The FLI is an independent higher federal authority under the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture of Germany. The most important aspects of work at the FLI are farm animal health and welfare and the protection of humans from zoonoses. The FLI has numerous National Reference Laboratories and is the host of various FAO, OIE, and WHO reference laboratories for notifiable epizootic diseases. Within the FLI - Institute of Diagnostic Virology (IVD) laboratories and animal stables of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-3+ are available. The FLI has more than 1250 different cell lines available in its archives. The IVD operates 4 different platforms for automated nucleic acid extraction, and more than 10 real-time PCR cyclers, including digital PCR. In addition, 2 ABI 3130 capillary sequencers are available. Moreover, a fully equipped laboratory for next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray analysis with currently an Ilumina MiSeq, an Ion Torrent, and a MinION , automated library preparation, as well as an Axon Genepix 4400A microarray reader within the institute.
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Staff involved in HONOURs
Prof Dr. Martin Beer
Prof. Dr. marin Beer is WP2- Leader and head of the Institute of Diagnostic Virology of FLI. Expert in virus discovery, viral metagenomics, veterinary viral infections, zoonotic viruses, diagnostics, animal models, virus-host interaction. Martin Beer will guide ESR-12.
Dr. Dirk Höper
Dr. Dirk Höper is head of the Laboratory for NGS and diagnostic microarrays. Expertise in all steps of next-generation sequencing with a focus on sample preparation and data evaluation, virus discovery, viral metagenomics, in-depth sequence analysis and high-resolution phylogeny. Dirk Höper will guide ESR-3.