At the Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry basic research in veterinary medicine is performed using innovative analytical methods. The research focuses on the areas of reproductive biology, in vitro cell systems, diagnostics, food-related responses of the gut, cellular regulation, molecular analysis of cellular regulatory mechanisms, safety research on food and feed, and environmental stress in the honeybee.
The main focus of teaching at the Institute is on biochemistry for students of veterinary medicine as well as basic chemistry and biochemistry for students in the bachelor's program on equine sciences. In the biochemistry lab course, third-semester students conduct practical lab experiments.
Other topics that are taught include the molecular biology of reproduction, fundamentals of organic chemistry, the pathobiochemistry of animal diseases, the biology of bees, practical beekeeping for veterinarians, and specialized lectures in the animal biochemistry seminar.
In addition, the Institute also offers beekeeper apprenticeships as well as continuing education courses in beekeeping for veterinarians and beekeepers.