How plants defend themselves - Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now...[more]


Butterfly numbers down by two thirds - High-intensity agriculture reduces number of butterfly species in adjacent areas

Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of that number. These are...[more]


The distinction between absolute and relative stability

In agriculture, it is not only yield that counts, But also the stability of yields over several years. A meta-analysis by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Agroscope in Zurich has investigated how organic...[more]


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch is first woman at the head of the German Society for Horticultural Sciences (DGG)

On the eve of the International Women's Day, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch was elected as President of the DGG at the 53rd annual conference of the DGG in Berlin. That is the first time a woman takes DGG’s helm in its almost...[more]

European Union supports proteomics research - Ten million euro for access to European proteomics facilities

The European Union has awarded 10 million euro to a consortium of eighteen European research groups in the field of mass spectrometry based proteomics research throughout Europe. The European Proteomics Initiative Consortium...[more]


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]

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