The high genetic diversity of the virus is not only complicating laboratory tests but also the estimation of the level of protection of pigs against PRRSV.
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Austria
Andrea Ladinig graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 2005. Afterwards, she started her doctoral thesis at the Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna investigating different diagnostic methods to detect and quantify Lawsonia intracellularis in porcine specimen. From 2005 to 2011 she was employed as a scientific assistant at the Clinic for Swine, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. From 2011 to 2014 she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In fall 2014 she returned to the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on PRRSV, in particular immune responses to the virus and also mechanisms involved in the reproductive form of the disease. Her job at the University Clinic for swine also involves the support of practitioners in diagnostic workups of clinical cases from the field.
Updated CV 01-Jun-2015