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).
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...
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...
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...
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...
In cooperation with Dr. Volker Schmidt (Clinic for Birds and Reptiles) the West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected for the first time at the Institute of Virology of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Leipzig. These are a blue tit, goldfinch, canary and swallow parakeet from Leipzig and the...
Mrs. Viktoria Rungelrath burns for bacteriology. She has demonstrated this with her outstanding dissertation on "Characterization of IgG proteolysis by Streptococcus phocae subsp. phocae and IgM proteolysis by Streptococcus suis". Their commitment was honoured accordingly on 28.06.2019 during the...
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.