Zoological collection

The Zoological Collection of the University of Vienna is a scientific reference collection which covers almost the entire animal kingdom. It comprises an estimated 500,000 specimens which are worldwide in origin but with an emphasis on the territory of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its resources include alcohol-preserved anatomical, embryological and whole-mount preparations, vertebrate and invertebrate skeletons, histological sections, as well as some rare and historic scientific models from Blaschka (glass models of marine animals), Frič, and Ziegler (wax models), last but not least the scientific wall chart collection.

The Zoological Collection may be accessed for research or teaching purposes upon appointment.

Curator: Mihaela Pavlicev (email)

Collection manager: Simon Engelberger (email)
Phone: +43-1-4277-54406

Research infrastucture

Histology Lab
Immunocytochemistry Lab
Molecular Biology
Confocal Microscopy

Contact: Thomas Schwaha *

Light Microscopy

Contact: Thomas Schwaha *

Aqua Lab

Image analysis
Slide Scanning
*Device Booking

Online booking system for the devices via the university u:cloud.
For access authorisation please write an email to Thomas Schwaha listing all devices you want to be registered for.
Info-sheet "how to create your bookings" - pdf