Vaccinations are an important factor in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. TUM students and staff can now be vaccinated without pre-registrationon campus in Munich and Garching at fixed dates in July and August.
Current Covid-19 news
Current news from TUM about Covid-19 and the coronavirus Sars-CoV2: How we are researching solutions, informing the public and advising politics, supporting society with our own initiatives - and how we are keeping university operations running during this pandemic.
People under the age of 60 who initially received a vaccine from AstraZeneca should be given an mRNA vaccine at their second appointment. This is recommended by the German Standing Committee on Vaccination. However, up until now, there were no data available to indicate to what extent the human organism would react to such a mix-and-match vaccination and start to form antibodies. A team of researchers has now proven that the antibody response is much stronger with the mix-and-match vaccine than with two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method. The strategy has already been tested against hepatitis and adeno-associated viruses in cell cultures. It may also prove successful against corona viruses.
Why have stock prices rebounded so quickly during the pandemic? What insights have researchers gained on capital markets during the crisis? In this interview, Prof. Christoph Kaserer gives a preview of his public Covid-19 Lecture that he will give online on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:15 pm.
The Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus can also affect the nervous system. Prof. Andrea Winkler and Prof. Paul Lingor, both from the Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technical University of Munich, will provide information about acute and chronic effects in an online lecture on Wednesday, July 7, 6:15 pm. In advance, they give a little insight in this interview.
During the continued progression of the Corona pandemic, rapid, inexpensive, and reliable tests will become increasingly important to determine whether people have the associated antibodies – either through infection or vaccination. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed such a rapid antibody test. It provides the result in only eight minutes; the aim is to further reduce the process time to four minutes.
An infection with Sars-CoV2 or a Corona vaccination - both can also have consequences for the skin. Prof. Tilo Biedermann, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergology at Klinikum rechts der Isar, will describe them and their causes in an online lecture on Wednesday, June 23, 6:15 pm. In advance, he gives a little insight in this interview.
Business closures, interrupted supply chains and massive subsidy programs, all in the midst of the digital transformation – What is the interim assessment for the corporate sector in terms of Corona? In an interview Prof. Gunther Friedl shares insights from his Covid-19 Lecture on the economic impacts of the pandemic. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, June 16, at 6:15 p.m.
Prof. Alexander Hübner and Prof. Clemens Thielen are conducting research on resource management and optimization processes at the TUM Campus Straubing. The topic has taken on decisive significance for the healthcare sector in the course of the pandemic. In an interview the two researchers share some insights on their Covid-19 lecture "Personnel Deployment and Bed Planning in the Hospital", to be held on June 9
How has the corona pandemic affected the dietary and exercise behavior and thus the weight of adults? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have investigated this question and found that about 40 percent of those surveyed have gained weight since the start of the pandemic and that slightly more than half of those surveyed have exercised less than they did before the corona crisis.
Prof. Janina Steinert, Professor for Global Health at TUM, presented the first representative survey on domestic violence in Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago. At the Covid-19 Lectures on May 19, Prof. Steinert and Prof. Heidi Stöckl of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will outline the developments observed since then. They will also explain which risk factors became more severe during the lockdowns. This interview offers a preview.