Current and Previous Research Projects

The Virome of Waterbuffaloes in Switzerland (2013 - 2016)

Virome analysis of six Swiss piglets (2015)

Investigation on the possible influence of BoHV-2 on the IBR antibody detection in bulk milk (2015)

Analysis of the clinical significance of porcine Kobuvirus, Rota-B and -C viruses (2016 - ongoing)

Development of a procedure for the diagnosis of outbreaks of emerging, mutated or novel viral pathogens

The role of “commensal” viruses in health and disease

The dynamics of the microbiome of Swiss dairy cows

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) along the food chain: Investigations into spread, genetic diversity and molecular tracing of HEV in Switzerland

Clinical importance and intra-host diversity of Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) in swine (2018)

Torque Teno suus virus: Importance and neuro-clinical meaning in pigs (2017)

Comparison of serological diagnostic tests for detection of feline herpesvirus 1 antibodies (2018)

Bovine herpesvirus 2 (BHV-2) - geographical distribution and influence on IBR serology (2018)

Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) test for diagnosis of bovine herpesvirus-1

Viral diversity in wastewater samples from Switzerland (ongoing)

Viral diversity in Alpacas in Switzerland (ongoing)

Occurrence of porcine Tescho-, Sapelo- and Enteroviruses in fecal, brain and foetal/placental samples of Swiss pigs

The Influence of Alpine Farming on the Virome of Swiss Cattle, Goats and Sheep

Longitudinal study on the infection course in acutely EHV-1 infected horses