Research Network of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The Research Network of Zoonotic Infectious Diseases comprises seven alliances and six junior research groups.

Within the framework of the Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Research Network, scientists working in zoonosis research throughout Germany work together on numerous subprojects on an interdisciplinary basis. Research focuses on antibiotic resistance in the One Health context, campylobacter as a zoonotic pathogen, risk analysis of respiratory zoonoses using the example of MERS coronavirus, Q fever, boronavirus infections, toxoplasma gondii, vaccine strategies against zoonoses, zoonotic pathogens that occur in rodents or arthropods and are transmitted by them as well as tick-borne zoonotic pathogens.

Major challenges of the research network are
-the integration of the public health service (ÖGD) and the veterinary sector into research, and
-the transfer of research results to the PRS and veterinary services.

In order to achieve these goals, cooperation with the PRS and the veterinary sector is actively sought. Among other things, this is done through so-called PRS projects, for which there is a current announcement