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


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Altmann, S.; Rebl, A.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T. (2015):
Identification and de novo sequencing of housekeeping genes appropriate for gene expression analyses in farmed maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena) during crowding stress. Fish Physiol Biochem 41 (2): 397-412
Verleih, M.; Borchel, A.; Krasnov, A.; Rebl, A.; Korytar, T.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T. (2015):
Impact of thermal stress on kidney-specific gene expression in farmed regional and imported rainbow trout. Mar Biotechnol 17 (5): 576-592
Rebl, A.; Nipkow, M.; Goldammer, T.; Kühn, C. (2015):
Ostseeschnäpel aus regionaler Aquakultur : Wie kann Haltungsstress aufgedeckt werden?. Forschungsreport 51: 4-7
Brietzke, J.; Korytar, T.; Jaros, J.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Rebl, A. (2015):
Aeromonas salmonicida infection only moderately regulates expression of factors contributing to toll-like receptor signaling but massively activates the cellular and humoral branches of innate immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J Immunol Res 2015: 901015, 1-16
Zante, M.D.; Borchel, A.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2015):
Cloning and characterization of the proximal promoter region of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) interleukin-6 gene. Fish Shellfish Immun 43 (1): 249-256
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
Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2014):
Burnoutprophylaxe für Forellen. Leibniz Nordost 18: 10-11
Rebl, A.; Brietzke, A.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2014):
GRP94 is encoded by two differentially expressed genes during development of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish Physiol Biochem 40 (6): 1917-1926
Borchel, A.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2014):
Cold shock induced changes in gene expression in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). In: 15th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 23) (Christa Kühn, Gunther Viereck, Hrsg.): 25-28
Borchel, A.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T. (2014):
Creatine metabolism differs between mammals and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). SpringerPlus 3: 510-519
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Korytar, T.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2014):
The proximal promoter of a novel interleukin-8-encoding gene in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is strongly induced by CEBPA, but not NF-κB p65. Dev Comp Immunol 46 (2): 155-164