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Institute of Diagnostic Virology (IVD)

Prof. Dr. Timm Harder, PhD

Laboratory Head

Foto: Prof. Dr. Timm Harder, PhD

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Telephone: +49 38351 7-1152/1546
Fax: +49 38351 7-1174
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Address
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald - Insel Riems

Dr. med. vet.
PhD
Extraordinary Professor at the Institute of Infection Medicine at Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
 

Scientific Interests

  • Influenza A Viruses
  • Paramyxoviruses
  • Molecular Epidemiology, phylogenetic questions
  • Viral infections at the human/domestic animal/wildlife interface

Research focus

  • Confectionable systems for expression of influenza virus glycoproteins
  • Development of modern multiplex methods for pathogen detection (biochip, multiplex PCR, multiplex serology)
  • Research on the emergence and control of antigenic drift variances of influenza A viruses
  • Molecular epidemiology of enzootic influenza infections in swine populations

Scientific career

  • 1982–1988: Study of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover
  • 1990: Doctoral thesis: "Morbillivirusinfektionen bei Pinnipeda“ at the Institute of Virology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Prof. Dr. Bernd Liess
  • 1991–1993: Staff scientist at the Institute of Virology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Liess)
  • 1994–1996: Post-Doc at the Department of Virology, ERASMUS Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Director: Prof. Dr. Albert Osterhaus)
  • 1997: PhD thesis „Morbilli- and Herpesvirus Infections in Marine Mammals“ at the Department of Virology, ERASMUS Medical Center, Rotterdam; PhD degree of the ERASMUS University Rotterdam
  • 1996–2001: Staff scientist at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Virology of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (Director: Prof. Dr. Uwe Ullmann)
  • 2001: Post-doctoral thesis at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität und Venia legendi in Experimental Virology
  • 2001–2005: Staff scientist at the State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Schleswig-Holstein (Director: Dr. Hanke Hay)
  • Since 2005: Senior scientist at the Institute of Diagnostic Virology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Insel Riems (Director: Prof. Dr. Martin Beer)
  • Since 2006: Head of the O.I.E. and National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza at the Institute of Diagnostic Virology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Insel Riems
  • 2010: Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Institute of Infection Medicine (Director Prof. Dr. H. Fickenscher)