TUM School of Life Sciences

  • “Microorganisms awakened the researcher in me”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Karl-Heinz Schleifer

    “Microorganisms awakened the researcher in me”

  • “I don’t wait around, I just start my projects”

    Environmental activist Franziska Weißörtel

    “I don’t wait around, I just start my projects”

    Standing still is not her thing: Franziska Weißörtel is a real bundle of energy. Since adolescence, the TUM Master’s student has been enthusiastic about environmental issues. As such, she has launched several sustainability projects in Africa and India.

  • “Since my studies, I’ve been fascinated with the topic of water”

    Environmental protection expert Lilian Busse

    “Since my studies, I’ve been fascinated with the topic of water”

    Dr. Lilian Busse wants to protect the largest ecosystem on earth: water. The biologist already laid down the groundwork for this during her studies at the TUM. After many years working on water conservation in the US, she now holds a leading position at the German Federal Environment Agency.

  • “Do not be afraid to take risks”

    Hidden Champion Paul Wimmer

    “Do not be afraid to take risks”

    TUM turned Dr. Ing. Paul Wimmer into an enthusiastic crop farmer. He then went on to found a private agricultural research lab. AGROLAB is now a European market leader. Here Paul Wimmer reveals the secrets to his success.

  • “The entire world was my laboratory”

    TUM Emerita of Excellence Angelika Görg

    “The entire world was my laboratory”

    Originally, Angelika Görg only wanted to come to TUM for two years to do her PhD. She stayed all her life. As a pioneer in the research of Proteomics, she has received many awards and she found recognition worldwide.

  • “I am always curious to experience and understand new things”

    Entrepreneur Georg Prinz zur Lippe

    “I am always curious to experience and understand new things”

    After completing his doctorate at TUM, Professor Georg Prinz zur Lippe lived in Munich and led a non-aristocratic life. Then he decided to buy back the former family castle and its winery near Meissen.

  • “As a Weihenstephan graduate, I have worldwide contacts”

    Beer sommelier Sandra Ganzenmüller

    “As a Weihenstephan graduate, I have worldwide contacts”

    In Sandra Ganzenmüller's life, almost everything revolves around food PR, healthy nutrition and the latest trends in food and beverages. This is what the graduate in Ecotrophology and TUM Alumna became self-employed and successful with in Munich.

  • “The variety of our experience took us a long way”

    The Reimanns: A TUM Family

    “The variety of our experience took us a long way”

    Deep in brewing country, their passion for wine-making brought them together. Since then, Anna and Stephan Reimann have operated their own winery, “Cantzheim”, on the Saar. Everything began studying horticulture at TUM.

  • “If you don’t set an example, no one will take you seriously”

    Top Manager Dr. Eberhard Veit

    “If you don’t set an example, no one will take you seriously”

    Dr Eberhard Veit wrote his doctoral dissertation on robot vacuum cleaners – a vision in 1999 that is today reality in many homes. As a top manager, he is responsible for realizing ideas within firms such as Kärcher and Festo. A simple recipe lies behind his success.