Research Groups

Virology

Head
ADME Osterhaus, Prof. Dr. DVM

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Erhard van der Vries PhD
Malte Thiek, VMTA

Bat-derived mumps virus
Nadine Krüger, PhD
Kathleen Voigt, M.sc.

N-RENNT
Martin Ludlow, PhD
Andre Habierski, Dr.
Hui Zhi Low, PhD
Wendy Karen Jo Lei, M.Sc.
Johanna Mitterreiter, M.Sc.
Mareike Schubert, VMTA

Georges Verjans PhD, Guest Professor

Immunology

Head of the Immunology group is Prof. Dr. Bernd Lepenies who joined the RIZ in July 2015.

Biochemistry

Group leader Prof. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede

Parasitology

Group leader Prof. Stephanie Becker PhD
Postdoc Sabine Schicht PhD
Postdoc Anna Heitmann PhD

Food Science

Group Leader Amir Abdulmawjood

Sophie Kittler Project Leader
Ruth Mengden Postdoc
André Becker Postdoc
Omar H. Sheet PhD student
Teresa Heers PhD student
Silke Ortaeri TA

EU Reference Laboratory for Classical Swine Fever

The European Union’s Reference Laboratory for Classical Swine Fever, which is currently housed in the Institute of Virology at TIHO, will move into the new RIZ facilities. All EU samples suspected as being positive for classical swine fever will be examined, typed and archived in the RIZ.