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


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

1 June 2019 - 31 May 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 June 2019 - 31 May 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
601 168.54

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 30 8.03
Life Sciences 221 40.21
Chemistry 152 69.98
2 1.15
9 2.75
33 19.77
4 1.93
7 4.22
9 5.26
19 10.87
10 7.47
6 1.06
3 0.18
1 0.16
27 4.76
4 2.22
4 0.57
1 0.02
2 1.24
11 6.34
Physical Sciences 262 60.57

Highlight of the month

Protein atlas of model plant now available

© CasarsaGuru/Getty

© CasarsaGuru/Getty

Researchers now have a quantitative atlas of the expression, modification and interactions of proteins in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

A. thaliana’s genome was sequenced two decades ago and its genetics have been extensively studied, leading to great advances in our understanding of plant biology. But much less is known about its proteome.

The new atlas, developed by a team led by researchers at the Technical University of Munich, was constructed using a combination of mass spectroscopy and RNA sequencing. It incorporates the levels of genetic transcripts and proteins across different tissues.

Using the database, the researchers discovered that the range of protein-expression levels vary by a million-fold. They also identified a variation in protein-to-transcript abundance levels that points towards differences in the efficiency of translation or the stability of transcripts or proteins.

This resource, which is available online for free, will help researchers better understand the biological processes in plants through investigating individual proteins and their role in pathways.

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  1. Nature 578, 409–414 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2094-2

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1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 40.19% Domestic
  • 59.81% 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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