Adult neurogenesis

With different molecular and histochemical techniques we perform cell cycle studies on nerve cells of brain tissue of cats. Investigations on nerve cell cultures and slice cultures of hippocampus and other brain regions should enable insights into the potential mitotic activity of adult neurons and yield broader approaches for the research of neuronal metabolism.

Involved scientists:
Dr. Angelika Url 1
Dr. Barbara Rebel-Bauder 2
Graduate and postgraduate students


 

Pathogenicity of various Mycoplasma species in the respiratory tract of different animal species (2009-2011)

Mycoplasma are often isolated from the respiratory tract of animals with respiratory diseases. Frequently their pathogenic role remains unclear.
With the aid of immunohistochemistry using antibodies against a number of different Mycoplasma species we intend to analyse whether these bacteria are concentrated in pneumonic lesions and thus likely to play a causative role. Currently, pneumonias of pigs, cats, dogs and different bird species are investigated.

Involved scientists:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herbert Weissenböck, Dipl.ECPHM 3
Dr. Barbara Richter, Dipl.ECVP 4
Ingrid Friedl 5
Graduate and postgraduate students

Cooperation partners:
Institute of Bacteriology und Hygiene, University of Veterinary

Funding:
Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien 6


 

Novel tools for identification of protozoa (2008-2010)

By using "custom-made" oligonucleotide probes and the chromogenic in situ hybridization we develop novel diagnostic approaches for a number of protozoa and other single-celled eukaryotes. The probes are subjected to rigorous tests for specificity and represent novel tools in diagnostics and pathogenesis research.

Involved scientists:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herbert Weissenböck, Dipl.ECPHM 3
Dr. Barbara Richter, Dipl.ECVP 4
Mag. Nora Dinhopl 7
Karin Fragner 8

Funding:
FWF - Austrian Science Fund 9


  

General Contact

Institute of Pathology

1210 Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1

Phone: +43 1 25077-2401
Fax: +43 1 25077-2490

E-mail: Secretary

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Opening Times

Dissection hall:
Monday through Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Secretary's office:
Monday through Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Opening hours for
students:

Monday - Wednesday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.