Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Technische Universität München (TUM)


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Portrait: Technical University of Munich – 150 Years culture of excellence

1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Technical University of Munich (TUM) published between 1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
632 164.30

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Life Sciences 249 45.96
Physical Sciences 285 62.25
Earth & Environmental Sciences 25 7.12
Chemistry 150 61.91

Highlight of the month

Forecasting the future state of cells with AI

© MR.Cole_Photographer/Getty

© MR.Cole_Photographer/Getty

AI modelling of gene dynamics in single cells could be used to predict how individual cells will develop.

RNA velocity is the speed at which the expression of each gene in a cell is increasing or decreasing at a given moment. Conventional single-cell sequencing methods measure it only from static snapshots, limiting its use for predicting how a cell will develop.

Now, a team led by researchers at the Technical University of Munich has created an open-access AI model called scVelo to estimate the RNA velocity of dynamic biological systems.

They used machine learning methods to teach scVelo the likelihood of every possible way a gene could act at any point during a cell’s development. The team used scVelo to analyse cell development in the mouse pancreas and in regenerating human lung tissues.

scVelo could be used to study cellular responses to disease progression and cancer treatment.

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  1. Nature Biotechnology 38, 1408–1414 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0591-3

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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 41.04% Domestic
  • 58.96% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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