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Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

We conduct research within animal health, food safety and environmental health, and are responsible for about one third of the veterinary education.

Ivar Vågsholm

Working together for animal and human health

At the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health (BVF), we research and educate in basic veterinary sciences. We develop knowledge about various infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, their routes of infection and what diseases they can cause. We also work to develop diagnostic methods and treatments for various types of diseases through analysis of molecules, cells, tissues and organs.

Many of the department's most important research issues lie at the interface between animal health, human health and our surrounding environment - what in research is called One Health.

Head of Department, Ivar Vågsholm

Degree projects at BVF

We welcome students from all over the world to do their degree projects at BVF. On this page you find some of our suggested projects.

Bacterial plates


Tools for microbial identification and diagnosis of microbes with either intact cells or cell extracts.


SLU Developmental Biology Platform

In vitro-production of animal embyos for research.


Contact information

Contact information for you who want to visit us, send something to us och contact the department by telephone.

VHC building

Research news from BVF

Current research projects at BVF

Published: 20 March 2024 - Page editor: malin.gustavsson@slu.se