The Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy is one of five Departments within the Radiology at the University Hospital Tübingen (UKT).

Herein, the Werner Siemens Imaging Center funded by the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation has evolved from a small laboratory into a leading international imaging science center over the last 10 years. The interdisciplinary nature of our team is mirrored in the variety of research areas covered by the Werner Siemens Imaging Center.

We invite you to screen our web pages to learn about our research and the fascinating options that preclinical and molecular imaging offers.

New Professorship on Radiochemistry and Imaging Probe Development: Welcome Prof. Dr. Anna Junker

We are happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Anna Junker as new Professor in our department. Starting from January 2024 she will lead the Radiochemistry and Imaging Probe Development group located within the WSIC. As part of the iFIT Cluster of Excellence she will focus on the development of novel ligands and inhibitors for various oncologically relevant G-protein coupled receptors, ion channels and enzymes as well as further development of these ligands and inhibitors into imaging probes. 

WSIC receives funding in the European IMAGIO research consortium

The European research consortium IMAGIO "Imaging and Advanced Guidance for workflow optimization in Interventional Oncology" is funded with 24 million euros by the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI). The consortium consists of up to 30 partner organizations, ranging from hospitals and research institutions to companies from the healthcare sector. The three Tübingen institutions involved in IMAGIO are the Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy (Prof. Dr. Bernd Pichler), the Department of Medical Oncology and Pneumology (Prof. Dr. Lars Zender) and the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging (Prof. Dr. Christian la Fougère).

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Habilitation successful:
Congratulations to PD Dr. Nicolas Bézière

Our colleague, Dr. Nicolas Bézière, head of the Infection & Inflammation group, successfully defended his habilitation on 03.07.2023. The topic of his habilitation thesis was "Molecular Imaging of Inflammation" and the topic of the defense talk was "Senescence imaging: a new window into pathologies". Congratulations PD. Dr. Nicolas Bézière!

WSIC receives 18.4 million euros in funding from the Werner Siemens Foundation

The Werner Siemens Imaging Center (WSIC) at the Radiological University Hospital Tübingen and the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen is pleased to announce that it has received a total of 18.4 million euros in funding from the Swiss Werner Siemens Foundation (WSS). The funding is intended to maintain and further expand the already existing international top-level research in the field of molecular and functional imaging. The funding covers a period of ten years, from 2024 to 2033.

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