Former organisational unit. 01/11/2012. Taken over by Section for Virology


Organisation profile

The virology research group is involved in diagnostic, research, teaching and advisory activities related to endemic virus infections in livestock in Denmark. The aim of the group is to develop and validate diagnostic methods (mainly real time PCR) for detection of virus in material from diseased animals. The research is concentrated on the study of the pathogenesis and epidemiology of virus infections in livestock and the group participates in development and test of veterinary viral vaccines.

The research are focused on three important virus diseases in pigs:

  • PMWS
  • swine influenza

And three important viruses ind cattle:

  • bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)
  • corona virus
  • rota virus.

The group participates in several research projects funded by national and international bodies such as the EU and has a profound network to international and national scientists and research institutions.

Finally, the group is responsible for approval and use of not marketed veterinary vaccines in Denmark and for providing advices on the use of veterinary vaccines in general.

Head of group is Senior Scientist Lars Erik Larsen.


Contact information

Bülowsvej 27
Frederiksberg C
  • Phone: +45 35 88 60 00
  • Fax: +45 35 88 60 01
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  • Veterinary Microbiology

    ISSNs: 0378-1135, 03781135

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1873-2542

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Dansk Veterinærtidsskrift

    ISSNs: 1600-2032

    BFI (2008): BFI-level 1

    Central database


  • Dansk Veterinaertidsskrift

    ISSNs: 0106-6854, 0106-6854, 1902-3715

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1902-3715

    Den/Danske Dyrlaegeforening, Denmark

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

    Central database


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