Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important in research. Yet there are structures in place that make careers in science more difficult for interdisciplinary researchers, according to Ruth Müller, Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). In this interview, she talks about how existing hurdles could be overcome and how interdisciplinary research could be promoted in more sustainable ways.
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Researchers from Munich, Hamburg and Heidelberg have for the first time succeeded in conquering a chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a mouse model. The team showed in its publication, that T-cell therapy can provide a permanent cure. Up to now it has not been possible to fully control the virus.
Earnings of management board members of companies listed on the DAX exchange were 3.5 percent lower on average in 2018 than in the previous year. The companies have also linked executive compensation more closely to stock price performance. This was revealed in an annual study presented today by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and DSW, an advocacy group for private investors, at a news conference in Frankfurt.
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Prof. Joachim Frank was appointed Distinguished Affiliated Professor of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) yesterday. He also gave a ceremonial address and a lecture for students of his alma mater. Frank received his doctorate at TUM in 1970.
Yesterday five medium-sized companies received the "IKOM Award for Employers of the Future", an honor initiated by students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The companies were recognized for their responsible and sustainable business activities. The student group IKOM selects the winners together with TUM and the Bavarian Industry Association vbw.
The start-up kiutra is the first company in the world to have succeeded in developing a permanent magnetic cooling system to reach temperatures close to absolute zero. Such temperatures are, for example, required for the operation of quantum computers. The system was set up by a team of researchers from the Physics Department at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Natural killer cells are part of the innate immune system. Their role is to detect virus-infected cells and destroy them. When an infection is detected, a small subset of the most effective killer cells is identified and selectively expanded – as a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now been able to show for the first time. This could represent a simple and evolutionary ancient form of immunological memory.
Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, President of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has convened the advisory board for the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI). The Board, made up of six independent and renowned experts from the engineering and social sciences, will among other things be centrally involved in the selection of the institute’s research projects.
Using artificial intelligence, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in making the mass analysis of proteins from any organism significantly faster than before and almost error-free. This new approach is set to provoke a considerable change in the field of proteomics, as it can be applied in both basic and clinical research.
In order to find out which genes are responsible for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, scientists nowadays frequently resort to using machine-learning models. In order to give clinical researchers access to the latest algorithms, Prof. Julien Gagneur from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has set up a new repository called "Kipoi" in collaboration with scientists from other universities and research institutes.