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Today’s challenges – Tomorrow's research and teaching

The 21st century faces numerous challenges: global warming, population explosion, food security and dwindling fossil fuel reserves are the crises of our time. Addressing these challenges will require cutting-edge research – both fundamental and applied. As a discipline encompassing this entire spectrum of issues, from food production to the supply of biogenetic raw materials through to the preservation of livable environments, the life sciences will play a leading role in these efforts.



Butterfly numbers down by two thirds - High-intensity agriculture reduces number of butterfly species in adjacent areas

Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of that number. These are...[more]


The distinction between absolute and relative stability

In agriculture, it is not only yield that counts, But also the stability of yields over several years. A meta-analysis by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Agroscope in Zurich has investigated how organic...[more]


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch is first woman at the head of the German Society for Horticultural Sciences (DGG)

On the eve of the International Women's Day, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch was elected as President of the DGG at the 53rd annual conference of the DGG in Berlin. That is the first time a woman takes DGG’s helm in its almost...[more]

European Union supports proteomics research - Ten million euro for access to European proteomics facilities

The European Union has awarded 10 million euro to a consortium of eighteen European research groups in the field of mass spectrometry based proteomics research throughout Europe. The European Proteomics Initiative Consortium...[more]

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