Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses

The RIZ is a newly established cutting-edge research institute, that will undertake fundamental and applied multi-disciplinary research on infectious diseases to improve human, animal and ecosystem health, thereby promoting the ‘One Health approach’.


Researchers of all relevant disciplines like; Virology, Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology and Food science will collaborate to create a unique symbiosis. In-house collaboration with the Department of Pathology provides access to a renowned pathology center, with extensive expertise and state-of-the-art equipment. The activities of the RIZ will be carried out in close collaboration with national and international centers of excellence in the fields of infectious diseases and zoonoses.