Dr. rer. nat. Henry Reyer

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

Research interests

  • Diversity and inheritance of complex traits related to performance, immunity and behaviour
  • Genetic variation with regard to the utilisation of micro- and macronutrients in farmed animals

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2009-2014: Ph.D. Student, University of Rostock/Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2009: Diploma (Biology), University of Rostock
  • 2003-2009: Studies in biology, University of Rostock


Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2020):
Effects of excessive or restricted phosphorus and calcium intake during early life on markers of bone architecture and composition in pigs. J Anim Physiol An N (https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.13286)
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Weber, F. M.; Xi, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Rodehutscord, M.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Ileal transcriptome profiles of Japanese quail divergent in phosphorus utilization. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2762, 1-13
Mir, BA; Reyer, H.; Komolka, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Maak, S. (2020):
Differentially expressed miRNA-gene targets related to intramuscular fat in Musculus longissimus dorsi of Charolais x Holstein F2-crossbred bulls. Genes-Basel 11 : 700 ,1-12
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as an alternative field crop contributing to closed agricultural cycles in chicken feeding. Sci Total Environ (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140490)
Wittenburg, D.; Bonk, S. M.; Doschoris, M.; Reyer, H. (2020):
Design of experiments for fine-mapping quantitative trait loci in livestock populations . BMC Genet 21: 66,1-14
Horodyska, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; Hamill, R. (2019):
Transcriptome analysis of adipose tissue from pigs divergent in feed efficiency reveals alteration in gene networks related to adipose growth, lipid metabolism, extracellular matrix and immune response. Mol Genet genomics 294: 395-408
Mebratie, W.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bovenhuis, H.; Jensen, J. (2019):
Genome wide association study of body weight and feed efficiency traits in a commercial broiler chicken population, a re-visitation. Sci Rep-UK 9: 922, 1-10
Horodyska, J.; Hamill, R.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; McCormack, U. M.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
RNA-seq of liver from pigs divergent in feed efficiency highlights shifts in macronutrient metabolism, hepatic growth and immune response. Front Genet 10: 117, 1-11
Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Borgelt, L.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Reichel, M.; Wolf, P; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Physiological and transcriptional responses in weaned piglets fed diets with varying phosphorus and calcium levels. Nutrients 11 (2): 436, 1-15
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wittenburg, D.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Genetic contribution to variation in blood calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase activity in pigs. Front Genet 10: 590, 1-12
McCormack, U. M.; Curiao, T.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Wilkinson, T.; Reyer, H.; Crispie, F.; Cotter, P. D.; Creevey, C. J.; Gardiner, G. E.; Lawlor, P. G. (2019):
Improvement of feed efficiency in pigs through microbial modulation via fecal microbiota transplantation in sows and dietary supplementation of inulin in offspring . Appl Environ Microb 85 (22): e01255-19
McCormack, U. M.; Curiao, T.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Magowan, E.; Berry, D. P.; Reyer, H.; Prieto, M.; Buzoianu, S.; Harrison, M.; Rebeiz, N.; Crispie, F.; Cotter, P. D.; O´Sullivan, O.; Gardiner, G. E.; Lawlor, P. G. (2019):
Porcine feed efficiency-associated intestinal microbiota and physiological traits: finding consistent cross-locational biomarkers for residual feed intake. MSYSTEMS 4 (4): e00324-18
Yurchenko, A.; Deniskova, T.E.; Yudin, N.; Dotsev, A.V.; Khamiruev, T.; Selionova, M. I.; Egorov, S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N.; Larkin, D. M. (2019):
High-density genotyping reveals signatures of selection related to acclimation and economically important traits in 15 local sheep breeds from Russia. BMC Genomics 20: 294, 1-19
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Wubuli, A.; Vollmar, B.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Effekte einer differentiellen Phosphorversorgung bei Monogastriden. In: 15. Tagung Schweine- und Geflügelernährung, 19.-21.November 2019, Lutherstadt Wittenberg : Tagungsband (A. Zeyner und H. Kluth, Hrsg.) Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften
Wubuli, A.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Tissue-wide gene expression analysis of sodium/phosphate co-transporters in pigs. Int J Mol Sci 20 (22): 5576, 1-12
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Lushihina, E.; Shakhin, A.; Kunz, E.; Medugorac, I.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Khayatzadeh, N.; Sölkner, J.; Sermyagin, A; Zhunushev, A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. (2019):
Population structure and genetic diversity of sheep breeds in the Kyrgyzstan. Front Genet 10: 1311, 1-15
Mészáros, G.; Fornara, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Sölkner, J.; Brem, G.; Sermyagin, A; Zinovieva, N. (2019):
Elevated haplotypes frequencies reveal similarities for selection signatures in Western and Russian Simmental populations. Journal of Central European Agriculture 20 (1): 1-11
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Petrov, S.; Fornara, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bagirov, V.A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. (2019):
Genomic assessment and phenotypic characteristics of F2 resource sheep population [russ.]. Agric Sci Euro-North-East 20 (5): 498-507
Horodyska, J.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Mullen, A.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K.; Hamill, R. (2018):
Analysis of meat quality traits and gene expression profiling of pigs divergent in residual feed intake. Meat Sci 137: 265-274
McCormack, U. M.; Curiao, T.; Wilkinson, T.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Reyer, H.; Ryan, T.; Calderon-Diaz, J. A.; Crispie, F.; Cotter, P. D.; Creevey, C. J.; Gardiner, G. E.; Lawlor, P. G. (2018):
Fecal microbiota transplantation in gestating sows and neonatal offspring alters lifetime intestinal microbiota and growth in offspring. mSystems 3 (3): e00134-17, 1-20