PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Bianka Grunow

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Working group Fish Growth Physiology
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


Schernewski, G.; Hoffmann, J.; Löser, N.; Dreisand, M.; Stavenhagen, P.; Grunow, B. (2006):
Measuring the progress and outcomes of Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management: The German Oder Estuary case study. IKZM-Oder Bericht 21: 1-41
Grunow, B. (2006):
Langjährige und saisonale Entwicklung des Phytoplanktons im Oderästuar. IKZM-Oder-Bericht 28: 1-75