Dr. rer. nat. Henry Reyer

+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

  • 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


Müller-Eigner, A.; Sanz-moreno, A.; de Diego, I.; Venkateswaran Venkatasubramani, A.; Langhammer, M.; Gerlini, R.; Rathkolb, B.; Aguilar-Pimentel, A.; Klein-Rodewald, T.; Calzada-Wack, J.; Becker, L.; Palma Vera, S.; Gille, B.; Forne, I.; Imhof, A.; Meng, C.; Ludwig, A.; Koch, F.; Heiker, J.; Kuhla, A.; Caton, V.; Brenmoehl, J.; Reyer, H.; Schön, J.; Fuchs, B.; Gailus-Durner, V.; Hoeflich, A.; Hrabe de Angelis, M.; Peleg, S. (2022):
Dietary intervention improves health metrics and life expectancy of the genetically obese Titan mouse. COMMUN BIOL 5: 408, 1-17
Palma Vera, S.; Reyer, H.; Langhammer, M.; Reinsch, N.; Derezanin, L.; Fickel, J.; Qanbari, S.; Weitzel, J. M.; Franzenburg, S.; Hemmrich-Stanisak, G.; Schoen, J. (2022):
Genomic characterization of the world’s longest selection experiment in mouse reveals the complexity of polygenic traits. BMC BIOL 20: 52, 1-20
Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2021):
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 105 (S. 2): 52-62
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Trakooljul, N.; Siengdee, P.; Keiler, J.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
mRNA Profiles of Porcine Parathyroid Glands Following Variable Phosphorus Supplies throughout Fetal and Postnatal Life. Biomedicines 9 (5): 454, 1-14
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as a feed supplement in pig nutrition contributes to regional resource cycles. Sci Total Environ 796: 148988, 1-11
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Omotoso, A. O.; Iqbal, M. A.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Transcriptional responses in jejunum of two layer chicken strains following variations in dietary calcium and phosphorus levels. BMC Genomics 22: 485, 1-12
Reyer, H.; Sjöberg, P. J. R.; Oster, M.; Wubuli, A.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Mineral Phosphorus Supply in Piglets Impacts the Microbial Composition and Phytate Utilization in the Large Intestine. Microorganisms 9 (9): 1197, 1-10
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide SNP Analysis for Milk Performance Traits in Indigenous Sheep: A Case Study in the Egyptian Barki Sheep. Animal 11 (6): 1-9
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Selionova, M. I.; Reyer, H.; Sölkner, J.; Fornara, M. S.; Aybazov, A.-M. M.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2021):
SNP-Based Genotyping Provides Insight Into the West Asian Origin of Russian Local Goats. Front Genet 12: 708740, 1-16
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Kuhla, B.; Reinsch, N.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Identification of Genomic Regions Influencing N-Metabolism and N-Excretion in Lactating Holstein- Friesians. Front Genet 12: 699550, 1-12
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Jejunal transcriptomic profiling of two layer strains throughout the entire production period. Sci Rep-UK 11: 20086, 1-11
Iqbal, M. A.; Ali, A.; Hadlich, F.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
Dietary phosphorus and calcium in feed afects miRNA profles and their mRNA targets in jejunum of two strains of laying hens. Sci Rep-UK 11: 13534, 1-19
Ponsuksili, S.; Hadlich, F.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Iqbal, M. A.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genetic background and production periods shape the microRNA profiles of the gut in laying hens. Genomics 113 (4): 1790-1801
Ponsuksili, S.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genetic regulation and heritability of miRNA and mRNA expression link to phosphorus utilization and gut microbiome. Open Biol 11 (2): 200182, 1-11
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide Analysis for Early Growth-Related Traits of the Locally Adapted Egyptian Barki Sheep. Genes-Basel 12 (8): 1243, 1-10
Zinovieva, N. A.; Sheiko, I. P.; Dotsev, A. V.; Sheiko, R. I.; Mikhailova, M. E.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Abdelmanova, A. S.; Kharzinova, V. R.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Sölkner, J.; Pleshanov, N. V.; Brem, G. (2021):
Genome-wide SNP analysis clearly distinguished the Belarusian Red cattle from other European cattle breeds. Anim Genet 52 (5): 720-724
Deniskova, T.E.; Petrov, S. N.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Dotsev, A. V.; Fornara, M. S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bagirov, V.A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2021):
A search for genomic variants associated with body weight in sheep based on high density SNP genotypes analysis. Agricultural Biology 56 (2): 279-291
Hadlich, F.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
rePROBE: Workflow for Revised Probe Assignment and Updated Probe-set Annotation in Microarrays. GENOM PROTEOM BIOINF 19 (6): 1043-1049
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, B. A.; 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 (6): 700, 1-12