Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology

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Institut für Bakteriologie und Mykologie

Dr Ann-Kathrin Krieger receives the Wilhelm Ellenberger Prize for the best dissertation in 2022

Our former employee Dr Ann-Kathrin Krieger completed her dissertation on "In vitro studies on the mechanism and control of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia" with distinction in 2022.

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Dr Sophie Kähl successfully submits her own DFG proposal

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the single proposal of our junior scientist Dr. Sophie Kähl on the topic "Importance of an RTX adhesin for the pathogenesis of bronchopneumonia: Rodentibacter heylii-immunogen A (RhiA)-dependent biofilm formation and its control by RhiA-specific…

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ZIM Day 2023

After a long break, it was finally time again. The ZIM was able to meet again in presence on February 7, 2023 and exchange scientific results from the institutes and discuss new projects. For this purpose, the seminar room of the Oberholz teaching and research facility offered the right name. In…

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Vet-spA Course on antibody isolation

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


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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