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Arbeitsgruppe Innere Medizin

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Research Group Prof. Kohn

Areas of Scientific Interest

  • Infectious Diseases in the dog and cat (vector-borne diseases, canine and feline, leptospirosis, feline hemoplasmosis, Giardia spp. infection in small animals, canine Angiostrongylus infection)

  • Antibiotic Stewardship (infections of the urinary tract)

  • Multiresistant bacteria and nosocomial infection

  • Clinical immunology: Immune-mediated diseases (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, immune-mediated polyarthritis), new treatment options

  • Transfusion medicine in the dog and cat (blood typing and compatibility testing, indications, side effects, safety issues, etc.)

  • Acute phase proteins in the dog and cat

  • Nanocarriers in feline hyperthyroidism

  • Canine chronic enteropathies (epidemiological aspects, diagnosis, biomarkers, etc.)

  • Renal disease and biomarkers


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin:

Institute for Immunology, Biochemistry, Animal Nutrition, Epidemiology and Statistics, Animal Hygiene, Microbiology, Parasitology, Animal Pathology, Anatomy, Animal Physiology

National and International Universities:

Rudolf-Virchow Klinikum, Charite University Medicine, Berlin

Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, FU Berlin

Small Animal Clinic, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover

Nutrition Physiology, Universität Potsdam

Institute for Animal Hygiene, University of Leipzig

Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Texas AM University

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Pathobiology, University of Bristol

Small Animal Clinic, University of Bristol

Parasitology, LM-University Munich / University of Zurich

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Federal Research Institutes:

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin

Epidemiology, Robert-Koch Institute, Berlin

Parasitology, Robert-Koch Institute, Berlin

German Red Cross Blood Service, Springe

Numerous Cooperations with Industry / Private laboratories