PhD-study at the National Veterinary Institute DTU
The National Veterinary Institute DTU carries out research and gives advisory services on infectious diseases in livestock and companion animals. Our research projects encompass methods for detection, control and prevention of diseases, and on the interactions between pathogens, the host species and the environment. These studies include research on exotic (i.e. non-endemic) virus diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever and Newcastle disease. The projects range from developmental and application-oriented work to basic science research projects. New technology is used to a great extent, e.g. microarray- and nanotechnologies, bioinformatic technology and mathematical modelling. We cover many diverse fields of infectious diseases including: pathology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology, vaccinology, serology as well as epidemiology and risk assessment.
At present the National Veterinary Institute has 30 PhD students.
The research school at the National Veterinary Institute DTU (VETBIT)
As a PhD-student at the National Veterinary Institute DTU you will be asociated with the PhD-school for Veterinary Biology and Technology (VETBIT) in the area of infectious diseases of livestock. As the name of the school indicates, it focuses on the interaction between biology (knowledge of the infectious microorganisms, host response and development of disease) and technology, i.e. the development of techniques for studies of the nature of disease – use of bioinformatic technologies for in-silico identification of suitable vaccine candidates, process optimisation for new vaccines, use of mathematic models to predict spread of disease, development of chip-based diagnostic methods and development of ICT systems for research in diseases and welfare of livestock and companion animals.
Leader of the PhD-school at the National Veterinary Institute DTU is Kristian Møller
Who may apply for a PhD-scholarship?
We are looking for qualified candidates with a focused interest for research and a relevant scientific degree, e.g. veterinarians, biologists, biochemists, engineers or similar educations.
Vacant PhD positions are frequently posted on our website.
You can get further information about the PhD programme at DTU here.
You can read an inspiring PhD story from the institute here.