Dr. rer. nat. Bianka Grunow

+49 38208 68-852
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology & Growth
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

Examination of skeletal muscles in fish

  • Examination of the key processes in skeletal muscle development from embryo to adult fish
  • Investigation of meat quality in economically important species
  • Establishment of in vitro test systems from various tissues of different fish species

Professional Activities

Myogenesis in evolution: We will analyse possible similarities and differences of myogenesis in evolutionary diverse fish lineages.

Third-party projects:

Fish flesh quality: Establishment of sensory, physico-chemical and chemical measurement techniques for the supervision and the comparison of fish fillet in local fish species.

Third-party projects:

Establishment of cell cultures from fish tissue e.g. for the investigation of the effects of climate change on cell physiology


Tönißen, K.; Pfuhl, R.; Franz, G. P.; Dannenberger, D.; Bochert, R.; Grunow, B. (2022):
Impact of spawning season on fillet quality of wild pikeperch (Sander lucioperca). EUR FOOD RES TECHNOL 248: 1-9
Franz, G. P.; Warth, P.; Grunow, B.; Konstantinidis, P. (2022):
Osteology of the White Barracudina, Arctozenus risso (Bonaparte) (Aulopiformes: Paralepididae). Ichthyology & Herpetology 110 (1): 115-130
Grunow, B.; Reismann, T.R.; Moritz, T. (2022):
Pre-Hatching Ontogenetic Changes of Morphological Characters of Small-Spotted Catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula). Fishes 7 (3): 100, 1-11
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
Franz, G. P.; Lewerentz, L.; Grunow, B. (2021):
Observations of growth changes during the embryonic‐larval‐transition of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) under near‐natural conditions. J Fish Biol 99 (2): 425-436
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
Grunow, B.; Stange, K.; Bochert, R.; Tönißen, K. (2021):
Histological and biochemical evaluation of skeletal muscle in the two salmonid species Coregonus maraena and Oncorhynchus mykiss. Plos One 16: e0255062, 1-17
Noguera, P.; Klinger, M.; Örün, H.; Grunow, B.; Del-Pozo, J. (2021):
Ultrastructural insights into the replication cycle of salmon pancreas disease virus (SPDV) using salmon cardiac primary cultures (SCPCs). J FISH DIS 44 (12): 2031-2041
Franz, G. P.; Lewerentz, L.; Schneider, F.; Grunow, B. (2021):
Konzeption eines Prototyps zur Videoüberwachung von Zanderlarven. Mitteilungen der Landesforschungsanstalt für Landw 63: 134-142
Grunow, B.; Bochert, R.; Dannenberger, D.; Pfuhl, R.; Tönißen, K. (2021):
Einfluss verschiedener Futtermittel auf die Fleischqualität des Zanders. Mitteilungen der Landesforschungsanstalt für Landw 63: 116
Grunow, B.; Franz, G. P.; Tönißen, K. (2021):
In Vitro Fish Models for the Analysis of Exotoxins and Temperature Increase in the Context of Global Warming. TOXICS 9 (11): 286, 1-15
Wanka, H.; Lutze, P.; Staar, D.; Albers, A.; Bäumgen, I.; Grunow, B.; Peters, F. (2020):
Non-secretory renin reduces oxidative stress and increases cardiomyoblast survival during glucose and oxygen deprivation. Sci Rep-UK 10: 2329, 1-14
Bergmann, S. M.; Jin, Y.; Franzke, K.; Grunow, B.; Wang, Q.; Klafack, S. (2020):
Koi herpesvirus (KHV) and KHV disease (KHVD) – a recently updated overview. J Appl Microbiol 129 (1): 98-103
Komolka, K.; Bochert, R.; Franz, G. P.; Kaya, Y.; Pfuhl, R.; Grunow, B. (2020):
Determination and comparison of physical meat quality parameters of Percidae and Salmonidae in aquaculture. Foods 9 (4): 388, 1-13
Dannenberger, D.; Möller, R.; Westphal, L.; Moritz, T.; Dähne, M.; Grunow, B. (2020):
Fatty acid composition in blubber, liver, and muscle of marine mammals in the southern Baltic Sea. Animals-Basel 10: 1509, 1-12
Hook, S.; McMurray, C.; Ripley, D.; Allen, N.; Moritz, T.; Grunow, B.; Shiels, H. (2019):
Recognition software successfully aids the identification of individual small-spotted catsharks Scyliorhinus canicula during their first year of life. J Fish Biol 95 (6): 1465-1470
Hook, S.; Musa, S.; Ripley, D.; Hibbit, J.; Grunow, B.; Moritz, T.; Shiels, H. (2019):
Twins! Microsatellite analysis of two embryos within one egg case in oviparous elasmobranchs. Plos One 14 (12): e0224397
Hodgson, P.; Ireland, J.; Grunow, B. (2018):
Fish, the better model in human heart research? Zebrafish Heart aggregates as a 3D spontaneously cardiomyogenic in vitro model system. Prog Biophys Mol Bio 138: 132-141
Wanka, H.; Lutze, P.; Staar, D.; Grunow, B.; Peters, B. S.; Peters, J. (2018):
An alternative renin isoform is cardioprotective by modulating mitochondrial metabolism. J. Cell. Mol. Med. 1-11
Lutze, P.; Wanka, H.; Baumgen, I.; Staar, D.; Grunow, B.; Peters, J. (2017):
An Alternative Promoter in Intron1 of the Renin Gene is Regulated by Glucose Starvation via Serum Response Factor. Cell Physiol Biochem 42: 1447-1457