Prof. Dr. med. vet. Christa Kühn

+49 38208 68-702
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Genome Biology
Genome Physiology Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Genome analysis
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Disease resistance

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018-present: Head of Institute of Genome Biology
  • 2014-present: Professor for Genetics of Disease Resistance at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science at the University Rostock
  • 2013-present: Director of the Genome Physiology Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Genome Biology
  • 2013: Call for Professor for Genetics of Disease Resistance at the University of Rostock
  • 2012: Vice Chair Research and Development at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2011: Call for Professor for Animal genetics and pathogenetics at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • 2008: Authorization to provide post-gradual veterinary qualification in „Molecular Biology“
  • 2005: Habilitation at the Faculty for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Rostock
  • 2004-2012: Team leader „QTL regions“, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Molecular Biology
  • 1992-present: Scientist in the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 1991-1992: Veterinary practitioner with focus on farm animals (cattle, pig, sheep, horse) in the veterinary centre M. Schibalski, Quakenbrück, Germany
  • 1990: Post-doc at the Veterinary University Hanover
  • 1989: Promotion to Dr. med. vet. at the Veterinary University Hannover and approbation
  • 1987: Final Veterinary State Examination at the Veterinary University Hanover

Professional Activities

  • 2011-present: Member of the Editorial Board for Animal Genetics
  • 2010-present: Editor for the Journal of Dairy Science
  • 2011-present: Treasurer of the Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften (GfT)
  • 2009-present: Associate Editor for Genetics, Selection, Evolution
  • 2006-2011: Editor for ANIMAL

Teaching

  • since 2004: Teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the University Rostock within Diplome and Master courses for Biology and for Diversity and Evolution
  • since 2003: Teaching at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science at the University Rostock within Bachelor and Master courses in Agricultural Science, Agricultural Ecology and Animal Science

Publications

Weikard, R.; Widmann, P.; Buitkamp, J.; Emmerling, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
Revisiting the QTL for milk production traits on BTA6. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress Applied to Livestock production, Leipzig, Germany, August 1-6, 2010 (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) Leipzig (978-3-00-031608-1) (CD): PP4-160
Weikard, R.; Altmaier, E; Suhre, K.; Weinberger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Setoguchi, K.; Takasuga, A.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
Metabolic profiles indicate distinct physiological pathways affected by two loci with major divergent effect on Bos taurus growth and lipid deposition. Physiol Genomics 42A (2): 79-88
Krappmann, K.; Weikard, R.; Wolf, C.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
Exclusion of the bovine factor XI gene as genetic backgroundof bovine neonatal pancytopenia in calves. In: 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften, Leipzig (978-3-00-031608-1): pp4-137
Kühn, Ch.; Brand, B.; Schwerin, M. (2010):
Recent advances in genetic resistance to mastitis in cattle. In: 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to LIvestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften, Hrsg.) Leipzig (978-3-00-031608-1) (CD):
Kühn, Ch.; Eberlein, A.; Altmaier, E; Suhre, K.; Weinberger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Pfuhl, R.; Weikard, R. (2010):
Molecular genetic dissection and phenotypic characterization of major Loci affecting pre-and postnatal growth in steers. In: 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft for Tierzuchtforschung e.V:, Hrsg.) Leipzig (978-3-00-031608-1) (CD):
Brand, B.; Baes, C.; Seidenspinner, T.; Mayer, M.; Thaller, G.; Reinsch, N.; Schwerin, M.; Kühn, Ch. (2010):
A Genomic Region On Bos taurus Autosome 18 Associated With Maternal And Direct Effects On Calving Traits In The German Holstein Population. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) (978-00-031608-1) (2010): 0566
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Eberlein, A.; Kühn, Ch. (2009):
Novel transcripts discovered by mining genomic DNA from defined regions of bovine chromosome 6. BMC Genomics 10: 186
Griesbeck-Zilch, B.; Osman, M.; Kühn, Ch.; Schwerin, M.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Pfaffl, M.W.; Hammerle-Fickinger, A.; Meyer, U.; Wellnitz, O. (2009):
Analysis of key molecules of the innate immune system in mammary epithelial cells isolated from marker-assisted and conventionally selected cattle. J Dairy Sci 92 (9): 4621-4633
Goldammer, T.; Kühn, Ch.; Brunner, R. M.; Weikard, R. (2009):
Evolutionary break point analysis between the proximal half of bovine chromosome 27 and conserved segments of the human genome. Cytogenet Genome Res 125 (1): 33-39
Brand, B.; Baes, C.; Mayer, M.; Reinsch, N.; Kühn, Ch. (2009):
Identification of a two-marker-haplotype on Bos taurus autosome 18 associated with somatic cell score in German Holstein cattle. BMC Genet 10 (1): 50
Buitkamp, J.; Kühn, Ch.; Semmer, J.; Götz, K.W. (2009):
Assignment of the locus for arachnomelia syndrome to bovine chromosome 23 in Simmental cattle. Anim Genet 40 (6): 894-899
Eberlein, A.; Takasuga, A.; Setoguchi, K.; Pfuhl, R.; Flisikowski, K.; Fries, R.; Klopp, N.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2009):
Dissection of genetic factors modulating fetal growth in cattle indicates a substantial role of the non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G (NCAPG) gene. Genetics 183 (3): 951-964
Baes, C.; Brand, B.; Mayer, M.; Kühn, Ch.; Liu, R.; Reinhardt, F.; Reinsch, N. (2009):
Refined positioning of a quantitative trait locus affecting somatic cell score on chromosome 18 in the German Holstein using linkage disequilibrium . J Dairy Sci 92 (8): 4046-4054
Kühn, Ch.; Reinhardt, F.; Schwerin, M. (2008):
Marker assisted selection of heifers improved milk somatic cell count compared to selection on conventional pedigree breeding values. Arch Tierzucht 51 (1): 23-32
Griesbeck-Zilch, B.; Meyer, H. H. D; Kühn, Ch.; Schwerin, M.; Wellnitz, O. (2008):
Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli cause deviating expression profiles of cytokines and lactoferrin messenger ribonucleic acid in mammary epithelial cells. J Dairy Sci 91 (6): 2215-2224
Kühn, Ch. (2008):
Verbesserung der Eutergesundheit durch Zucht?. Zuchtungskunde 81: 1-7
Kanitz, W.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Bugislaus, A.; Kühn, Ch.; Matthes, Winfried; Wangler, A. (2008):
Verbesserung funktionaler Merkmale: Eine Herausforderung zur vertieften Phänotypisierung. Arch Tierzucht 51 (Sonderheft 1): 83-97
Pfuhl, R.; Bellmann, O.; Kühn, Ch.; Teuscher, F.; Ender, K.; Wegner, J. (2007):
Beef versus dairy cattle: a comparison of feed conversion, carcass composition, and meat quality. Arch Tierzucht 50: 59-70
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Womack, J.E.; Kühn, Ch. (2007):
Forward to a detailed sequence map of bovine chromosome 6. Cytogenet Genome Res 116 (1-2): 72-79
Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R. (2007):
An investigation into the genetic background of coat colour dilution in a Charolais · German Holstein F2 resource population. Anim Genet 38 (2): 109-113