The National Veterinary Institute conducts research in infectious diseases in food animals and pets. Our purpose is to prevent and combat animal diseases as part of the Danish veterinary contingency plan.
We cover all professional areas important to infectious diseases: pathology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology, vaccinology, serology as well as epidemiology and risk assessment. Everything from molecules over animals through populations and global disease spread.
Our research forms the basis of improving and developing new diagnostic methods, vaccines and sera. The research enhances the knowledge of host response to infection and the nature of diseases. It also gives a better understanding of the presence and prevalence of diseases.
The research conducted at DTU Vet is crucial for the department’s ability to disseminate the most recent veterinary knowledge to public authorities, the corporate sector and students.
The work is organized in four sections:
Virology – focusing on serious virus infections, including virus infections transmitted from animals to humans (zoonotic infections).
Immunology and vaccinology – including deve-lopment and optimization of new vaccines and other biological products.
Epidemiology – including disease modeling and climate-related changes in disease spread.
- Bacteriology, pathology and parasitology - focusing on fish bacteriology, non-food-borne bacterial zoo-noses and activities with a view to reducing the use of antibiotics. We also work on methods for characterizing multi-bacterial societies.
The research of the National Veterinary Institute is conducted at a high international level. We participate in a ramified national and international collaboration with universities, research institutions, organizations and enterprises. Part of this collaboration takes place via national and international research programmes.
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