Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wimmers

Management, Administration, Scientific Organsiation

+49 38208 68-602
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Director
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
Germany

Research interests

  • inheritance and expression of traits related to productive adaptability and resilience in livestock
  • Trait-associated variation at the molecular levels of the genotype-phenotype map
  • Transcriptional response to exogenous stimuli and epigenetic basis of genotype-environment interaction

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016: director of the Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology & Professor "Animal Breeding and Genetics", Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University Rostock
  • 2008-2016: adjunct Professor, University of Bonn
  • 2004-2016: head of Institute for Genome Biology of the Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2002: habilitation in Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Bonn
    1996-2003: scientific coworker at the Institute of Animal science, University of Bonn
  • 1994: doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • 1990-1996: research fellow at the Institute of Animal production, TU Berlin
  • 1989: Study of veterinary science, FU Berlin

Teaching

  • Lectures and seminars at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn and at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock

Publications

Engelke, S. W.; Daş, G.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K.; Rychlik, M.; Kienberger, H.; Berg, W.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Methane prediction based on individual or groups of milk fatty acids for dairy cows fed rations with or without linseed. J Dairy Sci 102 (2): 1788-1802
Horodyska, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; Hamill, R. (2019):
Transcriptome analysis of adipose tissue from pigs divergent in feed efficiency reveals alteration in gene networks related to adipose growth, lipid metabolism, extracellular matrix and immune response. Mol Genet genomics 294: 395-408
Mebratie, W.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bovenhuis, H.; Jensen, J. (2019):
Genome wide association study of body weight and feed efficiency traits in a commercial broiler chicken population, a re-visitation. Sci Rep-UK 9: 922, 1-10
Horodyska, J.; Hamill, R.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; McCormack, U. M.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
RNA-seq of liver from pigs divergent in feed efficiency highlights shifts in macronutrient metabolism, hepatic growth and immune response. Front Genet 10: 117, 1-11
Gerlinger, C.; Oster, M.; Borgelt, L.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Reichel, M.; Wolf, P; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Physiological and transcriptional responses in weaned piglets fed diets with varying phosphorus and calcium levels. Nutrients 11 (2): 436, 1-15
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Muráni, E. (2019):
Kinetics of Physiological and Behavioural Responses in Endotoxemic Pigs with or without Dexamethasone Treatment. Int J Mol Sci 20 (6): 1393, 1-15
Muráni, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Transcriptome responses to dexamethasone depending on dose and glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity in the liver. Front Genet 10: 559, 1-12
Horodyska, J.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Mullen, A.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K.; Hamill, R. (2018):
Analysis of meat quality traits and gene expression profiling of pigs divergent in residual feed intake. Meat Sci 137: 265-274
Krischek, C.; Wimmers, K.; Janisch, S.; Wicke, M.; Sharifi, R. (2018):
Temperature alterations during embryogenesis have a sex-dependent influence on growth properties and muscle metabolism of day-old chicks and 35-day-old broilers. Animal 12 (6): 1224-1231
Oster, M.; Gerlinger, C.; Heide, K.; Just, F.; Borgelt, L.; Wolf, C.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Lower dietary phosphorus supply in pigs match both animal welfare aspects and resource efficiency. Ambio 47 (Suppl. 1): 20-29
Lamp, O.; Reyer, H.; Otten, W.; Nürnberg, G.; Derno, M.; Wimmers, K.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2018):
Intravenous lipid infusion affects dry matter intake, methane yield, and rumen bacteria structure in late-lactating Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 101 (7): 6032-6046
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Ball, E.; Fornara, D.; McKillen, J.; Sørensen, K. U.; Poulsen, H.; Andersson, K.; Ddiba, D.; Rosemarin, A.; Arata, L.; Sckokai, P.; Magowan, E.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Bridging gaps in the agricultural phosphorus cycle from an animal husbandry perspective - the case of pigs and poultry. Sustainability-Basel 10 (6): 1825, 1-14
Oster, M.; Keiler, J.; Schulze, M.; Reyer, H.; Wree, A.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Fast and reliable dissection of porcine parathyroid glands - a protocol for molecular and histological analyses. Ann Anat 219: 76-81
Just, F.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Genetic variants of major genes contributing to phosphate and calcium homeostasis and their association with serum parameters in pigs. J Appl Genet 59 (3): 325-333
Just, F.; Oster, M.; Büsing, K.; Borgelt, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Lowered dietary phosphorus affects intestinal and renal gene expression to maintain mineral homeostasis with immunomodulatory implications in weaned piglets. BMC Genomics 19: 207, 1-11
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Magowan, E.; Muráni, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Dannenberger, D.; Kuhla, B.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Feed-efficient pigs exhibit molecular patterns allowing a timely circulation of hormones and nutrients. Physiol Genomics 50 (9): 726-734
Hassan, L.; Arends, D.; Rahmatalla, S. A.; Reissmann, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Abukashawa, S.; Brockmann, G. A. (2018):
Genetic diversity of Nubian ibex in comparison to other ibex and domesticated goat species. Eur J Wildlife Res 64: 52, 1-10
Rahmatalla, S. A.; Arends, D.; Reissmann, M.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Brockmann, G. A. (2018):
Genome-wide association study of body morphological traits in Sudanese goats. Anim Genet 49 (5): 478-482
Sermyagin, A; Dotsev, A. V.; Gladyr, E.; Traspov, A.; Deniskova, T.E.; Kostyunina, O.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Barbato, M.; Paronyan, I.; Plemyashov, K.; Sölkner, J.; Popov, R.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. (2018):
Whole-genome SNP analysis elucidates the genetic structure of Russian cattle and its relationship with Eurasian taurine breeds. Genet Sel Evol 50: 37, 1-13
Ramayo-Caldas, Y.; Ballester, M.; Sánchez, J.; González-Rodríguez, O.; Revilla, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Torrallardona, D.; Quintanilla, R. (2018):
Integrative approach using liver and duodenum RNA-Seq data identifies candidate genes and pathways associated with feed efficiency in pigs. Sci Rep-UK 8: 558, 1-11