CRISPR/Cas has revolutionized research – primarily in the fields of medicine and plant cultivation. With this molecular biological method, it is possible to make specific changes to DNA with little effort. This semester, LMU scholars from the new CAS Research Focus "CRISPR/Cas" will report on the consequences of this new technique for their daily research and the related fundamental changes in their entire research field. Also in preparation is the CAS Research Focus "Materiality – Museology – Knowledge" led by the ethnologist Philipp Schorch and the archaeologist Ruth Bielfeldt. The unique feature of this cooperation is the intensive exchange with several Munich museums, including "Pinakothek der Moderne", "Museum Fünf Kontinente" and "Biotopia".