Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Veterinärwissenschaften

Albrecht-Daniel-Thaer-Institut für
Agrar- und Veterinärwissenschaften e.V. (ATI)

As an affiliated institute of the University of Leipzig, the ATI is linked to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig (VMF) in terms of organisation and staff. It is a legally independent, non-profit institution.

The main focus of the ATI's work is to support veterinary research projects and to convey agricultural content in veterinary teaching.

In addition, the ATI supports the VMF in organising conferences and congresses.



Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 38

04463 Großpösna

Tel.: +49 34297 6510230

E-Mail: thaer-institut[at]



The ATI supports research projects in veterinary medicine and agricultural science or the interfaces between these fields.

The support can be of an administrative nature, but also in terms of personnel.

Currently, there are cooperations with the Clinic for Birds and Reptiles, the Clinic for Cloven-hoofed Animals, the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, the Institute of Veterinary Physiology and Chemistry and the Institute of Veterinary Parasitology.

enlarge the image: Foto: Eine Frau im Laborkittel sitzt vor einem Superresolutionsmikroskop am Biotechnologisch-Biomedizinischen Zentrum
For our research projects, we cooperate with various veterinary institutions, Photo: Dr Heinz-Georg Jahnke


Our declared aim is to integrate and convey agricultural science content in the study of veterinary medicine.

Lectures on the basics of agriculture (lecture title "Landwirtschaftlehre", 1st semester) are intended to give future veterinarians an insight into the conditions and processes in different types of agricultural operations.

The importance of veterinary work is placed in the context of agricultural production and economic efficiency.

The lecture content forms the basis for further knowledge transfer, for example in the subjects of animal breeding / genetics, animal welfare and veterinary public health.

enlarge the image: ein Student arbeitet während der Vorlesung an seinem Laptop
We provide students with knowledge about agricultural business forms, Photo: Christian Hüller

Board of Directors of the ATI


Prof. Dr. Mirja Wilkens

An den Tierkliniken 9
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 38371

Office hours
Nach Vereinbarung.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Mülling


Dr. Jens Lippmann            

Other members

Prof. Dr. Uwe Truyen

Prof. Dr. Alexander Starke