Dr. agr. Eduard Muráni

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

Research interests

  • Molecular biology and genetics of traits related to production, adaptation, and welfare in pigs, in particular stress response, behaviour, and muscle development
  • Regulation of mRNA expression
  • Biology connecting genetic with phenotypic variation

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014-present: Scientist, Genomics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2009-2014: Junior Group Leader, Genomics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN),
  • 2004-2009: Scientist, Genomics Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2002-2004: Postdoctoral Fellow, EU Project PorDictor, Inst. Of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2003: Ph.D. in Agricultural Science
  • 1998-2002: PhD Student, Inst. Of Animal Science, University of Bonn, Germany
  • 1993-1998: MSc, Constantine the Philosopher University (UKF), Nitra, Slovakia

Publications

Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Wittenburg, D.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Expression variation of the porcine ADRB2 has a complex genetic background. Mol Genet genomics 288 (11): 615-625
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00438-013-0776-2
Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2013):
Transcript variants of the porcine glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1). Gen Comp Endocr 189: 127-133
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.04.038
Altmann, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Metges, C. C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2013):
Dietary protein restriction and excess of pregnant German Landrace sows induce changes in hepatic gene expression and promoter methylation of key metabolic genes in the offspring. J Nutr Biochem 24 (2): 484-495
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.01.011
Yang, X.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Association of TLR5 sequence variants and mRNA level with cytokine transcription in pigs. Immunogenetics 65 (2): 125-132
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00251-012-0662-9
Rangkasenee, N.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Schellander, K.; Cinar, M. U.; Scholz, A. M.; Luther, H.; Hofer, A.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
KRT8, FAF1 and PTH1R gene polymorphisms are associated with leg weakness traits in pigs. Mol Biol Rep 39 (4): 2859-2866
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-2301-9
Chomwisarutkun, K.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
QTL region-specific microarrays reveal differential expression of positional candidate genes of signaling pathways associated with the liability for the inverted teat defect. Anim Genet 44 (2): 139-148
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02378.x
Yang, X.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Association of TLR4 polymorphism with cytokine expression level and pulmonary lesion score in pigs. Mol Biol Rep 39 (6): 7003-7009
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1530-2
Do, V. A. K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Huynh, L. T. P.; Brunner, R. M.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Detection of a polymorphic site of the porcine C8G gene and evaluation of association with haemolytic complement activity. Arch Tierzucht 55 (3): 255-262
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Tesfaye, D.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Gene expression and DNA-methylation of bovine pretransfer endometrium depending on its receptivity after in vitro-produced embryo transfer. Plos One 7 (8): 1-13
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042402
Ponsuksili, S.; Du, Y.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Elucidating molecular networks that either affect or respond to plasma cortisol concentration in target tissues of liver and muscle. Genetics 192 (3): 1109-1122
https://dx.doi.org/10.1534/genetics.112.143081
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Transcriptional response of skeletal muscle to a low-protein gestation diet in porcine offspring accumulates in growth- and cell cycle-regulating pathways. Physiol Genomics 44 (16): 811-818
https://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physiolgenomics.00050.2012
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
A low protein diet during pregnancy provokes a lasting shift of hepatic expression of genes related to cell cycle throughout ontogenesis in a porcine model. BMC Genomics 13 (1): 93-107
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-13-93
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
A gestational high protein diet affects the abundance of muscle transcripts related to cell cycle regulation throughout development in porcine progeny. Plos One 7 (3): 1-9
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034519
Du, Y.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Flexible and efficient genome tiling design with penalized uniqueness score. BMC Bioinformatics 13: 323-334
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-13-323
Chomwisarutkun, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
Gene expression analysis of mammary tissue during fetal bud formation and growth in two pig breeds - indications of prenatal initiation of postnatal phenotypic differences. BMC Dev Biol 12: 13-29
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-213x-12-13
Altmann, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Metges, C. C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2012):
Maternal dietary protein restriction and excess affects offspring gene expression and methylation of non-SMC subunits of condensin I in liver and skeletal muscle. Epigenetics-US 7 (3): 239-252
https://dx.doi.org/10.4161/epi.7.3.19183
Altmann, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Metges, C. C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2012):
Somatic cytochrome c (CYCS) gene expression and promoter-specific DNA methylation in a porcine model of prenatal exposure to maternal dietary protein excess and restriction. Brit J Nutr 107 (6): 791-799
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114511003667
Altmann, S.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2012):
Effect of gestational protein deficiency and excess on hepatic expression of genes related to cell cycle and proliferation in offspring from late gestation to finishing phase in pig. Mol Biol Rep 39 (6): 7095-7104
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1541-z
Reyer, H.; Muràni, E. (2012):
Ein Stück im genetischen Puzzle. Leibniz Nordost 15: 6-7
Muràni, E.; Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Fritschka, S.; Wimmers, K. (2012):
A substitution in the ligand binding domain of the porcine glucocorticoid receptor affects activity of the adrenal gland. Plos One 7 (9): 1-10
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0045518