT represents brown fat. (Picture: G. Diot/ TUM)

Brown adipose tissue has played a key role in prevention research since its presence was first documented in adults. However, there was no non-invasive method of measuring its heat generation. A team at the Technical University...[more]


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