Laboratory Head
Institute of Diagnostic Virology
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Federal Research Institute for Animal Health
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald - Insel Riems
Phone: +49 (0) 38351 7 1628
donata.hoffmann@fli.bund.de
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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