Biomedical imaging sciences aim at visualizing structural, functional and metabolic information from living organisms such as humans and animals. It plays an increasingly important role in basic science as well as clinical diagnostics of many disease areas such as oncology, neurology, and cardiology. Also disciplines like immunology or infectious diseases, which usually had no high affinity to imaging, exploit options how imaging can positively contribute to their research or clinical diagnosis. Imaging sciences are therefore a key driver in basic biological as well as clinical sciences.
The interdisciplinary nature of the ISC will integrate and be mutually beneficial to imaging sciences, histopathology, pharmacy and imaging probe development, systems biology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, metabolic imaging and omics. It hosts in its virtual structure leading institutes at Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart as well as the Max Planck Institutes of Biological Cybernetics and Intellligent Systems.
Main goal of the ISC is to converge the different imaging methologies, exploit their options at different scales based on the functional as well as metabolic processes they reveal.
The ISC Tübingen - Stuttgart serves as a national competence center for imaging sciences. Our comprehensive imaging facility is open for external users from academia and industry to perform experiments requiring imaging sciences e.g. in the field of drug development. Here at the ISC will be welcoming national, European and international collaboration partners.