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

Schwerin, M.; Voigt, J.; Wegner, J.; Kühn, Ch.; Ender, K.; Hagemeister, H. (1999):
Gene expression in different tissues of lactating cows of differing metabolic type: 1. Comparison of mRNA patterns by the differential display method. J Anim Physiol An N 81 (3): 113-123
https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1439-0396.1999.813177.x
Schwerin, M.; Kühn, Ch. (1999):
Internationaler Stand der QTL-Kartierung beim Rind. 2.Rinder-Workshop "Auswirkungen neuer Technologien auf die Rinderzucht". Schriftenreihe des Institutes für Tierzucht und Ti : 42-50"
Goldammer, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R.; Schwerin, M. (1999):
Bovine chromosome fragment specific libraries - tool for the generation of region specific high density marker maps. Allattenyesz Takarmanyozas : Hungarian J Anim Pro 48 (1): 52-56
Vanselow, J.; Kühn, Ch.; Fürbaß, R.; Schwerin, M. (1999):
Three PCR-RFLPs identified in the promoter region 1.1 of the bovine aromatase gene (CYP19). Anim Genet 30 (3): 232-233
https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2052.1999.00404-11.x
Schwerin, M.; Goldammer, T.; Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R.; Brunner, R. M. (1999):
Targeted generation of high density marker and EST maps by chromosome microdissection - an useful prerequisite for QTL fine mapping and QTL cloning. In: Proc. "Poultry Genetics Symposium", Mariensee/Germany 6 - 8 October 1999 (Rudolf Preisinger, Hrsg.): 30-36"
Kühn, Ch.; Freyer, G.; Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Schwerin, M. (1999):
Detection of QTL for milk production traits in cattle by application of a specifically developed marker map of BTA6. Anim Genet 30 (5): 333-340
https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2052.1999.00487.x
Reinsch, N.; Thomsen, H.; Xu, T.; Brink, M.; Looft, C.; Kalm, E.; Brockmann, G.; Grupe, S.; Kühn, Ch. (1999):
A QTL for the degree of spotting in cattle shows synteny with the KIT locus on chromosome 6. J Hered 90 (6): 629-634
https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/90.6.629
Grupe, S.; Panicke, L.; Dietl, G.; Kühn, Ch.; Guiard, V.; Schwerin, M. (1998):
Identification of loci with significant effects on stillbirth and calving difficulties in Holstein cattle. Arch Tierzucht 41 (1/2): 151-158
Reinsch, N.; Xu, T.; Thomsen, H.; Grupe, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Schwerin, M.; Looft, C.; Kalm, E.; Leyhe, B.; Hiendleder, S.; Erhardt, G.; Medjugorac, I.; Russ, I.; Förster, M.; Brenig, B.; Reents, R.; Averdunk, G. (1998):
First results on somatic cell count loci from the ADR bovine mapping project. In: Proceedings 6th world congress on genetics applied to livestock production, Armidale/Australien Armidale/Australien: 426-428
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Kühn, Ch.; Laurent, P.; Barendse, W.; Levéziel, H.; Schwerin, M. (1998):
Five bovine polymorphic microsatellite markers: FBN5, FBN16, FBN17, FBN18 and FBN19. Anim Genet 29 (5): 412-413
https://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2052.1998.295387.x
Barendse, W.; Vaiman, D.; Kemp, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R. (1997):
A medium-density genetic linkage map of bovine genome. Mamm Genome 8 (1): 21-28
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s003359900340
Kühn, Ch. (1997):
Molekulargenetische Grundlagen für Erbdefekte beim Rind. Arch Tierzucht 40 (Suppl.): 121-127
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Kühn, Ch.; Barendse, W.; Schwerin, M. (1997):
Targeted development of microsatellite markers from the defined region of bovine Chromosome 6q21-31. Mamm Genome 8 (11): 836-840
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s003359900588
Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Olsaker, I. (1996):
FBN3 (D6S24): a bovine microsatellite derived from cosmid cIOBT475 at chromosome 6q12-14. Anim Genet 27 (1): 61
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.1996.tb01185.x
Kühn, Ch.; Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Grupe, S.; Olsaker, I.; Schwerin, M. (1996):
Isolation and application of chromosome 6 specific microsatellite markers for detection of QTL for milk-production traits. J Anim Breed Genet 113 (1-6): 355-362
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.1996.tb00626.x
Schmidt, P.; Kühn, Ch.; Pitra, Ch. (1996):
Mononucleotide repeat polymorphism within intron 1 of the bovine interferon-γ gene . Anim Genet 27 (3): 211-212
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.1996.tb00956.x
Weikard, R.; Goldammer, T.; Brockmann, G.; Kühn, Ch.; Schwerin, M. (1996):
Isolation and characterization of bovine chromosome region specific sequence-tagged microsatellite sites (STMS). J Anim Breed Genet 113 (1-6): 347-354
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.1996.tb00625.x
Weikard, R.; Henke, M.; Kühn, Ch.; Barendse, W.; Seyfert, H.-M. (1996):
A polymorphic microsatellite within the immunorelevant bovine lysozyme-encoding gene. Anim Genet 27 (2): 125
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.1996.tb00481.x
Schmidt, P.; Ludt, C.; Kühn, Ch.; Buitkamp, J. (1996):
A diallelic tetranucleotide repeat, (GT3)5 or 6, within intron 1 of the ovine interferon-γ gene. Anim Genet 27 (6): 437-438
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.1996.tb00518.x
Panicke, L.; Dietzel, J.; Kühn, Ch.; Freyer, G.; Gernand, E.; Schwerin, M.; Dietl, G. (1995):
Nutzung genetischer Marker für die Verengung des Eiweiß-Fett-Verhältnisses in der Kuhmilch. Abschlußbericht zum EU-Forschungsvorhaben 1116/92-25,: 1-168