Research Priority Focus for Neurological diseases (NeuroCenter)

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Neurological animal diseases play an increasing role in the societies perception. Not only do emerging and re-emerging neuro-infectious diseases pose a threat to animal health, but some of them are also zoonoses with severe public health implications. This raises the need for a deeper understanding of disease pathogenesis and for efficient disease surveillance and control strategies. Changes in the human-to-animal relationship and animal welfare considerations result in an enhanced demand for novel solutions in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of neurological disorders of animals.

The NeuroCenter concentrates its research activities on four topics:

  • pathogenesis of neuroinfectious diseases, mainly studied on morbillivirus-induced chronic encephalitis, listeric encephalitis and prion diseases in ruminants.
  • surveillance of neuroinfectious diseases which involves the development of both novel surveillance strategies and diagnostic methodologies.
  • pathophysiology of disc herniation in the epidural space.
  • assessment and therapy of pain in animals.


Neuroscience Meeting 16.02.2018

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Best oral Presentation Award

Senija Selimovic-Hamza, PhD Studentin in der Abteilung für Neurologische Wissenschaften und dem Research Priorty Focus NeuroCenter wurde am „4th Congress of the European Association of veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD)“ am 6.-9- November 2016 in Prag (Tschechien), der “Best oral Presentation Award” verliehen. Der Titel ihres Vortrags lautete “What astroviruses do to our cows- astrovirus infection in non suppurative encephalitis”. Wir gratulieren herzlichst!