Saarland University was founded in 1948 in co-operation with France. Today the University counts 17.000 students of whom 7 percent are foreign students. Saarland University has 8 faculties and provides a broad spectrum of disciplines and a strong focus on life sciences and computer science aspects. At the Faculty of Medicine (University Hospital), located in Homburg/Saarland more than 1.800 people are studying medicine.
The Research Centre for Molecular Imaging and Screening is part of Saarland University's Institute for Molecular Cell Biology. The concept of investigations is an interdisciplinary approach to explore cellular signalling under physiological and pathophysiological situations. The research contains elements of basic research and applied science, comprising e.g. pharmacological safety screens and exploration of pharmacological concepts. The Research Centre for Molecular Imaging and Screening initiates and contributes to the development of novel methods in imaging and related screening techniques.