Dr. agr. Eduard Muráni

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
working group Physiological Genomics
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

Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Porcine muscle sensory attributes associate with major changes in gene networks invoving CAPZB, ANKDR1, and CTBP2. Funct Integr Genomic 9 (4): 455-471
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10142-009-0131-1
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Srikanchai, T.; Maak, S.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Expression of the porcine adrenergic receptor beta 2 gene in longissimus dorsi muscle is affected by cis-regulatory DNA variation. Anim Genet 40 (1): 80-89
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2008.01811.x
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2009):
QTL for traits related to humoral immune response estimated from data of a porcine F2 resource population. INT J IMMUNOGENET 36 (3): 141-151
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-313X.2009.00838.x
Tetzlaff, S.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Differential expression of growth factors and their receptors points out their involvement in the inverted teat defect in pigs. J Anim Sci 87 (11): 3451-3457
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2008-1660
Tetzlaff, S.; Jonas, E; Phatsara, C.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Evidence for association of lymphoid enhancer-binding factor-1 (LEF1) with the number of functional and inverted teats in pigs. Cytogenet Genome Res 124 (2): 139-146
https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000207521
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2008.00781.x
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Jonas, E; Walz, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Expression profiling of muscle reveals transcripts differentially expressed in muscle that affect water-holding capacity of pork. J Agr Food Chem 56 (21): 10311-10317
https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf800881y
Wimmers, K.; Ngu, N.T.; Jennen, D.; Tesfaye, D.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2008):
Relationship between myosin heavy chain isoform expression and muscling in several diverse pig breeds. J Anim Sci 86 (4): 795-803
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2006-521
Ponsuksili, S.; Jonas, E; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Srikanchai, T.; Walz, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Trait correlated expression combined with expression QTL analysis reveals biological pathways and candidate genes affecting water holding capacity of muscle. BMC Genomics 9: 367
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-9-367
Liu, G.; Kim, EJ; Jonas, E; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Tesfaye, D.; Ji Lan Chen, J.L; Schellander, K. (2008):
Combined line-cross and half-sib QTL analysis in Duroc-Pietrain population. Mamm Genome 19 (6): 429-438
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00335-008-9132-y
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Porcine genome-wide gene expression in response to tetanus toxoid vaccine. Developments in Biologicals 132: 185-195
Jonas, E; Schreinemachers, H.-J.; Kleinwächter, T.; Ün, G.; Oltmanns, I.; Tetzlaff, S.; Jennen, D.; Tesfaye, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Jüngst, H.; Tholen, E.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
QTL for the heritable inverted teat defect in pigs. Mamm Genome 19 (2): 127-138
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00335-007-9086-5
Thumdee, P.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Nganvongpanit, K.; Gehrig, B; Tesfaye, D.; Gilles, M.; Hoelker, M; Jennen, D.; Griese, J.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Expression of the prion protein gene (PRNP) and cellular prion protein (PrPc) in cattle and sheep foetuses and maternal tissues during pregnancy. Gene Expression 13 (4-5): 283-297
https://doi.org/10.3727/000000006780666984
Mörlein, D; Link, G; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wicke, M. (2007):
Evaluation of three pig crossbreed types with respect to strategies to improve the meat quality: MHS genotype rather than crossbreed type influences drip loss. Arch Tierzucht 50 (6): 605-618
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Investigation of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying stage- and breed-specific differences in the transcription of SPP1 gene during porcine myogenesis. Arch Tierzucht 50: 49-56
Nguyen Khang Thi Kim, K.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Tholen, E.; Tesfaye, D.; Mennicken, L.; Hoelker, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Association of the FADS2 gene with ω-6 and ω-3 PUFA concentration in the egg yolk of Japanese quail. Anim Biotechnol 18 (3): 189-201
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10495390701201390
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; te Pas, M.F.W.; Chang, K.; Davoli, R.; Merks, J.W.M.; Henne, H.; Muraniova, M.; Da _Costa, N; Harlizius, B.; Schellander, K.; Böll, I; Braglia, S.; de Wit, A.; Cagnazzo, M; Fontanesi, L; Prins, D; Ponsuksili, S. (2007):
Associations of functional candidate genes derived from gene expression profiles of prenatal porcine muscle tissue with meat quality and muscle deposition. Anim Genet 38 (5): 474-484
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01639.x
Muràni, E.; Muraniova, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Identification of genes differentially expressed during prenatal development of skeletal muscle in two pig breeds differing in muscularity. BMC Dev Biol 7: 109
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-213X-7-109
Liu, G.; Jennen, D.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Kleinwächter, T.; Hölker, M.; Tesfaye, D.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
A genome scan reveals QTL for growth, fatness, leanness and meat quality in a Duroc-Pietrain resource population. Anim Genet 38 (3): 241-252
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01592.x
Phatsara, C.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Tesfaye, D.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Molecular genetic analysis of porcine mannose-binding lectin genes, MBL1 and MBL2, and their association with complement activity. INT J IMMUNOGENET 34 (1): 55-63
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-313X.2007.00656.x