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We belong to the VISAVET Research Centre from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). We work in research and teaching on animal infectious diseases.

  • Vigiasan: Proyecto de Innovación Empleo de Tecnologías para evaluar el estado de salud, bienestar y productividad en ganado

  • VACDIVA quiere resolver el problema de la Peste Porcina Africana (PPA) en Europa y en los países afectados, desarrollando vacunas seguras y efectivas para cerdos domésticos y jabalíes, tests de diagnóstico y herramientas para estrategias de control y erradicación en Europa
  • Proyecto de Innovación "Empleo de Tecnologías para evaluar el estado de salud, bienestar y productividad en ganado"
  • Somos Laboratorio de Referencia de la Organización Mundial de la Sanidad Animal (OIE) en Peste Porcina Africana (PPA) y Peste Equina Africana PEA.
  • Realizamos el diagnóstico de los principales virus que afectan a las abejas, siendo pioneros en el desarrollo y puesta a punto de nuevas técnicas para su estudio.
  • La investigación epidemiologica de la Peste Porcina Clásica y Africana (PPC y PPA) son dos de nuestras prioridades.


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100 SCI articles!

SUAT research unit reaches 100 SCI research articles.

6 more publications are In Press and will emerge over the coming months. But also are available from our Publications section. Also we can be proud of having participated in:

  • 18 PhD Thesis
  • 7 Master projects
  • 10 Certificates on Advanced Studies
  • 81 Outreach publications
  • 361 Oral communications & posters 

Training course on Molecular Epidemiology

On November 30 and December 1course within the animal health project: "Risk Analysis, modeling health and continuing education for the Health Alert Network (RASVE) of the Directorate General of Health of Primary Production."

Organised by:
Directorate General for Agriculture and Livestock (MARM) and the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre.

Jose Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno (SUAT-VISAVET)
Ana de las Heras Sánchez (SUAT-VISAVET)
Carmina Gallardo (CISA -INIA)
Jovita Fernández (CISA-INIA)
Deborah Kukielka (SUAT-VISAVET)
Lucía de Juan Ferré (MYC-VISAVET) 

Program (spanish)

ASF diagnostic course


From November 28th to December 2nd, we received the visit of two experts from the Russian National Reference Laboratory for the diagnosis of African Swine Fever (ASF).

This course is framed within the "Twinning Project" between the reference laboratory of the OIE for ASF (VISAVET-UCM) and the National Laboratory of Virology and Microbiology Research in Veterinary Pokrov, Russia. 

Twinning laboratories (Rusia/Spain)

This course was mainly focused on practical learning and training in classical virology diagnostic techniques on ASF. During the week, participants worked in the VISAVET Centre Biosafety level 3 Area (BSL-3), learning the culture of macrophages, hemadsorption, direct immunofluorescence and serological techniques (ELISA and IB).

More information: Twinning projects between laboratories of the OIE.

III Conference on Bioterrorism

VISAVET Centre organizes this free conference on Environmental Terrorism on November 23rd.

The globalization did not only bring the implementation of an international order fiercely rooted and aligned to the world most powerful nations, but has also unleashed a war against terrorism that seems to require new tools.

Inscripción: The conference is free but is necessary confirm your presence because seating is limited.

Web and program of the III Conference on Bioterrorism


The One Health Challenge

New and Re-emerging zoonoses

Internacional Conference with the speakers: Massimo Palmarini, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Volker Moenning, Ilaria Capua, Marisa Caipo, Pierre-Alexandre Beloiel y Sándor Belák. November 17th in Perugia (Italy).