Institute of Virology

SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics for pets and companion animals now available!

The Institute of Virology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Leipzig 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 transport medium are preferable to the classic dry swabs. Please use the inquiry form
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for sending in samples.

Please note that we only examine veterinary and no human medical samples!

Institutions at a Glance

We are an institute of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. We are part of the Center for Infectious Medicine (ZIM) and our premises are accomodating the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ).

News

Institut für Virologie

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…

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Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin

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…

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Institut für Virologie

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…

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Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät

Professor Vahlenkamp is the new dean of the VMF

On October 9, 2019, Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas W. Vahlenkamp, Director of the Institute of Virology, was elected Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig. Together with Professor Dr. Michael Pees, Clinic for Birds and Reptiles as Vice-Dean and Professor Dr. Johannes…

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Diagnostics

Darstellung von 1,5 ml Eppendorf Reaktionsgefäßen mit offenem Deckel

Diagnostic Portfolio

comprises the diagnostics of relevant veterinary pathogens as well as the customized development of diagnostics and vaccines.

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Study

Studentin am PC sucht Informationen für Studierende
Vorlesung im Hörsaal
Darstellung eines Plaque-Assays
Dargestellt ist ein zugeschlagenes Buch, in welchem ein Bleistift eingeklemmt ist
Darstellung einer Studierenden in einem Labor
Darstellung eines geschlossenen Buchs mit einer Briller und einem Stift

Research Topics

Darstellung verschiedene Forschungsergebnisse
Dargestellt ist eine Auswahl virologischer Standardwerke der Bibliothek des Instituts für Virologie
Darstellung einer gebundenen Dissertationsschrift
Darstellung einer Studierenden in einem Labor
Dargestellt ist ein zugeschlagenes Buch, in welchem ein Bleistift eingeklemmt ist

Institute of Virology

Darstellung von mehreren Händen, die übereinander liegen
Darstellung verschiedene Forschungsergebnisse
Dargestellt ist eine Auswahl virologischer Standardwerke der Bibliothek des Instituts für Virologie
Darstellung vernetzter Figuren
Das Institut für Virologie im Winter, Foto: Jens Böttner
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Contact us

Our facility is located in the southwest of Leipzig, only a short distance from the city center. You can reach us comfortably by public transport or car.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Vahlenkamp

Institutsdirektor

Veterinär-Virologie einschließlich Diagnostik
An den Tierkliniken 29
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38201
Fax: +49 341 97-38219

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