Research

IZSVe | Research

The IZSVe carries out research activities in the fields of zoonosis, animal health, animal welfare and food safety in order to develop new diagnostic techniques (serological, virological and biomolecular), vaccines and vaccination procedures, as well as epidemiological strategies to promote public health.

Research programs are planned and conducted upon request from national and international organizations, e.g. the Italian Ministry of Health, Italian regional and provincial governments, the European Union (EU), the European Food Safery Authority (EFSA), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Research fields

  • Animal health: diagnostic methods and surveillance systems for diseases of different animal species (poultry, cattle, pigs, rabbits, fish species, bees)
  • Animal welfare: identification of breeding systems aimed at improving the quality of life of animals and respecting ethical criteria
  • Food safety: risk analysis (management, assessment and communication of food risks); diagnostic methods for the identification of biological and chemical risks in food

Publications

You can consult the publications and the proceedings published by the researchers of the IZSVe on the Refworks platform:

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Research projects in progress

The research projects in progress, funded by the Italian Ministry of Health or other organizations, in which the IZSVe is involved.

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Research projects archive

The research projects led by the IZSVe in the last years, or in which the IZSVe was involved.

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Latest news

ConVErgence, a EU funded project for assessing swine as potential hosts for emerging Coronaviruses

ConVErgence, a EU funded project for assessing swine as potential hosts for emerging Coronaviruses

Swine farms and coronavirus risk In recent times, we see the increase in number of emerging infectious diseases also because of the blurring…

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VetBioNet, how to access laboratories and samples of the network for the fight animal infectious diseases

VetBioNet: final call to access laboratories and samples of the network

VetBioNet is an infrastructure project - funded by the European Commission in the context of Horizon 2020 - that aims to establish and maintain a…

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Genetic characterization and spatial analysis of HPAI H5Nx viruses identified in Europe over the period 9 – 24 November 2020

Genetic characterization and spatial analysis of HPAI H5Nx viruses identified in Europe over the period 16 October – 24 November 2020

This report describes the genetic characteristics of the complete genomes of 27 European HPAI H5N8, H5N5 and H5N1 viruses recently identified in…

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