The Institute of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig was founded in 1994. Since then, students are trained in infectious medicine, basic mechanisms of viral infections are explored and prevalence data are collected and evaluated.

Institute buildings and laboratories

Straßenansicht des Instituts für Virologie im Sommer
Darstellung renovierter Laborräume
Nach den Umbauarbeiten der Labore erhält die Core Unit Durchflusszytometrie (CUDZ) Einzug in die Räume des Instituts für Virologie, Foto: Jens Böttner
Auch die Zellkultur-Arbeitsplätze erstrahlen in neuem Glanz, Foto: Jens Böttner

History of our Institute

  • 30. August 1994
    Founding of the Institute of Virology
     
  • 17. Oktober 1994
    Prof. Dr. med. vet. Hermann Müller Prof. Dr. med. vet. Hermann Müller is appointed Director by the Saxon Minister of State for Science and Art
     
  • Summer 1995
    After reconstruction and renovation measures, work can continue at the institute. With a genetic engineering laboratory of safety level 2 and a radionuclide laboratory (laboratory type C) it meets modern standards
     
  • 15. Dezember 2004
    The Institute of Virology is a member of the Joint Venture Infection Medicine (Centre for Infection Medicine) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Leipzig University
     
  • 01. Oktober 2010
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas W. Vahlenkamp becomes head of the Institute of Virology. The Institute of Virology is recognised as a training centre for the training of specialist veterinarians for the specialist title 'Virology' and 'Immunology'.
     
  • 2012
    After fundamental renovation work, the Core Unit Flow Cytometry (CUDZ) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is integrated into the rooms of the S2 laboratory.
    The Institute of Virology is designated as the reference laboratory for enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) by the World Organisation for Animal Health (Office des Epizooties, OIE), Paris.

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