Imaging Sciences

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.

Mission of the Imaging Science Center (ISC)

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.

Service platform ISC

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.

Professorship (W2) of Functional and Metabolic Brain Imaging

(endowed by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung)

The Faculty of Medicine at the University in Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for a position in the Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy.

The professorship intends to promote our major research activities in the fields of imaging, neuroscience, medical engineering and medical physics at the Medical Faculty, University of Tübingen. In addition, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the faculty’s teaching program.

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Summer School 2019 "Converging Imaging and Systems Medicine"


The summer school is intended to provide an in-depth training of early-stage researchers to gain a cross-disciplinary knowledge within the fields of multiparametric imaging, histopathology, liquid biopsy, imaging omics and systems medicine.

Improve your skills in:
● Macroscopic/Microscopic Imaging
● Systems Medicine
● Omics
● Data Integration

Save the date:
20 - 24 May 2019, Castle Ringberg, Germany

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Professor Bernd Pichler new member of the Leopoldina

Professor Bernd Pichler, radiologist at the University Hospital of Tübingen and head of the Werner Siemens Imaging Center (WSCI), was elected a member of the Leopoldina in July. The membership is an award for his scientific achievements

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