Vetmeduni’s research expertise encompasses a wide variety of fields ranging from physiological processes as well as molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of diseases, epidemiology and systems medicine to human-animal interactions and ethics. Vetmeduni stands for a holistic approach to viewing the influences of genetics, epigenetics, behaviour and environmental factors.
For a basic understanding of diseases and possible therapies or prophylaxis, the findings obtained from animal patients, such as livestock, assistance animals or pets, are supplemented by findings from human medicine and model organisms (comparative medicine) and by findings obtained from zoo and wild animals (evolutionary medicine).
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For the purpose of fulfilling its potential in fundamental research (basic science) in an efficient and targeted manner for the benefit of society, Vetmeduni Vienna has geared its applied research achievements towards highly relevant challenges and issues including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and grand societal challenges such as demographic change, growth of the world’s population, food security and food safety, health and its maintenance, sustainability, climate change, urbanisation, global risk society as well as biology as an inspiration for technology and society.
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