In response to the continued spread of the virus and the Federal and Bavarian government measures to limit contact among the public, the TUM Board of Management decided to extend the university’s restricted operations, for the time being, until 17 April 2020 at midnight. Current regulations will continue to apply for all TUM locations. For the most recent information on restrictions, please refer to the information at www.tum.de/en/corona.
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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.
Researchers at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have developed a novel therapeutic approach to cure chronic hepatitis B. The scientists found that the large amount of hepatitis B virus proteins expressed in the liver prevents the body's immune system to defeat the virus. Knocking down the expression of the virus’ proteins may enable a successful therapeutic vaccination.
Ban Ki-moon, who served as the Secretary General of the United Nations from 2007 until 2016, will take the stage at the TUM Speakers Series on February 14. He will talk with students about "Global Solutions for Global Challenges – The Need to Defend Multilateralism in 2020". Tickets will be allocated by lottery. The event will be streamed live online.
In cooperation with the St. Elisabeth Clinic in Straubing, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and TUM's University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar are organizing a new degree course on patient safety. In addition to its TUM Campus for Biotechnology and Sustainability, TUM is strengthening its commitment to Straubing as a science hub that is bridging the gap between science and medicine.
The objectives of the Bavarian government's Hightech Agenda Bayern program, among others, will be to provide support for new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). At the invitation of the Bavarian Minister President, representatives from the worlds of research, education and industry gathered today at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Quantum computers will make current security mechanisms vulnerable to new types of cyber attacks – this is a problem for chip cards as well as for complex technological systems like networked vehicles or industrial control systems. In the research project Aquorypt, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will work with researchers and industry partners to develop new protective measures for the age of quantum computing.
Can the biodiversity of ecosystems be considered a factor of production? A group of researchers under the direction of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are studying the economic benefits that farmers and foresters can obtain by focusing on several species instead of just one. The benefits that biodiversity brings to society are also being studied in an extensive literature review.