Excellence and Commitment - Research for One Health

Interdisciplinary project teams at the TUM School of Life Sciences explore highly topical issues in the field of life sciences.

Good health means global health. For the TUM School of Life Sciences, “One Health” is the mission to improve global health on our planet. Climate change, population growth and dwindling resources as well as the related challenge of food security require real innovations. Only if the interactions between humans, animals, plants, microorganisms, soil and the environment are fully functional can the world remain healthy and viable into the future.

Scientists from various disciplines are therefore cooperating and collaborating at the TUM School of Life Sciences. Their interdisciplinary research includes topics from the fields of living environments, agriculture and forestry, food and nutrition as well as molecular health. This research generates a wealth of knowledge for creating the best possible living and development conditions on earth.

Whether it is cells, organisms or ecosystems, the researchers of the TUM School of Life Sciences have all levels in view. They aim to recognize interrelationships, link new findings and discoveries, and thus create a systemic approach towards a healthy future on our planet.

Interdisciplinary research at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

In the spirit of the "One Health" idea, interdisciplinary research is carried out at the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Interdisciplinary research teams collaborate in the following fields:

Gain insights into the interdisciplinary research and work topics in our brochure TUM School of Life Sciences - Working for One Health (german, english, pdf, 8 MB).

Research Networks at the TUM School of Life Sciences

More than 70 professors at the TUM School of Life Sciences work in three research departments according to their specialist subjects or criteria related to scientific research methodology.

An extensive network of research institutes cooperates closely with the departments.

The TUM corporate reseach centers which have settled on the campus Weihenstephan are dedicated respectively to an individual theme focus and also include other departments of TUM.

Research News

Research, Award, Top-News | 19.01.2021 Highly endowed EU grants for research at TUM - ERC announces five prestigious Consolidator Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded five Consolidator Grants to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The recipients will use the funding to pursue research in quantum computers, sustainable aluminum...[more]

Research | 19.01.2021 Artificial intelligence decodes the development of plant tissue - Cellular composition of the Arabidopsis ovule shown in 3D for the first time

3D representation of the model plant

A team of researchers from the TUM School of Life Sciences has analyzed the complete cellular composition of the ovule of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana for the first time. To do so, they used state-of-the-art microscopy...[more]

Research | 30.11.2020 On the trail of the genetic code - Overlapping gene found in SARS-CoV-2

Deciphering the gene structure of the corona virus is an exciting task.

Viruses are infectious organic structures that spread by transmission and can only multiply within a suitable host cell. To understand how new viruses are created, it is necessary to determine the position of the individual genes...[more]

Future Research – Effects of climate change on the forest ecosystem

Embark on an exciting journey into the future with the valORTree project at the TUMmesa research infrastructure!

Events for researchers at the Weihenstephan campus

Colloquium Molecular Mechanisms of Agronomic Traits

Colloquium "Molecular Mechanisms of Agronomic Traits":

  • Prof. Dr. Simon Krattinger (King Abdullah University, SA)
  • Genomic innovation to harness genetic diversity in cereal crops.
  • Host: Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr