We work on infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish and wildlife at the interface of veterinary medicine, epidemiology, ecology and evolutionary biology. We consistently pursue a One Health approach and connect knowledge from different disciplines and social groups. We also focus on diagnostics and the improvement and further development of methods for rapid pathogen detection. Our aim is to educate the next generation of wildlife experts in Switzerland and beyond.
Methods and diagnoses in fish toxicopathology
Free places available for the Training School activity on "Identification and detection methods for aquatic zoosporic parasites"!
When and where: 16-17 May 2022, at the shore of beautiful lake Stechlin in Neuglobsow, Germany.
How to apply? Very easy, just fill out and send the application form by Friday March 11th using the linked form.
Am FIWI wird ruhestandsbedingt 2022 eine LaborantInnenstelle in der Fischdiagnostik frei.
The COST Action CA20125 „ParAqua“ focuses on zoosporic parasites. FIWI participates in WP1 on detection and diagnostics.
The FIWI and the Institute for Ecology and Evolution received a joint grant to investigate eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbiomes in aquaculture.
Congratulations to Patrick Scherrer! His talk on "Toxoplasma gondii infection in the protected Eurasian lynx in Switzerland” received a honorable mention at the Student Presentation Awards of the 69th WDA conference.
Topic "Spinal deformities in common nase": a current FIWI project in the BKFV-Info Newsletter
The FIWI offers a new service: Amoeba diagnostics through culture assays. Get in touch if you are interested.
Mens sana in corpore sano! Two FIWI teams participate in the Swiss BikeToWork challenge. Keep a lookout for "die fischenden Wilden" and "die wilden Fische"!
The FIWI is happy to announce that within the 2020 call, our research project in the field of eDNA and animal welfare has received a grant from the 3RCC (Swiss 3R Competence Centre). The project aims at a replacement of invasive PKD monitoring of wild fish by a non-invasive eDNA- protocol.
Since 1st of May, new phone numbers apply. Check the diagnostics and team pages to find the right number.
Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser has joined the board of the Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
A report by EcoHealth Alliance scientists identifies major policy gaps hampering efforts to protect wildlife.
The international network "Scholars at Risk" (SAR) allowed Prof. Veysel Demir to do research at FIWI.
Heike Schmidt-Posthaus was awareded the ALL-award of the University of Bern for excellent teaching in the course "Fish, Pets, Wildlife and Zoo animals". Congratulations!
FIWI partakes in the international and interdisciplinary cooperation network WildLifePRO that focuses on ecosystem preservation, species diversity and animal welfare.
Rising temperatures endanger the survival of grayling in the river Rhine.