Norbert Nowotny

Norbert Nowotny is an Austrian-born virologist with a broad teaching and research interest and more than 40 years experience in all aspects of viral infectious diseases. He was educated at the University of Vienna and conducted his Ph.D. studies at the University of Vienna Medical School. He graduated to PhD sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae in January 1982.
He served as Professor of Virology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria (1997-current); at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain (2001-2006); at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman (2012-2016); and at the College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai (MBRU, 2016-2019). Since 2019 he is Visiting Professor at MBRU.

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His research interests include virus infections at the environment / animal / human interface, emerging viral infections, viral zoonoses, and vector-borne virus infections. He established international reputation in the areas of West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Borna disease virus research. He authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications.


  • Emerging viral infections
  • Viral zoonoses
  • Vector-borne virus infections