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The Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) is Switzerland’s reference laboratory for the diagnosis and research of highly infectious and other important epizootic diseases, including viral zoonoses (infectious diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans). As part of a cooperation agreement with the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Bern since 2014, the IVI is also responsible for teaching in virology and immunology at the faculty. The IVI has two locations. In Mittelhäusern, we have a high-security laboratory for work with highly contagious animal diseases (up to risk level 4) and zoonotic pathogens (up to risk level 3), and in Bern for work with pathogens up to risk level 2.

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Kemal Mehanigic, PhD Student

Board exam of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists

Kemal Mehanigic, PhD student in the group of Dr. Nicolas Ruggli (IVI) and former resident at the Institute of Animal Pathology, successfully passed the board exam of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. Congratulations!



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