Currently, 72 professors teach and conduct research at our faculty, including four junior professors. In addition, there are four senior professors, three associate professors and seven honorary professors. Furthermore, 12 professors are co-opted to our faculty (list of the co-opted professors).
The profile of our faculty is essentially characterized by expertise in important future fields such as natural product and nanochemistry, nano-/biotechnology, biomedicine, development and research of new medical agents and drug delivery systems, catalysis, materials research, sensor/actuator systems and bioinformatics.
Thus, our faculty makes important contributions to two focal areas of Saarland University: nano-biosciences and (bio)informatics.
Our faculty is characterized by interdisciplinary cooperation in research and teaching. Thus, not only do the various disciplines work closely together, but there are also intensive collaborations with medicine and computer science.
The Biosciences are also significantly involved in the teaching and research projects of the two interfaculty centers of the UdS: the Center for Human and Molecular Biology (ZHMB) and the Center for Bioinformatics (ZBI). A new interfaculty center is the Center for Biophysics (ZBP), in which the departments of Physics and Biosciences are involved (Homepage ZBP).
We work closely with the following non-university research institutions at the Saarbrücken Campus and in St. Ingbert:
- Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT)
- Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP)
- Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
- Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Europe (KIST)
- Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM)
- Steinbeis Research Center - Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS)
A special concern of all disciplines is to introduce students to scientific work and research projects of the chairs at an early stage. A large number of student research projects and doctoral theses are carried out jointly with the above-mentioned non-university research institutions, but also with companies located in the immediate vicinity on the Science Park Saar campus.
Our faculty is also involved with several laboratories in the Saarland Association of Student Experiment Laboratories SaarLab. This has the scientific-technical broad promotion of pupils as well as the teacher training as tasks.