Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Rebl

+49 38208 68-702
Leibniz 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


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
Zlatina, K.; Saftenberger, M.; Kühnle, A.; Galuska, C.E.; Gärtner, U.; Rebl, A.; Oster, M.; Vernunft, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Polysialic acid in human plasma can compensate the cytotoxicity of histones. Int J Mol Sci 19 (6): 1679, 1-10
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
Strubl, S.; Schubert, U; Kühnle, A.; Rebl, A.; Ahmadvand, N.; Fischer, S.; Preissner, K.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Polysialic acid is released by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro. Cell Biosci 8 (64):
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
Galow, A.-M.; Rebl, A.; Koczan, D.; Gimsa, J. (2017):
MC3T3 osteoblast-like cells cultured at alkaline pH: microarray data (Affymetrix GeneChip Mouse 2.0 ST). Data in brief 13: 108-114
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
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
Galow, A.M.; Rebl, A.; Koczan, D.; Bonk, S. M.; Baumann, W.; Gimsa, J. (2017):
Increased osteoblast viability at alkaline pH in vitro provides a new perspective on bone regeneration. Biochem Biophys Rep 10: 17-25
Wirthgen, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Rebl, A.; Günther, J. (2017):
Kynurenic acid: The Janus-faced role of an immunomodulatory tryptophan metabolite and its link to pathological conditions. Front Immunol 8: 1957, 1-13
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
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