PD Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Höflich

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of working group Endocrinology of Farm Animals
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Growth and metabolism
  • Functional genome analysis
  • Biomarker research

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2013: Director of Cell Signaling Unit, FBN
  • since 2009: Lecturer at the University of Rostock
  • 4/2009: Habilitation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rostock
  • 2006-2012: Group Leader, Mouse Genetics, FBN
  • 2002-2006: Lecturer at University of Rostock
  • 6/2002: Habilitation at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Munich
  • 1996-2002: Assistant professor University of Munich
  • 6/1995: Dissertation at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biology, Technical University of Munich
  • 1985-2002: Studies of Biology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg,


Molecular Animal Breeding: Lectures, Seminars and practical courses within the program: Diversity and Evolution (MSc)


Bielohuby, M.; Sawitzky, M.; Johnsen, H.; Wittenburg, D.; Beuschlein, F; Wolf, E.; Hoeflich, A. (2009):
Decreased p44/42 Mitogen-Activated protein Kinase Phoshorylation in Gender- or Hormone-Related But Not during Age-Related Adrenal Gland Growth in Mice. Endocrinology 150 (3): 1269-1277
Hoeflich, A.; Bielohuby, M. (2009):
Mechanisms of adrenal gland growth: signal integration by extracellular signal regulated kinases 1/2. J Mol Endocrinol 42 (3): 191-203
Diehl, D; Hessel, E.; Oesterle, D; Renner-Müller, Ingrid; Elmlinger, M.W.; Langhammer, M.; Göttlicher, M.; Wolf, M.; Lahm, H; Hoeflich, A. (2008):
IGFBP-2 overexpression reduces the appearance of dysplastic aberrant crypt foci and inhibits growth of adenomas in chemically induced colorectal carcinogenesis. Int J Cancer 124 (9): 2220-2225
Hoeflich, A.; Bielohuby, M. (2008):
Mechanisms of adrenal gland growth - signal integration by ERK1/2. J Mol Endocrinol 42 (3): 191-203
Kiepe, D.; Van der Pas, A.; Ciamatori, S.; Ständker, L.; Schütt, B.; Hoeflich, A.; Hügel, U.; Oh, J; Tönshoff, B. (2008):
Defined Carboxy-Terminal Fragments of Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) Binding Protein-2 Exert Similar Mitogenic Activity on Cultured Rat Growth Plate Chondrocytes as IGF-I. Endocrinology 149 (10): 4901-4911
Hoeflich, A. (2008):
Contrasting bone effects of temporary versus permanent IGFBP administration in rodents. Growth Horm IGF Res 18 (3): 181-187
Reim, N.S.; Breig, B.; Stahr, K.; Eberle, D.; Hoeflich, A.; Wolf, E.; Erben, Reinhold (2008):
Cortical bone loss in androgen-deficient aged male rats is mainly caused by increased endocortical bone remodeling. J Bone Miner Res 23 (5): 694-704
Manolopoulou, J.; Bielohuby, M.; Caton, S.J.; Gomez-Sanchez, C.E.; Renner-Müller, Ingrid; Wolf, E.; Lichtenauer, U; Beuschlein, F; Hoeflich, A.; Bidlingmeier, M. (2008):
A highly sensitive immunofluorometric assay for the measurement of aldosterone in small sample volumes: validation in mouse serum. J Endocrinol 196 (2): 215-224
Bielohuby, M.; Herbach, N; Wanke, R; Maser-Gluth, C.; Beuschlein, F; Wolf, E.; Hoeflich, A. (2007):
Growth analysis of the mouse adrenal gland from weaning to adulthood: time- and gender-dependent alterations of cell size and number in the cortical compartment. Am J Physiol-Endoc M 293 (1): E139-E146
Hoeflich, A.; Götz, K.W.; Lichanska, A.; Bielohuby, M.; Tönshoff, B.; Kiepe, D. (2007):
Effects of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in bone - a matter of cell and site. Arch Physiology and Biochemistry 113 (3): 142-153
Hoeflich, A.; Goetz, W.; Lichanska, A.; Bielohuby, M.; Tönshoff, B.; Kiepe, D. (2007):
Effects of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in bone - a matter of cell and site. Arch Physiology and Biochemistry 113 (3): 142-153
Lichtenauer, U; Duchniewicz, M; Kolanczyk, M; Hoeflich, A.; Hahner, S; Else, T; Bicknell, AB; Zemojtel, T; Stallings, NR; Schulte, P.; Schulte, P.; Kamps, P.; Hammer, H.; Scheele, S.; Beuschlein, F (2007):
Pre-B-cell transcription factor 1 and steroidogenic factor 1 synergistically regulate adrenocortical growth and steroidogenesis. Endocrinology 148 (2): 693-704
Moerth, Corinna; Schneider, F.; Renner-Müller, Ingrid; Blutke, A.; Elmlinger, M.W.; Erben, Reinhold; Camacho-Hübner, C; Hoeflich, A.; Wolf, M. (2007):
Postnatally elevated levels of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II fail to rescue the dwarfism of IGF-I-deficient mice except kidney weight. Endocrinology 148 (1): 441-451
Diehl, D; Oesterle, D; Elmlinger, M.W.; Hoeflich, A.; Wolf, M.; Lahm, H (2006):
IGF-II transgenic mice display increased aberrant colon crypt multiplicity and tumor volume after 1,2-dimethylhydrazine treatment. J Carcinogenesis 5: 25
Hoeflich, A.; Lahm, H; Wolf, M. (2006):
Molekulare Mechanismen der Wachstumswirkung des IGF-Systems. In: Molekularmedizinsche Grundlagen von para- und autokrinen Regulationsstörungen (D. Ganten, K. Ruckpaul, J. Köhrle, Hrsg.) Springer Verlag, (ISBN3-540-20138-6): 109-132
Frommer, KW; Reichenmiller, K; Schütt, BS; Hoeflich, A.; Ranke, MB; Dodt, G; Elmlinger, M.W. (2006):
IGF-independent effects of IGFBP-2 on the human breast cancer cell line Hs578T. J Mol Endocrinol 37 (1): 13-23
Christians, JK; Hoeflich, A.; Keightley, P. (2006):
PAPPA2, an enzyme that cleaves an insulin-like growth-factor-binding protein, is a candidate gene for a quantitative trait locus affecting body size in mice. Genetics 173 (3): 1547-1553