Plans are underway to build the facilities for the new center on the veterinary campus of Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin-Düppel. It is expected that the research to be conducted there should help curb the growing problem of resistant pathogens in veterinary medicine. It will create opportunities for new diagnostic procedures, treatment, and hygiene measures to be developed and put into practice. For the first time, researchers doing basic research in veterinary infection medicine and hygiene will be able to work closely with scientists working in veterinary clinical fields, both in research and in education and further training. The planned center is the first of its kind in Germany and Europe. It is expected to set new standards in the field of veterinary clinical research on resistance to antibiotics and drugs against parasites.
The scientific work will cover three main areas:
- research on the molecular basis of increasing resistance to pathogens
- the development of diagnostic methods, vaccines, and other methods, measures, and means for reducing the emergence of resistance
- the transfer of these new developments into practice.