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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 has geared ist 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.

Any isolated consideration of the root causes of new or recurring diseases would be a waste of valuable resources. Their exploration and the quest for appropriate solutions to problems can only be approached and implemented in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner, while joining forces and exploiting all and any possible synergies – „Human or livestock or wildlife health can‘t be discussed in isolation anymore. There is just one health“.

One Health combines the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment.

Alignment to profile lines

Research at Vetmeduni is conducted along the following lines of its profil:

  • Pathway Medicine
  • Infection and Prevention
  • Comparative Veterinary Research
  • Food-Safety and Risk Analysis
  • Animal Behaviour and Human-Animal Interaction

Research Priorities

Within these profile lines, a number of concrete and internationally visible research priorities have been established at Vetmeduni Vienna based on appropriate third-party funding from national and international research support organisations and on cooperation with other research entities as well as business and public partners.

  • Computational Medicine
    1. Computational Epidemiology
    2. Digital Animal Monitoring
    3. Digital Medicine
    4. Telemedicine
    5. Artificial Intelligence
  • Endocrinology and Reproduction
  • Nutrition Physiology
  • Genomics
    1. Population Genomics
    2. Systems Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases
    1. Emerging Diseases
    2. Zoonoses
    3. Host-Pathogen Interaction
    4. Immunoprophylaxis
    5. Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Innovative Diagnostics and Analytics
  • Cognition and Animal Welfare
  • Food Microbiology and Risk Analysis of Animal-Based Food Products
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Translational Medicine and Comparative Medicine (Genome, Epigenome and Molecular Signalling Pathways in Cancer, Infection and Inflammation)
  • Veterinary Ethics and Animal Welfare
  • Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Medicine