Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology

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Institut für Bakteriologie und Mykologie

Vet-spA Course on antibody isolation

The course by Prof. Dr. Wieland Schrödl took place on May 3 and 4.

Institut für Bakteriologie und Mykologie

Award winning supervision of doctoral students

Prof. Dr. Christoph Baums was awarded for his excellent supervision of doctoral students in the course of this year’s Supervisor Awards.

Institut für Bakteriologie und Mykologie

Publication on the bactericidal activity of the antimicrobial peptide apidaecin 137

Ann-Kathrin Krieger is investigating new antimicrobial agents as part of her doctoral research and has recently published initial results in the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.

Praktisches Ausbildungs- und Lernzentrum

First Microbiological Escape Room at PAUL

In six case studies, students of veterinary medicine can practise bacteriological and mycological diagnosis.


The Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology belongs to the Centre for Infectious Diseases of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Our tasks include teaching and research. We offer a service for microbiological diagnostics and supervise the Core Unit CUMI.

Our Institute

Learn more about the profile, history and staff of our institute.

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Team Institut für Bakteriologie und Mykologie


At our institute we impart theoretical and practical knowledge in bacteriology and mycology to veterinary medicine students.


Our courses include seminars, exercises and lectures on general and special bacteriology and mycology.

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Scientists of the Institute work on the elucidation of pathogen-host interactions and on the identification of virulence factors of bacterial and mycological pathogens of importance for veterinary medicine.

Fraction of Bacteria on Blood Agar

Further Education

At the Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology, veterinarians can train to become specialists in bacteriology and mycology. In addition, we offer various ATF-approved training courses for veterinarians.

Advanced training

Our institute regularly participates in training events for veterinarians, in particular veterinary specialists for pigs and veterinary specialists for bacteriology and mycology.

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Service for Diagnostics

Bacteriological and mycological analyses

We examine clinical sample materials and organs as part of veterinary diagnostics. In addition, we prepare antibiotic resistance profiles and examine feed and water samples.

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Contact and Directions

Our institution 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. There are plenty of parking spaces on the old exhibition grounds.

Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology

An den Tierkliniken 29
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-38180
Fax: +49 341 97-38199

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