Well-equipped laboratories for work under infectious
and non-infections conditions. The most relevant
• Laboratories for an identification and quantification of proteins or lipids on the principle of mass spectrometry and on principle of immunoassays
• Laboratories for microscopy covering also scanning electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, inverted epifluorescence microscopy for live-cell imaging, laser microdissection
• Laboratories for flow cytometry allowing not only multiparametric analyses but also cell sorting
• Laboratories for work with nucleic acids
• Laboratories for monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies production
Modern experimental animal facility, including infectious facility under BSL3 regime. These facilities had an accreditation for almost all animal species – from rodents and lagomorphs, through pigs, cattle, and birds, up to fish. Instrumentation allows also a detection of fluorescence, luminescence, and radioisotopes with X-rays in live objects, sonography or X-ray examination. Institute has also permission for performance of experiments with genetically modified organisms and handling with highly hazardous biological agents and toxins.
• OIE Reference laboratory for
paratuberculosis and for avian tuberculosis
• National Reference Laboratories of the State Veterinary Administration – for Escherichia coli and for viral diseases of fish
• Centre of accredited laboratories and Methodical and consulting centres
• Acquisition, preservation and distribution of zoopathogenic bacteria and animal viruses in CAMP (Collection of Animal Pathogenic Microorganisms)
• Activities of the Scientific Veterinary Committee for Food Safety
Independent testing site for an assessment of effectiveness of developed products for active and passive immunostimulation of farm and accompany animals. Independent testing site for an assessment of effectiveness of feed additives or therapeutic protocols for farm animals.
Using different infectious and non-infectious animal models, incl. caesarean-derived / colostrum-deprived piglets.
In vitro experiments
Using different in vitro models, including work with primary and permanent cell lines and transwell technology.
All laboratory analyses needed to perform in vivo and in vitro experiments.
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
• Study of infectious diseases of farm animals,
including development of live or recombinant
• Development of eradication programs on economically important diseases.
• Study of molecular epidemiology of zoonosis.
• Development of nanoparticle based vaccines, immunotherapeutic and drug delivery systems.
• Study of occurrence and mechanisms of the bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents.
• Study of food chain contamination with infectious agents.
• Study of non-infectious diseases, incl. reproductive dysfunction and embryo transfer.
• Study of mechanisms controlling chromosome segregation in mammalian germ cells and embryos.
• Study of the effect of contamination on animal health and product quality.
• Study of toxicity mechanisms of food chain chemical contaminants.
• Development of methods for determination of xenobiotics in the environment and in biological materials.