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


Chan, J.; Kadri, S.; Köllner, B.; Rebl, A.; Korytar, T. (2022):
RNA-seq of single fish cells – seeking out the leukocytes mediating immunity in teleost fishes . Front Immunol 13: 798712, 1-15
Seibel, H.; Chikwati, E.; Schulz, C.; Rebl, A. (2022):
A Multidisciplinary Approach Evaluating Soybean Meal-Induced Enteritis in Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. FISHES-BASEL 7 (1): 22, 1-18
Adamek, M.; Matras, M.; Rebl, A.; Stachnik, M.; Falco, A.; Bauer, J.; Miebach, A.; Teitge, F.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Abdullah, M.; Krebs, T.; Schröder, L.; Fuchs, W.; Reichert, M.; Steinhagen, D. (2022):
Don’t Let It Get Under Your Skin! – Vaccination Protects the Skin Barrier of Common Carp From Disruption Caused by Cyprinid Herpesvirus 3. Front Immunol 13: 787201, 1-19
Ytrestøyl, T.; Hjelle, E.; Kolarevic, J.; Takle, H.; Rebl, A.; Afanasyef, S.; Krasnov, A.; Brunsvik, P.; Terjesen, B. (2022):
Photoperiod in recirculation aquaculture systems and timing of seawater transfer affect seawater growth performance of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). J WORLD AQUACULT SOC
Ludwig, C.; Bohleber, S.; Rebl, A.; Wirth, E.; Venuto, M. T.; Langhammer, M.; Schweizer, U.; Weitzel, J. M.; Michaelis, M. (2022):
Endocrine and molecular factors of increased female reproductive performance in the Dummerstorf high-fertility mouse line FL1. J Mol Endocrinol 69 (1): 285-298
Adamek, M.; Rebl, A.; Matras, M.; Lodder, C.; El Rahman, S.; Stachnik, M.; Rakus, M.; Bauer, J.; Falco, A.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Piewbang, C.; Techangamsuwan, S.; Surachetpong, W.; Reichert, M.; Tetens, J.; Steinhagen, D. (2022):
Immunological insights into the resistance of Nile tilapia strains to an infection with tilapia lake virus. Fish Shellfish Immun 124: 118-133
Lund, H.; Bakke, A. F.; Boysen, P.; Afanasyef, S.; Rebl, A.; Manji, F.; Ritchie, G; Krasnov, A. (2022):
Evaluation of Immune Status in Two Cohorts of Atlantic Salmon Raised in Different Aquaculture Systems (Case Study). Genes-Basel 13 (5): 736, 1-13
Martorell Ribera, J.; Koczan, D.; Venuto, M. T.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2022):
Experimental Handling Challenges Result in Minor Changes in the Phagocytic Capacity and Transcriptome of Head-Kidney Cells of the Salmonid Fish Coregonus maraena. Front Vet Sci 9: 889635, 1-14
Roch, S.; Rebl, A.; Wolski, W.; Brinker, A. (2022):
Combined proteomic and gene expression analysis to investigate reduced performance in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) caused by environmentally relevant microplastic exposure. Microplastics and Nanoplastics 2: 14, 1-22
Weirup, L.; Rebl, A.; Schulz, C.; Seibel, H. (2022):
Gene expression profiling supports the welfare evaluation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) reared under different environmental and management conditions in six commercial flow through systems. Aquaculture 557: 738910, 1-12
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.; Korytář, T. (2021):
Effects of Chronic Hypoxia on the Immune Status of Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca Linnaeus, 1758). BIOLOGY-BASEL 10 (7): 649, 1-19
Krasnov, A.; Burgerhout, E.; Johnsen, H.; Tveiten, H.; Bakke, A. F.; 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. F.; 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
Sarais, F.; Kummerow, S.; Montero, R.; Rebl, H.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T.; Collet, B.; Rebl, A. (2021):
PIAS Factors from Rainbow Trout Control NF‐κB‐ and STAT‐Dependent Gene Expression. Int J Mol Sci 22 (23): 12815, 1-23