Despite myriad precautionary measures, virus-contaminated aerosols still pose a serious problem indoors. An invisible protective wall of UV-C light developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the LMU University Hospital Munich could provide a solution and reliably curb the spread of viruses and other pathogens in rooms in the future while allowing total freedom of movement.
In liberal-leaning municipalities, there is an increased probability of far-right demonstrations in the wake of unexpectedly strong election results by right-wing populists. This is one of the insights from an investigation based on electoral results of the AfD party in Germany. The study reveals a surprise effect on the part of people who previously believed that their attitudes were less socially acceptable.
Maria Matveev sees educational inequality as an enormous problem. The mathematics student has joined forces with fellow students to establish Lern-Fair, a platform to help disadvantaged pupils. It has already paired up 15,000 learning tandems – and many more volunteers are still needed.
The Ghanaian student Gifty Baffour Awuah has a strong desire to promote intercultural understanding. This has inspired her interest in learning all she can about other healthcare systems. In recognition of her outstanding work in the Health Science master’s program at the Technical University of Munich, she has now been honored with the DAAD prize.
Prof. Dr. med. Tilo Biedermann and Dr. Nada Sissouno have been awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching at public universities in Bavaria. Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Bernd Sibler honored the physician and the mathematician at the suggestion of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Discuss the climate, become a research professional at the university library, do something against potential procrastination: Current offers, dates and suggestions for our students at the turn of the year 2021/22.
For cardiac arrest victims, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. It’s vital that medical emergency response teams get to them quickly, but in more remote, rural areas this can sometimes be difficult. “HORYZN” is an initiative of students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and has developed a remote-controlled, AI-supported rescue drone with a defibrillator on board for just such emergencies.
Vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been made possible by an unprecedented worldwide collaboration. But medications against Covid-19 have as yet seen only partial success. With the support of the Bavarian Research Foundation, a Munich research team has developed a protein which has reliably prevented infection by the virus and its variants in cell culture tests.
A method to shed unprecedented views into skin diseases: that was the goal when the INNODERM project was launched in 2016 under the leadership of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). It has yielded a novel imaging modality that can see deeper and with higher discrimination beneath the skin surface than any competing method today. The project has now been chosen as the winner of the European Commission’s 2021 ECS Innovation Award.
The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art is offering 500 vaccinationa against the corona virus without prior registration on Monday, December 13, starting at 10 am. The appointment, which is part of the Hi!A Festival for Art and Research in Bavaria, will take place at the Pinakothek der Moderne in the immediate vicinity of TUM's main campus.