The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is appointing new vice presidents in two important fields of action: Angelika Görg, professor emerita for proteomics, will be TUM's first Vice President Compliance. The new Vice President Entrepreneurship is Helmut Schönenberger, honorary professor and CEO of TUM’s affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation.
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Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods of up to several days. The active agents inside the active droplets are released at a constant rate, decreasing the risk of over- or underdosage.
With leading local representatives and TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann in attendance, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presented their trailblazing work on robot assistants at the User and Research Center for Geriatronics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In times of demographic change and an ageing population, their work is bringing technical support systems for dignified and autonomous living in old age within reach. The aim is to establish a “geriatronics campus” as an international reference center. It will bring together under one roof modern research and teaching with new nursing care and residential concepts for the third and fourth stages of ageing.
People receiving end-of-life care are usually cut off from the outside world in their hospice rooms. Architecture students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed new concepts for an inner-city hospice. The goal is to enable dying residents to participate in everyday life.
In his address at the TUM Speakers Series former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on students to put pressure on governments to collaborate globally. He emphatically warned against nuclear armament and the impact of climate change.
Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. Munich-based scientists have now investigated the molecular mechanisms in the cytoskeleton necessary for this and revealed potential evolutionary paths.
The storm "Sabine" paralyses large areas of traffic throughout Germany and also makes it difficult for many students to get to the exams. For this reason, all exams that were planned for today (February 10, 2020) at the locations of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be postponed to other dates.
In a joint large-scale project, Munich scientists from proteomics, computer science and medicine investigate the causes of disorders of the central nervous system, how they can be diagnosed and how treatment response can be monitored. To this end, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides funding of 6 million euros to set up a clinical mass spectrometry center in Munich (CLINSPECT-M) for an initial period of three years.
Extreme dry spells, shorter spring periods: Groundwater tables in Germany are declining. Prof. Jörg E. Drewes of the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) explains why the use of purified wastewater effluents could be a solution to future potable water shortages.
Are bees dying of malnourishment? Professor Sara Diana Leonhardt examines the interactions between plants and insects with her work group at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. Using behavioral experiments, her team analyzes how bumble bees evaluate the quality of food sources and how foods of various qualities affect their well-being.