Leibniz-IZW receives approval as Satellite Training Centre of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology
The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation has recognised Dr Kristin Mühldorfer, microbiology specialist in the Leibniz-IZW Department of Wildlife Diseases, as a de facto diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM). Simultaneously, the Leibniz-IZW received approval as a Satellite Training Centre to participate in the ECVM residency programme and to promote high quality training in the discipline of veterinary microbiology at the European level. Residents will benefit from the long hands-on and scientific experience of bacteriology and pathology in wildlife disease diagnostics, and gain insights into research activities of Mühldorfer and her colleagues.
Kristin Mühldorfer is the leading bacteriologist of the Leibniz-IZW and obtained her PhD in veterinary medicine in 2012 by investigating infectious agents and diseases in bats. She conducts research on bacterial pathogens isolated from wildlife, both free-ranging and in human care, to understand their importance and adaptability to specific hosts, and to provide solutions for a reliable identification. Furthermore, she contributes her microbiological expertise and knowledge to various research projects, such as health status and disease investigations in small mammal or carnivore species.
“I congratulate Kristin Mühldorfer very warmly for this recognition”, says Leibniz-IZW director Heribert Hofer. “It sheds a well-deserved light on her work and extraordinary competence as a microbiologist and provides recognition for her and her colleagues, her department and the whole institute. We are proud to be appointed as a Satellite Training Centre of the ECVM and will work hard to provide first class training for aspiring veterinarians in the field of microbiology.” Mühldorfer is the first Leibniz-IZW scientist to be recognised as specialist of the ECVM.
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17, 10315 Berlin
Dr Kristin Mühldorfer
Scientist in the Department of Wildlife Diseases
phone: +49 (0)30 5168215