Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Rebl

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

Research interests

Structural and functional characterization of signaling cascades in bony fish activated in response to a pathogenic stimulus: Our investigation mainly focuses on innate immune mechanisms comprising the Toll-like receptor signaling cascade, the complement system, acute-phase reactants, and cytokine networks in teleosts.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014-present: Scientist, Member of the Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2009-2014: Junior Group Leader, Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN),
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2007: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
  • 2004-2007: PhD Student, University of Rostock
  • 1999-2004: Diploma, University of Rostock


Rebl, H.; Bergemann, C.; Rakers, S.; Nebe, B.; Rebl, A. (2021):
Plasma treatment of fish cells: the importance of defining cell culture conditions in comparative studies. Appl Sci-Basel 11: 2534, 1-14
Seibel, H.; Baßmann, B.; Rebl, A. (2021):
Blood will tell: what hematological analyses can reveal about fish welfare. Front Vet Sci 8 (194): 616955, 1-21
Schäfer, N.; Kaya, Y.; Rebl, H.; Stüecken, M.; Rebl, A.; Nguinkal, J.A.; Franz, G. P.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Grunow, B.; Verleih, M. (2021):
Insights into early ontogenesis: characterization of stressand development key genes of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) in vivo and in vitro. Fish Physiol Biochem 47 (2): 515-532
Schäfer, N.; Matoušek, J.; Rebl, A.; Stejskal, V.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M.; Korytar, T. (2021):
Effects of Chronic Hypoxia on the Immune Status of Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca Linnaeus, 1758). Biology 10 (7): 649, 1-19
Krasnov, A.; Burgerhout, E.; Johnsen, H.; Tveiten, H.; Bakke, A.; Lund, H.; Afanasyef, S.; Rebl, A.; Johansen, L.H. (2021):
Development of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) under hypoxic conditions induced sustained changes in expression of immune genes and reduced resistance to Moritella viscosa. Front Ecol Evol 9: 722218, 1-11
Gebauer, T.; Gebauer, R.; Palińska-Żarska, K.; Císař, P.; Movchan, O.; Tomášek, O.; Prokešová, M.; Matoušek, J.; Hliwa, P.; Król, J.; Zarski, D.; Rebl, A.; Stejskal, V. (2021):
Assessment of behavioural and physiological traits as indicators of suitability for European perch aquaculture. Aquaculture 544: 737048, 1-10
Nguinkal, J.A.; Verleih, M.; de los Rios Pérez, L.; Brunner, R. M.; Sahm, A.; Bej, S.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2021):
Comprehensive characterization of multitissue expression landscape, co-expression networks and positive selection in pikeperch. Cells-Basel
Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M.; Brunner, R. M.; Rebl, A.; Nguinkal, J.A.; de los Rios Pérez, L.; Schäfer, N.; Stüecken, M.; Swirplies, F.; Wittenburg, D. (2021):
Pikeperch genome data – basis for the smart farming in aquaculture. Mitteilungen der Landesforschungsanstalt für Landw (63): 125-133
Bakke, A.; Rebl, A.; Frost, P.; Afanasyef, S.; Røyset, K.A.; Søfteland, T.; Lund, H.; Boysen, P.; Krasnov, A. (2021):
Effect of two constant light regimens on antibody profiles and immune gene expression in atlantic salmon following vaccination and experimental challenge with salmonid alphavirus. Fish Shellfish Immun 118: 118-196
Martorell Ribera, J.; Nipkow, M.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Bochert, R.; Koll, R.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Early response of salmonid head-kidney cells to stress hormones and toll-like receptor ligands. Fish Shellfish Immun 98: 950-961
Koll, R.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Brunner, R. M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2020):
Gene profiling in the adipose fin of salmonid fishes supports its function as a flow sensor. Genes-Basel 11 (1): 21, 1-22
Venuto, M.; Decloquement, M.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Noel, M.; Rebl, A.; Cogez, V.; Petit, D.; Galuska, S. P.; Harduin-Lepers, A. (2020):
Vertebrate Alpha2,8-Sialyltransferases (ST8Sia): A Teleost Perspective. Int J Mol Sci 21 (2): 513, 1-21
Bornhöfft, K.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Viergutz, T.; Venuto, M.; Gimsa, U.; Galuska, S. P.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterization of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins in fish reveals teleost-specific structures and expression patterns. Cells-Basel
Sarais, F.; Rebl, H.; Verleih, M.; Ostermann, S.; Krasnov, A.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterisation of the teleostean κB-Ras family: The two members NKIRAS1 and NKIRAS2 from rainbow trout influence the activity of NF-κB in opposite ways. Fish Shellfish Immun 106: 1004-1013
Krasnov, A.; Afanasyef, S.; Nyland, S.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Multigene expression assay for assessment of the immune status of Atlantic salmon. Genes-Basel 11 (11): 1236, 1-11
Rebl, A.; Korytár, T.; Borchel, A.; Bochert, R.; Strzelczyk, J.; Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M. (2020):
The synergistic interaction of thermal stress coupled with overstocking strongly modulates the transcriptomic activity and immune capacity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Sci Rep-UK 10: 14913, 1-15
Venuto, M.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Bochert, R.; Harduin-Lepers, A; Rebl, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2020):
Characterization of the polysialylation status in ovaries of the salmonid fish Coregonus maraena and the percid fish Sander lucioperca. Cells-Basel
de los Rios Pérez, L.; Brunner, R. M.; Hadlich, F.; Rebl, A.; Kühn, C.; Wittenburg, D.; Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M. (2020):
Comparative analysis of the transcriptome and distribution of putative SNPs in two rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) breeding strains by using next-generation sequencing. Genes-Basel 11: 841, 1-16
Martorell Ribera, J.; Venuto, M.; Otten, W.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Gimsa, U. (2020):
Time-dependent effects of acute handling on the brain monoamine system of the Salmonid Coregonus maraena. FRONT NEUROSCI-SWITZ 14: 1293, 1-18
de los Rios Pérez, L.; Nguinkal, J.A.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Brunner, R. M.; Klosa, J.; Schäfer, N.; Stüeken, M.; Goldammer, T.; Wittenburg, D. (2020):
An ultra-high density SNP-based linkage map for enhancing the pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) genome assembly to chromosome-scale. Sci Rep-UK 10 (22335): 1-13