Laboratory Head
Institute of Diagnostic Virology
Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald - Insel Riems
Phone: +49 (0) 38351 7 1628

Research Interests:Research of our group is concentrating on avian influenza viruses (AIV), especially highly pathogenic AIV.The following working fields are the main focus:
  • Animal infection models including different poultry and wild bird species, ferrets, mice and pigs
  • Virulence and pathogenesis studies
  • Development and characterization of modified live vaccine prototypes
  • Analysis of influenza virus quasispecies and DIs using next generation sequencing technologies
  • Characterization of neuramindase deletion variants