Institute of Virology
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics for pet and companion animals now available!
The Institute of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig now offers a PCR-based method for the detection of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - in pet and companion animals. Suitable test material are swabs from the nose and/or throat. Sampling systems with a virus transport medium are preferable to the classic dry swabs. Please use our INquiry
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Please note that we only examine veterinary and not human medical samples!
our facilities at a glance
Our facility is an institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. We participate in the Centre for Infection Medicine (ZIM) and our rooms are home to the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ).
Junior scientist Karoline Rieckmann of ZIM receives 1st place of this year's research award of the bpt division pig
We are very pleased with Karoline Rieckmann about this award of the Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierärzte e.V. (bpt).
Funding by QS Science Funds
During her doctoral thesis, TÄ Maxi Harzer obtained project funding through the QS Science Funds. In this project, the "importance of viral pathogens in the antibiotic immunisation programme in poultry" is being investigated. For the next 18 months the focus will be on respiratory and enteral...
SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics for pets and companion animals now available!
The Institute of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig now offers a PCR-based detection method for the detection of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - in pets and companion animals. Suitable test material are swabs from the nose and/or throat. Sampling systems with a virus...
Usutu virus - interdisciplinary research has started
The Dres. Jutta & Georg Bruns Foundation supports excellent veterinarian at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig. The doctoral student Ms. Maria Wald will work in an interdisciplinary team around Dr. habil. Claudia Claus (Institute of Virology, University Hospital Leipzig) and Dr. Michael Sieg...
West Nile Virus Serology Ring Test - passed
The emergence of new pathogens requires a constant development of our diagnostic services. Therefore, our institute has had its serological detection method for West Nile virus in birds and horses successfully verified by a ring test of the national reference laboratory of the...
Virologist receives Hans Schleiter Prize
Within the scope of extensive epidemiological studies, an interdisciplinary team around Dr. Michael Sieg was able to prove for the first time the presence of a new feline paramyxovirus in domestic cats in Germany. The results of this research were published in the internationally renowned magazine...
Our institute is located in the southwest of Leipzig, only a few kilometres from the city centre. You can reach us comfortably by public transport or by car.