Foto Prof. Tanja Opriessnig

Prof. Tanja Opriessnig

The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh

Prof. Tanja Opriessnig completed her veterinary degree at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 2000. In 2002, she received her advanced degree in Veterinary Science from the same University. From 2002 to 2006, Prof. Opriessnig worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Iowa State University and she completed a Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University. Since 2013 Prof. Opriessnig has a joint appointment with the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University. Her current research focus is on pathogenesis, control, and diagnosis of infectious pathogens in pigs with emphasis on porcine circovirus type 2, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, porcine parvovirus, porcine astrovirus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and swine hepatitis E virus. Since 2002, Dr Opriessnig published > 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts in various journals of virology, microbiology and veterinary relevance.