Mapping the human proteome
It has been more than a decade since the human genome was declared decoded. Since that time it has become clear that knowing the DNA only tells half of the story: Genes do provide the script, but the actors on the stage of life are the proteins. They execute the vast majority of biological processes in an organism. This presentation will describe the generation of the first draft of the human proteome with more than 18,000 mapped proteins and how this information can be utilized to understand the flow of biological information from genes to functions and how proteins work together. Proteomics will also play an important role in personalized medicine - the effects of i.e. cancer drugs depend on the patients' protein compositions.
- Symposium at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting (Feb 14, 10 am)
Proteomics: How Big Data Opens New Vistas in Personalized Medicine
- Magazine article in "Faszination Forschung: TUM Research Highlights"
- Video Decoding the Human Proteome (YouTube)
- TUM Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics
Seeing Earth in the "light" of gravity
Through the lens of Earth's gravitational field, scientists can image our planet in a way that is complementary to approaches that rely on light, magnetism, or seismic waves. They can determine the speed of ocean currents from space, monitor rising sea level and melting ice sheets, uncover hidden features of continental geology, even peer into the convection machine that drives plate tectonics.
- Symposium at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting (Feb 14, 1.30 pm):
Seeing Earth in the 'Light' of Gravity: New Views Through Satellite Geodesy
- First harvest of research based on the final GOCE gravity model (Press release Nov 26, 2014)
- Article in the research magazine "Faszination Forschung" (PDF 750 KB)
- Institute of Physical and Astronomical Geodesy at Technische Universität München
- ESA: GOCE Mission Science Overview