Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Rebl

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

Research interests

Structural and functional characterization of signaling cascades in bony fish activated in response to a pathogenic stimulus: Our investigation mainly focuses on innate immune mechanisms comprising the Toll-like receptor signaling cascade, the complement system, acute-phase reactants, and cytokine networks in teleosts.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014-present: Scientist, Member of the Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2009-2014: Junior Group Leader, Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN),
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fish Genetics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2007: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
  • 2004-2007: PhD Student, University of Rostock
  • 1999-2004: Diploma, University of Rostock


Martorell Ribera, J.; Nipkow, M.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Bochert, R.; Koll, R.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Early response of salmonid head-kidney cells to stress hormones and toll-like receptor ligands. Fish Shellfish Immun 98: 950-961
Koll, R.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Brunner, R. M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2020):
Gene profiling in the adipose fin of salmonid fishes supports its function as a flow sensor. Genes-Basel 11: 21, 1-22
Venuto, M.; Decloquement, M.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Noel, M.; Rebl, A.; Cogez, V.; Petit, D.; Galuska, S. P.; Harduin-Lepers, A. (2020):
Vertebrate Alpha2,8-Sialyltransferases (ST8Sia): A Teleost Perspective. Int J Mol Sci 21 (2): 513, 1-21
Bornhöfft, K.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Viergutz, T.; Venuto, M.; Gimsa, U.; Galuska, S. P.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterization of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins in fish reveals teleost-specific structures and expression patterns. Cells-Basel (https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9040836)
Swirplies, F.; Würtz, S.; Baßmann, B.; Orban, A.; Schäfer, N.; Brunner, R. M.; Hadlich, F.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2019):
Identification of molecular stress indicators in pikeperch Sander lucioperca correlating with rising water temperatures. Aquaculture 501: 260-271
Bornhöfft, K.; Rebl, A.; Gallagher, M.E.; Viergutz, T.; Zlatina, K.; Reid, C.; Galuska, S. P. (2019):
Sialylated cervical mucins inhibit the activation of neutrophils to form neutrophil extracellular traps in bovine in vitro model. Front Immunol 10: 2478, 1-15
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Verleih, M.; Haupt, S.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2019):
At least two genes encode many variants of Irak3 in rainbow trout, but neither the full-length factor nor its variants interfere directly with the TLR-mediated stimulation of inflammation. Front Immunol 10: 2246, 1-19
Montero, R.; Strzelczyk, J.; Tze Ho Chan, J.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Köllner, B.; Korytár, T. (2019):
Dawn to dusk: Diurnal rhythm of the immune response in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biology 9 (1): 8, 1-13
Verleih, M.; Borchel, A.; Rebl, A.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
A molecular survey of programmed cell death in rainbow trout: Structural and functional specifications of apoptotic key molecules. Comp Biochem Phys B 230: 57-69
Borchel, A.; Verleih, M.; Kühn, C.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
Evolutionary expression differences of creatine synthesis-related genes: Implications for skeletal muscle metabolism in fish. Sci Rep-UK 9: 5429, 1-8
Nguinkal, J.A.; Brunner, R. M.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; de los Rios Pérez, L.; Schäfer, N.; Hadlich, F.; Stüeken, M.; Wittenburg, D.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
The first highly contiguous genome assembly of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca), an emerging aquaculture species in Europe. Genes-Basel 10: 708, 1-14
Borchel, A.; Komisarczuk, A.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Nilsen, F. (2018):
Systematic identification and characterization of stress-inducible heat shock proteins (HSPs) in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). CELL STRESS CHAPERON 23 (1): 127-139
Bornhöfft, K.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Siglecs: a journey through the evolution of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins. Dev Comp Immunol 86: 219-231
Zlatina, K.; Saftenberger, M.; Kühnle, A.; Galuska, C.E.; Gärtner, U.; Rebl, A.; Oster, M.; Vernunft, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Polysialic acid in human plasma can compensate the cytotoxicity of histones. Int J Mol Sci 19 (6): 1679, 1-10
Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Under control: the innate immunity of fish from the inhibitors' perspective. Fish Shellfish Immun 77: 328-349
Nipkow, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Luft, P.; Rebl, A.; Hoeflich, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Characterization of igf1 and igf2 genes during maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena) ontogeny and the effect of temperature on embryogenesis and igf expression. Growth Horm IGF Res 40: 32-43
Rebl, A.; Verleih, M.; Nipkow, M.; Altmann, S.; Bochert, R.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Gradual and acute temperature rise induces crossing endocrine, metabolic, and immunological pathways in Maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena). Front Genet 9: 241, 1-16
Strubl, S.; Schubert, U; Kühnle, A.; Rebl, A.; Ahmadvand, N.; Fischer, S.; Preissner, K.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Polysialic acid is released by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro. Cell Biosci 8 (64):
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Köbis, J.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2017):
ST2 from rainbow trout quenches TLR signalling, localises at the nuclear membrane and allows the nuclear translocation of MYD88. Dev Comp Immunol 67: 139-152
Köbis, J.; Rebl, H.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2017):
Multiple gene and transcript variants encoding trout C-polysaccharide binding proteins are differentially but strongly induced after infection with Aeromonas salmonicida. Fish Shellfish Immun 60: 509-519