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

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
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
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; D´Eath, R. B.; Turner, S.P.; Evans, G.; Thölking, L.; Kurt, E.; Klont, R.; Foury, A.; Mormède, P.; Wimmers, K. (2011):
Differential mRNA expression of genes in the porcine adrenal gland associated with psychosocial stress. J Mol Endocrinol 46 (3): 165-174
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2011):
A high protein diet during pregnancy affects hepatic gene expression of energy sensing pathways along ontogenesis in a porcine model. Plos One 6 (7): 1-12
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Brand, B.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K. (2011):
Integrating expression profiling and whole-genome association for dissection of fat traits in a porcine model. J Lipid Res 52 (4): 668-678
Do, V. A. K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K. (2011):
Polymorphic sites in the 5'-region of the porcine C8A gene. Arch Tierzucht 54 (4): 430-438
Wimmers, K.; Do, V. A. K.; Schütze, S.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2011):
The three-way relationship of polymorphisms of porcine genes encoding terminal complement components, their differential expression, and health-related phenotypes. BMC Proceedings 5 (Suppl.4): S19, 1-4
Srikanchai, T.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Association of ZYX polymorphisms with carcass and meat quality traits in commercial pigs. Meat Sci 84 (1): 159-164
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; D´Eath, R.; Turner, S.P.; Kurt, E.; Evans, G.; Thölking, L.; Klont, R.; Foury, A.; Mormède, P.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Association of HPA axis-related genetic variation with stress reactivity and aggressive behaviour in pigs. BMC Genet 11 (74): 1-11
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; D´Eath, R.; Turner, S.P.; Evans, G.; Foury, A.; Kurt, E.; Thölking, L.; Klont, R.; Mormède, P.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Transcriptional profiling of the adrenal gland for the identification of genes and pathways associated with stress response and aggressive behaviour. In: 32th ISAG conference proceedings (International Society for Animal Genetics, Hrsg.): 108
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Expression quantitative trait loci analysis of genes in porcine muscle by quantitative real-time RT-PCR compared to microarray data. Heredity 105 (3): 309-317
Srikanchai, T.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Four loci differentially expressed in muscle tissue depending on water-holding capacity are associated with meat quality in commercial pig herds. Mol Biol Rep 37 (1): 595-601
Naraballobh, W; Chomdej, S.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Annotation and in silico localization of the Affymetrix GeneChip Porcine Genome Array. Arch Tierzucht 53: 230-238
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Pre- and postnatal differential gene expression with relevance for meat and carcass traits in pigs - a review. Anim Sci Pap Rep 28 (2): 115-122
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Identification of expression QTL (eQTL) of genes expressed in porcine M. longissimus dorsi and associated with meat quality traits. BMC Genomics 11: 572
D´Eath, R.; Turner, S.P.; Kurt, E.; Thölking, L.; Looft, H; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Klont, R.; Foury, A.; Ison, S.; Lawrence, A.; Mormède, P. (2010):
Pigs' aggressive temperament affects pre-slaughter mixing aggression, stress and meat quality. Animal 4: 604-616
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Expression QTL and their applications in genetic improvement in farm animals.
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Functional genomics and genetical genomics approaches towards elucidating networks of genes affecting meat performance in pigs. Briefings in Functional Genomics 9: 251-258
Wimmers, K.; Dolle, K.; Leeb, T.; Schellander, K.; Brunner, R. M.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Identification of porcine candidate genes for water-holding capacity using QTL-region-specific BAC-arrays. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) (978-00-031608) (2010): 455
Tetzlaff, S.; Chomdej, S.; Jonas, E; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Association of parathyroid hormone-like hormone (PTHLH) and its receptor (PTHR1) with the number of functional and inverted teats in pigs. J Anim Breed Genet 126 (3): 237-241