WIAS aims to cover and integrate the entire spectrum of disciplinary fields ranging from fundamental zoological research to livestock and fish production sciences. WIAS research is conducted at the level of the molecule, cell, organ, individual organism, population, system and ecosystem. It combines laboratory, field and modeling studies.
The core of WIAS research encompasses the life science fields of zoology, genetics, immunology, epidemiology, physiology, nutrition and ecology. It offers an integrated and comprehensive approach of research on societal relevant animals and animals which are relevant for science itself.