Is veterinary research more than just an animal model for human medicine?

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3:00 pm Wednesday 19th Jun 2024

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf Einspanier

  • Studied biology at the University of Hanover, Germany
  • 1985-1987 Doctorate (Dr.rer.nat.) at the University of Göttingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Biophys. Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1988-2003 Research group leader, lecturer, and associate Professor of animal physiology at the Technical University of Munich TUM, Germany
  • 1993 Habilitation in Agricultural Sciences (Dr.agr.habil.) TUM
  • Since 1999 Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
  • Since 2003 Full Professor of Veterinary Biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin FUB, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2009-2011 Dean of Research, Department of Veterinary Medicine FUB


  • Use and application of in vivo and in vitro systems for investigation of various animal species.
  • Project on mammary carcinoma in dogs: comparison to human systems.
  • Project parasite treatment in honeybees (Varroa mite).
  • Application of modern molecular diagnostics (NGS, proteomics) in veterinary.
  • Use of molecular diagnostic tools for future, more effective treatment of diseases/pathogens/parasites in animals.


  1. Characteristics of veterinary models.
  2. Veterinary versus human medicine…
  3. Current diagnostic and therapeutic methods for veterinary medicine.
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Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)