About Keldur

The Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur, University of Iceland is a university institution affiliated with the Medical Faculty of the University of Iceland, with a special governing board and an independent budget.

The activities of the institute are diverse, and basic research and diagnostic services utilize the methodologies of many disciplines such as pathology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

  • The Insitute began operating in 1948.
  • Its activites are defined by laws nr. 67 from 1990 and nr. 50 from 1986. The latter legislation describes research on fish diseases.
  • The governing minister of the Institute is the Minister of Education, Science and Culture
  • The board of the Institute has members that represent the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, The Ministery of Fisheries and Agriculture as well as representatives of the staff.
  • The Institute is involved in research collaboration both domestically and internationally
  • Research projects are funded by domestic and international resarch grants.