PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Tom Goldammer

Institute of Genome Biology

+49 38208 68-702
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Genome Biology
Acting Head
Fish Genetics Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

Genome biological principles of adaptation capability, robustness, and of mechanisms of the innate immune system in fish under influence of various stress factors in aquaculture

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2008: Team Leader of Fish Genetics Unit, FBN Dummerstorf
  • since 2005: Private Lecturer (Genetics), University of Rostock
  • 2005: Habilitation and Venia legendi (Genetics), University of Rostock
  • 2001–2008: Senior Research Scientist, FBN Dummerstorf
  • 1999–2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Texas A&M University, Dept. Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas, USA, (Prof. J. Womack)
  • 1996: Dr. rer. nat. (Genetics), University of Rostock (Prof. M. Schwerin)
  • 1992–1999: Research Scientist, FBN Dummerstorf
  • 1991–1992: Research Scientist, University of Rostock
  • 1991: Diploma (Biology), University of Rostock
  • 1986–1991: Studies in Marine Ecology, University of Rostock

Professional Activities

  • since 2009: Coordinator of Campus BioFISCH MV (Projects of EFF & ESF)
  • since 2009:Editorial Advisory Board Member of Chromosome Research
  • since 2006: International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG)
  • 2000–2001: Texas Genetics Society (TGS)


MSc Aquaculture, Module 5 – Part: Fish Genetics (Classes and practical course)


Swirplies, F.; Würtz, S.; Baßmann, B.; Orban, A.; Schäfer, N.; Brunner, R. M.; Hadlich, F.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2019):
Identification of molecular stress indicators in pikeperch Sander lucioperca correlating with rising water temperatures. Aquaculture 501: 260-271
Borchel, A.; Komisarczuk, A.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Nilsen, F. (2018):
Systematic identification and characterization of stress-inducible heat shock proteins (HSPs) in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). CELL STRESS CHAPERON 23 (1): 127-139
Bornhöfft, K.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Siglecs: a journey through the evolution of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins. Dev Comp Immunol 86: 219-231
Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Under control: the innate immunity of fish from the inhibitors' perspective. Fish Shellfish Immun 77: 328-349
Nipkow, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Luft, P.; Rebl, A.; Hoeflich, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Characterization of igf1 and igf2 genes during maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena) ontogeny and the effect of temperature on embryogenesis and igf expression. Growth Horm IGF Res 40: 32-43
Rebl, A.; Verleih, M.; Nipkow, M.; Altmann, S.; Bochert, R.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Gradual and acute temperature rise induces crossing endocrine, metabolic, and immunological pathways in Maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena). Front Genet 9: 241, 1-16
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Köbis, J.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2017):
ST2 from rainbow trout quenches TLR signalling, localises at the nuclear membrane and allows the nuclear translocation of MYD88. Dev Comp Immunol 67: 139-152
Köbis, J.; Rebl, H.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2017):
Multiple gene and transcript variants encoding trout C-polysaccharide binding proteins are differentially but strongly induced after infection with Aeromonas salmonicida. Fish Shellfish Immun 60: 509-519
Borchel, A.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2017):
Identification of genes involved in cold-shock response in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Genet 96 (4): 701-706
Macqueen, D.; Primmer, C.; Houston, R.; Nowak, K.; Bernatchez, L.; Bergseth, S.; Davidson, W; Gallardo-Escárate, C.; Goldammer, T.; Guiguen, Y.; Iturra, P.; Kijas, J.W.; Koop, B.; Lien, S.; ..., (2017):
Functional Annotation of All Salmonid Genomes (FAASG): an international initiative supporting future salmonid research, conservation and aquaculture. BMC Genomics 18 (1): 484, 1-9
Kaiser, B.; Böttner, M.; Wedel, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Lesko, S.; Gäbel, G.; Gleich, A.; Pfannkuche, H. (2017):
Establishment and cfharacterization of an SV40 large T antigen-transduced porcine colonic epithelial cell line. Cells Tissues Organs 203 (5): 267-286
Rebl, A.; Zebunke, M.; Borchel, A.; Bochert, R.; Verleih, M.; Goldammer, T. (2017):
Microarray-predicted marker genes and molecular pathways indicating crowding stress in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture 473: 355-365
Brietzke, A.; Arnemo, M.; Gjøen, T.; Rebl, H.; Korytar, T.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2016):
Structurally diverse genes encode TLR2 in rainbow trout: The conserved receptor cannot be stimulated by classical ligands to activate NF-kB in vitro. Dev Comp Immunol 54 (1): 75-88
Brietzke, A.; Borchel, A.; Altmann, S.; Nipkow, M.; Rebl, A.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T. (2016):
Transcriptome sequencing of maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena). Mar Genom 29: 27-29
Altmann, S.; Korytar, T.; Kaczmarzyk, D.; Nipkow, M.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2016):
Toll-like receptors in maraena whitefish: Evolutionary relationship among salmonid fishes and patterns of response to Aeromonas salmonicida. Fish Shellfish Immun 54: 391-401
Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Köllner, B.; Kühn, C. (2016):
Genetische Biomarker zur Evaluierung einer standortgerechten Aquakultur in M-V – Ergebnisse der EFF-Pilotprojekte Regenbogenforelle Stamm BORN und Ostseeschnäpel. Fischerei und Fischmarkt in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 16 (3): 32-41
Bochert, R.; Goldammer, T. (2016):
Vergleichende Untersuchungen der Abwachsleistungen von Forellen (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (Walbaum, 1792) der Selektionslinie BORN mit Stahlkopfforellen. Fischerei und Fischmarkt in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 16 (2): 22-29
Korytar, T.; Nipkow, M.; Altmann, S.; Goldammer, T.; Köllner, B.; Rebl, A. (2016):
Adverse husbandry of Maraena whitefish directs the immune system to increase mobilization of myeloid cells and proinflammatory responses. Front Immunol 7: 631, 1-14
Köbis, J.; Rebl, A.; Kühn, C.; Korytar, T.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T. (2015):
Comprehensive and comparative transcription analyses of the complement pathway in rainbow trout. Fish Shellfish Immun 42 (1): 98-107
Zante, M.D.; Borchel, A.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2015):
Cloning and characterization of the proximal promoter region of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) interleukin-6 gene. Fish Shellfish Immun 43 (1): 249-256