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  • “The Cut and Restore protein trick”. Image: Barth van Rossum

    The Cut and Restore Protein Trick: Self-excising designer proteins report isoform expression

    8 June 2021 | Our proteome is much bigger than our genome because one gene produces several variants of proteins called protein isoforms, whose disbalance is implicated in many diseases. A new bioengineered reporter system developed at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich now allows for the first time to follow protein isoform expression over time in live cells. 

  • Medical diagnostics algorithm identifies pneumonia in paediatric x-ray images

    New AI technology protects privacy

    25 May 2021 | AI algorithms can support medical personnel in diagnosing illnesses. However, to train these algorithms, a precious good warranting careful protection must be accessed: medical data. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a technology that ensures that patients’ personal data are protected in the training of algorithms.

  • Research Group receives Medical Valley Award

    07 May 2021 | For their project on developing novel probes for objective hearing-screenings an interdisciplinary research team with participation of researchers from MSB received the Medical Valley Award.

  • ERC Advanced Grants will provide funding for ground-breaking research projects at TUM. These include a digital lung model that could represent a decisive step toward personalized medicine. Image: Jakob Richter / Ebenbuild / TUM

    EU funding for cutting-edge research

    27 April 2021 |  Four ERC Advanced Grants for TUM scientists. Two of them for the MSB-PIs Hendrik Dietz and Wolfgang Wall. 

  • Jakob Lingg working on his laser scanning microscope to acquire dynamics with high spatiotemporal resolution deep in living tissue (Image: Jakob Lingg)

    From Astrophysics to Bioengineering

    22 April 2021 | In an interview, doctoral candidate Jakob Lingg talks about his unusual path to his doctoral project, interdisciplinary character in the everyday world of research and the unique aspects of the Graduate Center BioEngineering (GCB). 

  • Prof. Thomas Misgeld is the director at the TUM Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology and coordinator for the SyNergy Cluster of Excellence. Image: ediundsepp

    Inflammation causes cerebral cortex dysfunction in multiple sclerosis

    Immune cells attack synapses

    27 January 2021 | Damage to the brain gray matter plays an important role in the progression of multiple sclerosis. A team of neuroscientists has now shown that the cause are inflammatory responses that lead to synapse loss, reducing neuronal activity. 

  • Gordon Cheng, Professor for Cognitive Systems, wants to dig deeper in understanding how the brain works. Image: Astrid Eckert / TUM

    “The machine as an extension of the body”

    15 December 2020 | Prof. Gordon Cheng, Professor for Kognitive Systems at TUM and MSB-PI, talks about the challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience in an interview. 

  • Prof. Karampinos and members of his research group (Image: private)

    Dimitrios Karampions is awarded the TUM Supervisory Award 2020

    4 December 2020 | Dimitrios Karampinos, Professor for Experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging at TUM and Principal Investigator at MSB was award the TUM Supervisory award 2020 for outstanding supervision and education of his doctoral candidates in yesterday’s virtual Dies Academicus.

  • Scientists of the TUM are conducting laboratory and computer research on the classification and therapy of Covid-19. Image: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

    The Bavarian Research Foundation is funding five research projects on Covid-19

    Fighting corona with machine learning

    16 October 2020 | The Bavarian Research Foundation is funding five research projects on Covid-19 at TUM, including one project of MSB-PI Marcus Makowski