About the RIZ
The Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ) is a state-of-the-art research center for health, embedded in the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. The mission of the RIZ is to create a healthier world for people, animals and the environment. The RIZ will act as a research center for the “One Health” concept to establish a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach to improving the health and well-being of people, animals and their environment.
The unique concept of the RIZ enables quick access to the best scientists in their field. In close cooperation with the founding director of the RIZ, the world's leading scientist in virology, Prof. A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, PhD, DVM, new RIZ researchers can cross borders and work together in an institute to develop “One Health” research on a higher platform.