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HEF member, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schusser, belongs to the "Top 40 under 40" - business magazine Capital honours young talents

[December 2019] For the twelfth time, the business magazine "Capital" has chosen the "Young Elite - the TOP 40 under 40" in 2019. In this ranking, 40 talents under 40 years of age from four areas - science and society, management, politics and state, and entrepreneurship - are honored. This year, Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schusser, Professor of Biotechnology of Reproduction, is also among the winners.

Prof. Schusser (*1980) researches the immune system of the domestic chicken. His work focuses on the creation of genetically modified chickens to study the chicken's immune system. His research focuses on the development of the learned immune system on the one hand and on the function of the immune system in the context of infectious diseases on the other.

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HEF members are among the most cited scientists worldwide

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Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (TUM Chair of Soil Science)

Prof. Dr. Michael Schloter (TUM Honorary Professor, Helmholtz Centre Munich)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser (TUM Chair of Terrestrial Ecology)

The most cited scientists worldwide - Nine TUM professors in the "Highly Cited Researchers" ranking

Nine TUM researchers are among the world's most respected scientific minds. This is shown by the new edition of the ranking "Highly Cited Researchers", for which citations in scientific publications were evaluated.

In their publications, scientists refer to the most important articles that have appeared so far on the respective topic. The frequency of citations is therefore a good indicator of research quality. In order to identify the "Highly Cited Researchers", the US company Clarivate Analytics evaluates its "Web of Science" database, which covers a broad spectrum of scientific publications.

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Max Schönleutner-Medal for Präsident Herrmann

The long-time president of the TUM, Professor Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, received the Max Schönleutner Medal at the 10th anniversary of the Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft Weihenstephan (MSGW). Gern Sonnleitner, former president of the Bavarian, German and European Farmers' Associations, was also awarded the medal. TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann emphasized the importance of agricultural sciences in his speech.

"The Max Schönleutner Gesellschaft Weihenstephan and the TUM have always had the same goal in common: to promote future-oriented research and education and innovative talents in agricultural and horticultural sciences," explained President Hofmann.

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Präsident Thomas F. Hofmann [Foto U.Benz/TUM]
v.l. Florian Herrmann (MdL), Wolfgang A. Herrmann (TUM), Gerd Sonnleitner (BBV), Josef Bosch (MSGW), Thomas F. Hofmann (TUM), Klaus J. Lutz ( BayWa), Walter Heidl (BBV) [Foto: U.Benz/TUM]
v.l. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (TUM), Gerd Sonnleitner (BBV) [Foto: U.Benz/TUM]

Federal President presents German Environmental Prize - Soil researcher Kögel-Knabner is honoured

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, holder of the Chair of Soil Science at the Technical University of Munich, investigates how the organic substance forms and composes in soils.
Through her research, she is a pioneer in environmental protection.

The Tagesschau reports on the awarding of the most valuable environmental prize in Europe and portrays the winners.
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Hans Eisenmann-Academy: Public Lecture Series

Whether you are from science, industry, practice or simply interested in the topic - the HEF Academy's public lecture series offers you interesting lectures from various areas of agricultural science and economics.

All dates are free of charge and without registration.  

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