Corona variants

The battle of the SARS-CoV-2 variants

Why one variant prevails over another?


Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus confirmed in Switzerland

Sequencing at the IVI identified the virus as a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.


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In focus

corona et palcenta

The human placenta, a target of SARS-CoV-2

What happens in the human placenta after SARS-CoV-2 infection? The IVI and CHUV research teams found that SARS-CoV-2 can infect the cells of the human placenta and that the virus can proliferate and infect neighboring placental cells.

Rennende Hunde


Rabies in Switzerland: a daily battle. If a case of rabies is suspected, prompt action is vital to protect potentially exposed humans against this deadly zoonosis.

Portrait Thao Tran (2)

Blog - Young researchers from the IVI

Thao Tran : "we only required the sequencing data from the virus-of-interest, and from this we could synthesise the building blocks to construct the synthetic virus using the yeast-based platform".



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Animal diseases, reference laboratories

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