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


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
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
Magray, A. R.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Isernhagen, L.; Galuska, S. P.; Günther, J.; Verleih, M.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Ganai, B.; Ahmad, F.; Zlatina, K.; Rebl, A. (2022):
Evaluation of blood cell viability rate, gene expression, and O-GlcNAcylation profiles as indicative signatures for fungal stimulation of salmonid cell models. MOL IMMUNOL 142: 120-129
Gebauer, T.; Gebauer, R.; Císař, P.; Tran, H.; Tomášek, O.; Podhorec, P.; Prokešová, M.; Rebl, A.; Stejskal, V. (2021):
The Effect of Different Feeding Applications on the Swimming Behaviour of Siberian Sturgeon: A Method for Improving Restocking Programmes. BIOLOGY-BASEL 10 (11): 1162, 1-15
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
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
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
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 11 (9): 610353, 1-16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Martorell Ribera, J.; Venuto, M. T.; 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.; 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
Venuto, M. T.; 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 9 (11): 2391, 1-15
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
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