Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Rebl

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Working group Fish Genetics
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Understanding immunological and stress-induced physiological mechanisms for the optimisation of health concepts in aquaculture
  • Recording the genomic differences between individuals and populations of established and new aquaculture fish species with regard to immunocompetence and performance

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014-today: Scientist in the working group Fish Genetics at the Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2009-2014: Leader of the junior research group Genetics of Immune Defence in Fish at the FBN
  • 2007-2009: Postdoc in the Fish Genetics Unit at the FBN
  • 2004-2007: PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Rostock
  • 1999-2004: Diploma in Biology at the University of Rostock


Zawisza, M.; Rebl, A.; Teitge, F.; Krzystyniak, B.; Piackova, V.; Gela, D.; Kocour, M.; Chadzinska, M.; Adamek, M.; Rakus, K. (2024):
Stressing out – carp edema virus induces stress and modulates immune response in common carp.
Frontiers in Immunology 15: 1350197, 1-17
Hildebrand, M. C.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Palm, H. W.; Bassmann B. (2024):
Effects of Zn-EDTA on Health and Welfare of the African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in a RAS-aquaculture system [epublished ahead of print].
Frontiers in Aquaculture
Decloquement, M.; Venuto, M. T.; Cogez, V.; Steinmetz, A.; Schulz, C.; Lion, C.; Noel, M.; Rigolot, V.; teppa, R.; Biot, C.; Rebl, A.; Galuska, S. P.; Harduin-Lepers, A (2023):
Salmonid polysialyltransferases to generate a variety of sialic acid polymers. Sci Rep-UK 13: 15610, 1-14
Röttgen, V.; Tümmler, L.-M.; Koczan, D.; Rebl, A.; Kuhla, B.; Vanselow, J.; Baufeld, A. (2023):
Early milk-feeding regimes in calves exert long-term effects on the development of ovarian granulosa cells. BMC Genomics 24: 485, 1-13
van Muilekom, D.; Collet, B.; Rebl, H.; Zlatina, K.; Sarais, F.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2023):
Lost and Found: The Family of NF-κB Inhibitors Is Larger than Assumed in Salmonid Fish. Int J Mol Sci 24 (12): 10229, 1-21
Ludwig, C.; Bohleber, S.; Lapp, R.; Rebl, A.; Wirth, C.; Langhammer, M.; Schweizer, U.; Weitzel, J. M.; Michaelis, M. (2023):
Alterations in gonadotropin, apoptotic and metabolic pathways in granulosa cells warrant superior fertility of the Dummerstorf high fertility mouse line 1. J OVARIAN RES 16: 32, 1-16
Chan, J.; Picard-Sanchez, A.; Majstorovic, J.; Rebl, A.; Koczan, D.; Dycka, F.; Holzer, A.; Korytar, T. (2023):
Red blood cells in proliferative kidney disease - rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) infected by Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae harbor IgM+ red blood cells. Front Immunol 14: 1041325, 1-15
Baßmann, B.; Hahn, L.; Rebl, A.; Wenzel, L. C.; Hildebrand, M.-C.; Verleih, M.; Palm, H. W. (2023):
Effects of Stocking Density, Size, and External Stress on Growth and Welfare of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822) in a Commercial RAS. FISHES-BASEL 8 (2): 74, 1-20
Hildebrand, M.-C.; Rebl, A.; Nguinkal, J. A.; Palm, H. W.; Baßmann, B. (2023):
Effects of Fe-DTPA on Health and Welfare of the African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) . WATER-SUI 15 (2): 299, 1-21
Sarais, F.; Montero, R.; Ostermann, S.; Rebl, A.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T. (2022):
The Early Immune Response of Lymphoid and Myeloid Head-Kidney Cells of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Stimulated with Aeromonas salmonicida. FISHES-BASEL 7 (1): 12, 1-15
Franz, G. P.; Tönißen, K.; Rebl, A.; Lutze, P.; Grunow, B. (2022):
The expression of myogenic gene markers during the embryo-larval-transition in Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca). AQUAC RES 53 (13): 4767-4781
Seibel, H.; Krassilnikova, K.; Fichtner-Grabowski, F.; Rebl, A.; Schulz, C.; Hornburg, S. (2022):
Interactions of plant-based feeding and handling stress on the expression of selected immune markers in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). AQUAC RES 53 (11): 4304-4315
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 54 (1): 73-95
Adamek, M.; Matras, M.; Rebl, A.; Stachnik, M.; Falco, A.; Bauer, J.; Miebach, A.-C.; 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