The National Reference Centre for Brucellosis has the following general objectives:

  • Producing reagents and diagnostics to diagnose brucellosis.
  • Checking the standardization of antigens and of the kits used on the National territory.
  • Typing of strain isolates from other veterinary immunology centres.
  • Organizing interlaboratory circuits and informing participants on the results through final reports and seminars.
  • Evaluating national and international protocols to validate diagnostic methods and proposing alternative protocols, if necessary.
  • Developing new diagnostic methods and/or improving those existing, evaluating their performance in terms of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility under controlled conditions and on field, also by organizing interlaboratory circuits. Proposing their adoption on the National and International level and spreading them on the National territory.


The NRC is also engaged into:

  • Counselling and supporting the Ministry of Health in the management and control of bovine, buffalo, sheep and goat brucellosis eradication plans.
  • Managing information systems implemented to control bovine, buffalo, sheep and goat brucellosis eradication plans and issuing an on-line reporting system available on the website of NRCB.
  • Together with COVEPI, organizing training courses for the veterinaries involved in the brucellosis eradication plans.
  • Participating to the activities proposed by the Community Reference Laboratory (ANSES – Paris).
  • Implementing the activities scheduled within National research projects.
© IZSAM October 2016
Other news

Erasmus + project "LEarning GenOmics for food safety"

The Kick off meeting of the Erasmus+ funded project "LEarning GenOmics for food safety" (LEGO), aiming at defining a new professional profile called Food Microbial Bioinformatician, was held in Teramo on January 22 and 23. IZSAM leads the Consortium, composed of universities, research centres and private companies from 4 different European countries.


Training on epidemiological methods and risk analysis

The Istituto started some training programmes for the researchers of the Epidemiology Department of the Hacettepe University Institute of Public Health in Turkey and the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Zimbabwe.



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