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Keynotes and panel discussion in Garching on June 23rd
Bioengineering Day: AI in medical applications
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in medicine to evaluate image data and assist doctors in making diagnoses. For which applications is AI already being used successfully today? How can risks be limited? Who will take responsibility for decisions based on AI? Experts from science, medicine and industry will discuss these and other questions at the Bioengineering Day on June 23rd at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) in Garching.
A new look at the brain’s immune system
Using organoids to learn about autism
Microglia cells, which play a major role in the immune system of the brain, are difficult to study. Researchers have now succeeded in modelling the development of the brain and its immune system using organoids. With these miniature models of groups of brain cells, they have investigated changes associated with a certain type of autism spectrum disorder. This approach can also be used to study other conditions.
Government funding for RNA research extended
TUM to participate in two new Collaborative Research Centers
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) has extended funding for the "Transregio" Collaborative Research Center "Non-coding RNA in the cardiovascular system" (TRR 267). The research project is being led by Technical University of Munich (TUM). In addition, two new projects for which TUM was an applicant university have been approved in the fields of quantum technology and medicine.
Doctoral candidates from the Sub-Sahara region conduct research in Munich
New exchange program TUM.Africa Talent launched
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is intensifying its collaboration with researchers from the Sub-Sahara region of Africa. Accordingly, the TUM.Africa Talent program has been launched together with partner university Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. The program will give doctoral candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to work at TUM together with doctoral candidates of the hosting institutes and research groups. In addition, a long-term network will be established.
German Federal Minister for Transport Wissing praises TUM Horyzn team at mobility conference
Drones and air taxis: The key to the air traffic revolution
Increased use of air-space is essential in the mobility of the future – at least according to the major players in the drone industry. During an expert conference held at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), guests from science, business and politics discussed the steps which will be necessary to pave the way for wide-scale use of air taxis and unmanned aircraft. In addition to Daniel Wiegand, co-founder of the TUM spin-off Lilium, and Dirk Hoke, CEO of the air taxi start-up Volocopter, German Federal Minister for Digital and Transport Dr. Volker Wissing also took part in the conference, promising to improve basic prerequisites for this development.
TUM celebrates next milestone for research reactor
Political support for conversion to Low Enriched Uranium
An important step in the future of the major research facility FRM II: The political sector has announced its support for conversion of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) research neutron source reactor to fuel elements based on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). The responsible Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts has announced its support for the plan. The decision was preceded by successful research at TUM on theoretical possibilities for conversion. Preparations for the new fuel's approval procedure have now been initiated.
Lower weight and significantly reduced aerodynamic drag
Highly efficient TUM electric car introduced
The latest competition car from student group TUfast Eco makes its debut. The new electric vehicle builds on previous successes and sets new standards in terms of efficiency. Lower weight, increased efficiency in individual components and significantly reduced aerodynamic drag distinguish the new model from its predecessor. The car will be put to the test in competition with other European student groups at the Shell Eco Marathon in May 2023.
Agriculture 2.0: TUM researchers produce important amino acid from greenhouse gas CO2
Artificial photosynthesis for environmentally friendly food production
Ensuring the supply of food to the constantly growing world population and protecting the environment at the same time are often conflicting objectives. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have successfully developed a method for the synthetic manufacture of nutritional protein using a type of artificial photosynthesis. The animal feed industry is the primary driver of high demand for large volumes of nutritional protein, which is also suitable for use in meat substitute products.
Munich Data Science Institute
Machine Learning for everyone
Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence now share a joint home at TUM: The Munich Data Science Institute, a research center and service facility for scientific projects. The Institute also trains the data scientists of tomorrow.
Research at the new Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosciences
Improving the lives of MS patients
The TUM scientists and physicians and the patients at the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosciences, to open in 2025, will share a common objective: Making life with multiple sclerosis better. Many open questions will be answered – for example why the illness has such a variety of forms, particularly in its initial stages, and how to stop nerve cell death in the later stages.
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