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General and Historical Information

The Institute of Virology was founded on the 15. April 1964 (Head of the Institute from 1964 - 1994: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Rott). This was also the first chair for Virology at a German university. Since its foundation the Institute of Virology is working on the identification, characterization, replication and pathogenicity of viruses as well as virus induced diseases. Between 1995 and 2015 Prof. Dr. H.J. Thiel was head of the institute.
Since 01.04.2015 the Institute of Virology is led by Prof. Dr. Friedemann Weber.