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Fields of activity

  • Animal virology
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Immunology

Research Areas

The groups in our institute are mainly working on RNA viruses of veterinary importance. We use state-of-the-art methods of Virology and Molecular Biology to characterize and diagnose viruses, develop vaccines, and study pathogenesis and innate immunity. Currently in the focus are the acutely-infecting coronaviruses (e.g. Feline Infectious Peritonitis virus, Porcine Coronaviruses), bunyaviruses (Rift Valley fever virus, La Crosse virus), and influenza virus, and the persistently infecting Borna virus.

Participation in graduate schools, collaborative research centers and other consortia


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List of groups and their research interests:

  • Working group Weber - bunyaviruses, coronaviruses, influenza viruses, innate immunity
  • Working group Lamp - replication and pathogenicity of the positive strand RNA viruses of domestic and farm animals
  • Working group Herzog - Borna disease virus