World first for Bavaria: Official opening of TUM’s Beverage Research Center

Trying the "kefirade" drink: Prof. Rudi Vogel (Chair of Technical Microbiology), TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, State Minister of Sciences, Research and the Arts (left to right). (Picture: A. Heddergott/TUM)

The recently inaugurated research facility is the first of its kind in the world. Scientists from both natural sciences and engineering will use the high-tech laboratories of the “International Beverage Research Center...[more]


TUM Systems Biologist tackles fundamental questions of life

How are different protein molecules working together in the human body? And what role does the complex manner in which they are being produced play for human diseases? In collaboration with scientists in Canada and Japan, Dr....[more]


How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety: Olive oil makes you feel full

Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. More and more people are choosing “light” products in an attempt to lose weight, or at least in the hope that they will not gain any pounds. But whether these products are...[more]


Study reveals new avenues: Improving climate protection in agriculture

Agriculture is responsible for around ten to twelve percent of all greenhouse gases attributable to human activities. This raises the question of how these emissions could be reduced. A recent study has investigated – for the...[more]


Bilayer structural makeup of biomembranes: Pathway for membrane building blocks

Biomembranes consist of a mosaic of individual, densely packed lipid molecules. These molecules are formed inside the cells. But how do these building blocks move to the correct part of the membrane? Researchers from Technische...[more]


Breeding by genetic profile: DNA analysis helps prevent disease in animals

Fleckvieh cattle are a common sight in Bavaria, easily recognized by their brown back, white head and white tail tip. In Africa and South America the strength of the sun’s rays at those latitudes poses a particular risk of...[more]

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