TUM Corporate Research Centers on campus

TUM maintains its own Corporate Research Centers for highly specialist research. Two of these are located on the Weihenstephan campus. They conduct cutting-edge basic research as well as application-driven research in the field of life sciences - independently of the School and in close cooperation with industry.

World Agricultural Systems Center – Hans Eisenmann-Forum für Agrarwissenschaften (HEF)

Plants and animalssoil and water, ecology and economy - the research of the Hans Eisenmann-Forum ranges from the molecular and cellular level to practical field trials. The central institute links all TUM chairs and institutions with a focus on agricultural science.

The HEF provides technical expertise, offers a platform for communication and dialogue with the various areas of agribusiness and agricultural science, supports the transfer of knowledge to society through lecture events and symposia, and is the visible contact for agricultural science both inside and outside TUM.

Smart Rural Areas Data Infrastructure (SRADI)

TUM researchers rely on digitalization of agriculture. The SRADI platform provides comprehensive access to research data.

The Hans Eisenmann-Academy

An important interface for the transfer of knowledge between science, business, politics and society.

ZIEL – Institute for Food & Health

The ZIEL is concerned with human nutrition and researches biomedically relevant topics. The research focuses on the question of how nutrition in the form of food can influence human health. This involves both the prevention of diseases and the possibility of developing new therapeutic approaches and understanding causal relationships.

The clinical study unit and the platform for microbiome research make an important contribution to the ZIEL expertise. The ZIEL Academy's continuing education and events program promotes dialog between science, business and society.

Microbiome and Diabetes

Gut bacteria improve type 2 diabetes risk prediction, found the team of Prof. Dirk Haller in a study with over 4.000 subjects at the ZIEL Institute for Food & Health.


The ZIEL-Academy offers continuing education and events on current topics in nutrition science and research.

ZIP – Center for Infection Prevention

The ZIP is concerned with the question of how we will deal with antibiotic-resistant germs in the future, for which there are few or no effective treatment options. Five competence teams - microbiome, microbiology, immunology, technology and translation - are developing innovative strategies that keep resistant pathogens in check, control them in existing infections and prevent their spread.

The planned technology platform of the ZIP comprises the parts Cultureomics, Cellanalytics and Informatics and will translate new findings into prevention and therapy concepts.

In the fight against germs and pathogens

The ZIP will unite working groups from different research fields to address the urgent question of how we can counteract the colonization and infection of humans with antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria in the future.

Videoserie NewIn: Prof. Li Deng from the Microbiology/Microbiome Competence Team

As a new professor of Prevention of Microbial Diseases, Li Deng researches the prevention and cure of antibiotic resistance through personalized phage therapy.