As part of his doctoral research, Frédéric Lapierre works on creating and improving culture media for biocementing bacteria—which could yield sustainable applications for the construction industry and environmental engineering.
At the HM, Professor Pohlmann and his team are using innovative technologies and approaches to bring back memories to dementia suffers and provide support to their families and caregivers.
At the HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, a model project on recycled concrete shows how demolished buildings can literally take on new forms.
Researchers at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (SNSB-ZSM), the LMU and Hochschule München have discovered that the web-footed gecko Pachydactylus rangei from Namibia fluoresces neon-green under UV light in a stripe along its flank and around its eye. These markings, best visible from the perspective of a gecko, presumably serve as a means to recognise geckos in the Namib desert. In their study, the researchers showed that this fluorescence is produced by iridophores (special pigment cells). The mechanism, as well as the brightness of the fluorescence, are unique and unprecedented among terrestrial vertebrates. The study was published today in the journal Scientific Reports.