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Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Martin Wagner, Dipl.ECVPH
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Head of the Institute Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health


The Institute consists out of three Units

Unit of Food Microbiology

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Martin Wagner, Dipl.ECVPH
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Head of the Unit of Food Microbiology

Unit of Food Hygiene and Technology

The Unit ‚Hygiene and Technology‘ primarily deals with the assessment of the microbiological and chemical risks associated with the production, processing and distribution of foods of animal origin ‘from farm to fork’ and with defining effective strategies to manage these. To achieve this we cooperate with scientists, and with governmental and in special cases with industrial stakeholders in Austria and abroad, both in research and education.

The interaction of food technological/chemical and hygiene parameters of foods of animal origin and how these interactions affect the safety and quality of these foods is our particular focus.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Karin Schwaiger
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Head of the Unit of Food Hygiene and Technology

Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Our research and teaching focus on the spread and control of animal diseases, zoonoses and their economic impact. Including the development of epidemic models for the spread mosquito-borne diseases such as bluetongue, West Nile fever, blackbird dying, as well as the effect of global climate change on these diseases. Further emphasis is on classical swine fever, foot and mouth disease and rabies. Our partners include the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the Christian-Doppler Laboratory for Molecularbiological Food Analysis, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), as well as business companies.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Annemarie Käsbohrer
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Head of the Unit of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology