PD Dr. med. vet. Jennifer Schön

+4938208 68-752
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Reproductive Biology
Reproductive Cell Biology Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Gameto- and Embryo-Epithelial Interactions
  • Innovative Cell Culture Models
  • Regulation of Spermatogenesis

Curriculum Vitae

  • 06/2014-present: Head of the Reproductive Cell Biology Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2013-2014: Coordinator and Coach, BioThinking Program for Collaborative Research, Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2004-2012: Postdoc and Senior Scientist, Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2007 and 2008: Guest Scientist, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Physiology, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • 2001-2004: Doctoral candidate, Leibniz-Institute for Zoo- und Wildlife Research, Berlin


  • Currently: The animal as a system, the animal in the system: research in farm animal biology
    (Seminar, Department of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin)
  • Since 2016: Male Reproductive Biology, Seminar, Department of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin
  • 2013-2015: PrePAL: Preclinical Peer Assisted Learning (Elective Course), Department of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin
  • 2010-2014: Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam, School of Design Thinking, Member of the Teaching Team
  • 2005-2012: Molecular Biology of Reproduction (Elective Course), FU Berlin
  • 2004-2012: Biochemistry, Department of Veterinary Medicine, FU Berlin


Saint-Dizier, M.; Schoen, J.; Chen, S.; Banliat, C.; Mermillod, P. (2020):
Composing the early embryonic microenvironment: physiology and regulation of oviductal secretions. Int J Mol Sci 21: 223, 1-21
Du, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Schoen, J.; Chen, S. (2020):
Does maternal stress affect the early embryonic microenvironment? Impact of long-term cortisol stimulation on the oviduct epithelium. Int J Mol Sci 21 (2): 443, 1-14
Laezer, I.; Palma-Vera, S. E.; Liu, F.; Frank, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Vernunft, A.; Schoen, J.; Chen, S. (2020):
Dynamic profile of EVs in porcine oviductal fluid during the periovulatory period. Reproduction 159 (4): 371-382
Sharma, A.; Baddela, V. S.; Roettgen, V.; Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Dannenberger, D.; Hammon, H. M.; Schoen, J.; Vanselow, J. (2020):
Effects of dietary fatty acids on bovine oocyte competence and granulosa cells. Front Endocrinol 11: 87, 1-12
Michaelis, M.; Sobczak, A.; Ludwig, C.; Marvanova, H.; Langhammer, M.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2020):
Altered testicular cell type composition in males of two outbred mouse lines selected for high fertility. Andrology 8 (5): 1419-1427
Chen, S.; Schön, J. (2019):
Air-liquid interface cell culture: from airway epithelium to the female reproductive tract. Reprod Domest Anim 54 (3): 38-45
Schön, J.; Chen, S. (2019):
Das Eileiterepithel in vitro. In: Der Ovidukt – ein wenig beachtetes Organ am Beginn jedes Wirbeltierlebens (Nova Acta Leopoldina, NF , 422) (Gottfried Brem, Hrsg.) Halle (978-3-8047-3991-8): 115-130
Michaelis, M.; Sobczak, A.; Koczan, D.; Langhammer, M.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2018):
Testicular transcriptional signatures associated with high fertility. Reproduction 155 (2): 219-231
Chen, S.; Palma Vera, S.; Kempisty, B.; Rucinski, M.; Vernunft, A.; Schoen, J. (2018):
In vitro mimicking of estrous cycle stages: dissecting the impact of estradiol and progesterone on oviduct epithelium. Endocrinology 159 (9): 3421-3432
Schoen, J.; Chen, S. (2018):
Modeling early embryo-maternal interactions in vitro. Anim Reprod 15 (Suppl. 1): 784-790
Schön, J. (2018):
Signatur der Fruchtbarkeit : SOS für die Fertilität: FBN erforscht Schlüsselmechanismen der Fruchtbarkeit bei Maus, Schwein und Löwe. Leibniz Nordost 27: 12-13
Langhammer, M.; Michaelis, M.; Hartmann, F.; Wudy, A.; Sobczak, A.; Nürnberg, G.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2017):
Reproductive performance primarily depends on the female genotype in a two-factorial breeding experiment using high-fertility mouse lines. Reproduction 153 (3): 361-368
Palma Vera, S.; Schön, J.; Chen, S. (2017):
Periovulatory follicular fluid levels of estradiol trigger inflammatory and DNA damage responses in oviduct epithelial cells. Plos One 12 (2): e0172192, 1-15
Chen, S.; Palma Vera, S.; Langhammer, M.; Galuska, S. P.; Braun, B.C.; Krause, E.; Lucas-Hahn, A.; Schön, J. (2017):
An air-liquid interphase approach for modeling the early embryo-maternal contact zone. Sci Rep-UK 7: 42298, 1-7
Michaelis, M.; Sobczak, A.; Koczan, D.; Langhammer, M.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2017):
Selection for female traits of high fertility affects male reproductive performance and alters the testicular transcriptional profile. BMC Genomics 18 (1): 889, 1-19
van der Wejden, V.; Chen, S.; Bauersachs, S.; Ulbrich, S. E.; Schön, J. (2017):
Gene expression of bovine embryos developing at the air-liquid interface on oviductal epithelial cells (ALI-BOEC). Reprod Biol Endocrin 15: 91, 1-8
Chen, S.; Einspanier, R.; Schön, J. (2015):
Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER): a functional parameter to monitor the quality of oviduct epithelial cells cultured on filter supports. Histochem Cell Biol 144 (5): 509-515
Henry, F.; Eder, S.; Reynaud, K.; Schön, J.; Wibbelt, G.; Fontbonne, A.; Müller, P. (2015):
Seminal fluid promotes in vitro sperm-oviduct binding in the domestic cat (Felis catus). Theriogenology 83 (8): 1373-1380
Hänsch, M.; Simon, P.; Schön, J.; Kaese, M.; Braun, B.C.; Jewgenow, K.; Göritz, F.; Küpper, J.; Ahmadvand, N.; Geyer, R.; Middendorff, R.; Müller, K.; Galuska, S.P. (2014):
Polysialylation of NCAM correlates with onset and termination of seasonal spermatogenesis in roe deer. Glycobiology 24 (6): 488-493