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  • Co-author Prof. Burkhard Rost in the Department of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich. Image: Juli Eberle / ediundsepp / TUM

    The proteins of Covid-19

    15 September 2021 | Machine learning assisted structure analysis reveals SARS-CoV-2 virus tactics

  • Lined on the inside with virus-binding molecules, nano shells made of DNA material bind viruses tightly and thus render them harmless. Image: Elena-Marie Willner / DietzLab

    Hollow nano-objects made of DNA could trap viruses and render them harmless

    The virus trap

    15 July 2021 | To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method. 

  • First author Benedikt Buchmann at the microscope. Through time-resolved observation of the cells, the research team was able to investigate the interactions between the organoid cells and the surrounding collagen in detail. Image: M. Kratzer / TUM

    Organoids help understand the complex interactions of cells and tissue

    Mechanical stimuli influence organ growth

    13 July 2021 | In addition to chemical factors, mechanical influences play an important role in the natural growth of human organs – but also in the development of tumors. Now a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated the process in detail using organoids, three-dimensional model systems of organs which are produced in the laboratory.

  • Franz Pfeiffer during his talk (Image: Direct Conversion https://directconversion.com/2021/05/23/highlights-york-haemisch-from-the-covid-19-inflammation-and-molecular-imaging-workshop)

    Highlights on Covid-19 Diagnostics

    18 June 2021 | MSB-Director Franz Pfeiffer’s talk on Covid-19 diagnostics at a workshop organized by Direct Conversion

  • “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.