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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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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]


21.03.2019

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]


18.03.2019

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]


12.03.2019

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]


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