Institute of Epidemiology

The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, works on farm animal health and welfare as well as for the protection of humans from zoonoses. The 257 scientists and more than 640 other FLI staff members focus on the prevention of diseases by developing and improving rapid diagnostics and prophylactic measures, providing the background for modern control strategies for animal diseases and zoonoses. As a federal research institute and independent higher federal authority under the Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the FLI has a consultative function which helps providing the scientific basis for political decision-making. The institute performs epidemiological investigations during outbreaks of animal diseases. FLI also prepares risk assessments on various infectious diseases of farm animals.

Role in the project

Participant in WP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 |Leader of WP 3 | Co-leadership of 6 | Conceptual surveillance framework development | Development of frameworks and tools for disease detection, freedom from disease and case detection | Facilitate communication with German policy makers and other stakeholders | Provision of German data for case studies | Carry out case-studies on real data from the German surveillance programme in WP 2, 3 and 4 | Development of e-learning material and moderation of the discussions in the online support service for CAP and CAHP in WP 7.


Dr. Christoph Staubach
Senior scientist, FLI
Email christoph.staubach(at)