Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI

The Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) is Switzerland’s reference laboratory for the diagnosis, monitoring and research of highly infectious epizootic diseases, including viral zoonoses (infectious diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans). The IVI is also responsible for the approval and monitoring of animal vaccines and immune sera for use in veterinary medicine. As part of a cooperation agreement with the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Bern, the IVI is also responsible for teaching and research in the fields of virology and immunology.
The IVI reports to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).

News

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One Health

How does research on a porcine coronavirus help us to understand SARS-CoV-2?

Volker Thiel, researcher at the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) and professor at the University of Bern, performs research on coronaviruses in the veterinary field for several years. In the video interview , he explains how findings from his research on the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus can help in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

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Change in leadership at the Institute for Virology and Immunology (IVI)

Barbara Wieland will lead the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) from 3 May 2021. She succeeds Christian Griot, who is retiring after 28 years at the head of the Institute.

Contact IVI

Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI
Sensemattstrasse 293
3147 Mittelhäusern, Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)58 469 92 11
Fax +41 (0)58 469 92 22
info@ivi.admin.ch

In focus

The diagnosis of the Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI is at both locations, depending on the animal disease exists.

The research activities are an important basis for the control of animal diseases and zoonoses and for education and training.

Vaccines and immune sera are biological products and serve the prophylaxis of infectious diseases.

In cooperation with Vetsuisse Faculty
https://www.ivi.admin.ch/content/ivi/en/home.html