Clinical Virology

We study aspects of virology that are related to virus-induced disease in the host including diagnosis, pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention. We focus on virus infections of companion animals more specifically coronavirus and retrovirus infections, making use of the expertise and tools generated in the other focus areas of our research. Besides studies on naturally-infected animals we have developed challenge models in the cat for FIP, FIV and FeLV to investigate the different aspects of virus-host interaction.

Principal investigator