04/2020: Start of our FWF/ANR research project on "Role of megaplasmids in pathogen emergence", carried out in cooperation with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (Headed by Prof. Dr. Monika EHLING–SCHULZ , Vetmeduni Vienna and Dr. Didier LERECLUS , INRA). Link to FWF 1


03/2020: Prof. Dr. Monika EHLING-SCHULZ was appointed as FEMS Council member (Federation of European Microbiological Societies), representing the Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (ÖGHMP).
Link to FEMS 2


12/2019: We welcome BSc. Serina KARUTHEDOM GEORGE in our team. As a student assistant, she will work in frame of the FWF-project "Nim-mediated Resistance". Welcome!


11/2019: We welcome MSc Astrid DIGRUBER in our team . Astrid will carry out her PhD in in the field of "athogenic Bacillus cereus s.l", focusing on mechanisms of pathogenicity of Bacillus cereus. Welcome!


10/2019: Prof. Dr. Siegfried Scherer from Technical University of Munich, Germany, will give a lecture "Overlapping genes: Unexpected genetic complexity of the human pathogen E. coli EHEC" on 16.10.2019  at 2:15 PM, lecture hall D.


10/2019: Helene Marbach, PhD et al. published the article "Within-host evolution of bovine Staphylococcus aureus selects for a SigB-deficient pathotype characterized by reduced virulence but enhanced proteolytic activity and biofilm formation" in Scientific Reports. Link to the article 3. This article describes a new mechanism of persistence of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Link to press release 4 



09/2019: Kevin P. Francis, PhD (PerkinElmer Fellow, Visiting Professor at UCLA and Texas A&M) will give a lecture "Preclinical Multimodal Imaging" on 25.09.2019 at 12:15 PM, lecture hall M.


05.09.2019: Vienna Business Run;  6 staff members of our Functional Microbiology Division started for the Vetmeduni Vienna. The participants covered a distance of 4,1 kilometers in the "Prater Hauptallee". We congratulate!



12/2018: Dr. Gregor GRASS  from the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Dept. of Bacteriology and Toxinology, Munich, Germany, visits our Institute and will give a lecture on SNPing, FiSHing and Phage-ing for Bacillus anthracis ",  05.12.2018 at 12:15 PM, Lecture Hall M.


10/2018: We welcome Stelli STANCHEVA in our team . Stelli will carry out her PhD as part of the PaP vetmeduni doctoral program, focusing on mechanisms of persistance of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae. Welcome!


07/2018: We welcome Susanna LEITER, MSc, and Stefanie STROBL, BSc, in our team as technicians.


05/2018: We welcome PhD Zuzana CHROMIKOVA in our team. Zuzana will work on the molecular basis of cereulides synthesis in emetic Bacillus cereus. Welcome!


01/2018: Prof. Dr. Monika EHLING-SCHULZ, together with her colleagues Prof. Dr. Thomas HOFMANN and Prof. Dr. Siegried SCHERER from TU Munich, was nominated by AiF for the German Future award 2018. Link to AiF press release 6


15.12.2017: Mag. Markus KRANZLER was awarded the PhD degree by the Rector at the Academic Ceremony of Vetmeduni Vienna. Our Congratulations!


12.10.2017: Mag. Markus KRANZLER successfully defended his PhD. Our Congratulations!


09/2017: Start of the AiF/FEI research project on "Synergies and Routes of Emetical Bacillus cereus Toxins in Food and Development of Toxin-Inhibiting Strategies", carried out in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich (Headed by Prof. Dr. Monika EHLING–SCHULZ, Vetmeduni Vienna and Prof. Dr. Thomas HOFMANN, TUM).


08/2017: Dr. Imrich BARAK from the Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava visits our department and will give a lecture on "Bacillus subtilis as a Tool in Basic Science and Applied Research" on 09.08.2017 at 12:15 PM at Lecture Hall M.


07/2017: We welcome Dr. Murat BAGCIOGLU at our institute. He will work as PostDoc in the joint KTI project on “Meat Authenticity Testing by FTIR Spectroscopy" in collaboration with the University of Zurich.


05-09/2017: Our PhD student Ms. Katharina MAYER visited the lab of Prof. Susanne Engelmann of the Institute for Microbiology at the Technical University of Braunschweig in frame of an ErasmusPlus scholarship.


05/2017: We welcome Marlene REDL, MSc, in our team as a technician.


04/2017:  We welcome Helene MARBACH, PhD, at our institute. She will work as PostDoc in the FWF project "Persistent Staphylococcus aureus Chronic Bovine Mastitis".


02/2017: In a collaborative project with the Universidad de Buenos Aires, we recently showed that salicylic acid, a common pain reliever, promotes colonization of the nose by the opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. Here is the link to the press release 9 .


Please find earlier news on our german website 10