PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jens Vanselow

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Competence area Reproduction and Development
Head of Working group Cell Physiology & reproduction
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Folliculogenesis, Luteinization
  • Gene Regulation
  • Epigenetics

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013-present: Head of the Institute of Reproductive Biology, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2002: Habilitation and Lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rostock
  • 1992-2012: Head of the Gene Regulation Group at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Research Unit Molecular Biology
  • 1990-1992: Postdoctoral Grant, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
  • 1990-1992: Harvard Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute for Developmental Biology, Boston, USA
  • 1988-1990: Member of the DFG Graduate College "Neurobiology", Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1990: Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
  • 1987: Diploma Biology at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1983: Prediploma Biology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


  • 2013-present: "Population Genetics, Molecular Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technology" (MSc), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2014-present: "Breeding Programs and Reproduction Management" (B.Sc.), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 2011-present: "Molecular Animal Breeding" (MSc), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany
  • 1997-2010: "Molecular Mechanisms of Development and Differentiation" (Dipl-Biol), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Rostock, Germany


Vanselow, J.; Wesenauer, C.; Eggert, A.; Sharma, A.; Becker, F. (2024):
Summer heat during spermatogenesis reduces in vitro blastocyst rates and affects sperm quality of next generation bulls [epublished ahead of print].
Röttgen, V.; Tümmler, L.-M.; Koczan, D.; Rebl, A.; Kuhla, B.; Vanselow, J.; Baufeld, A. (2023):
Early milk-feeding regimes in calves exert long-term effects on the development of ovarian granulosa cells. BMC Genomics 24: 485, 1-13
Baddela, V. S.; Michaelis, M.; Tao, X.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J. (2023):
ERK1/2-SOX9/FOXL2 axis regulates ovarian steroidogenesis and favors the follicular-luteal transition. LIFE SCI ALLIANCE 6 (10): e202302100, 1-13
Pöhland, R.; Vanselow, J.; Melo-Sterza, F.D. (2023):
Translocation of Oocytic HES1 into Surrounding Cumulus Cells in Bovine: Mechanism of Cellular Interaction during IVM? [epublished ahead of print]. Int J Mol Sci 24 (15): 11932, 1-10
Baddela, V. S.; Michaelis, M.; Sharma, A.; Plinski, C.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2022):
Estradiol production of granulosa cells is unaffected by the physiological mix of non-esterified fatty acids in follicular fluid. J Biol Chem 298 (10): 102477, 1-11
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Plinski, C.; Vanselow, J. (2022):
Palmitic acid protects granulosa cells from oleic acid induced steatosis and rescues progesterone production via cAMP dependent mechanism. BBA-MOL CELL BIOL L 1867 (8): 159159, 1-11
Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J. (2022):
Lactate-induced effects on bovine granulosa cells are mediated via PKA signaling. Cell Tissue Res 388 (2): 471-477
Berger, T; Vanselow, J.; Conley, A. J.; Almand, T. J.; Nitta-Oda, B. S. (2022):
Multifaceted epigenetic regulation of porcine testicular aromatase. Mol Cell Endocrinol 541: 111526, 1-8
Vanselow, J.; Conley, A. J.; Berger, T (2021):
Aromatase and the three little paralogs. Biol Reprod 105 (1): 5-6
Yenuganti, V.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J. (2021):
Genome wide effects of oleic acid on cultured bovine granulosa cells: evidence for the activation of pathways favoring folliculo-luteal transition. BMC Genomics 22: 486, 1-10
Vanselow, J.; Conley, A. J.; Corbin, C. J.; Berger, T (2021):
Genomic Structure of the Porcine CYP19 Locus and Expression of the CYP19A3 Paralog . Genes-Basel 12 (4): 533, 1-12
Pöhland, R.; Souza Cáceres, M. B.; Datta, T. K.; Vanselow, J.; Martins, M.I.M.; Silva, W.A.L.; Cardoso, C. T.; Melo Sterza, F. A. (2020):
Influence of long-term thermal stress on the in vitro maturation on embryo development and Heat Shock Protein abundance in zebu cattle. Anim Reprod 17 (3): e20190085, 1-10
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Vanselow, J. (2020):
Non-esterified fatty acids in the ovary: friends or foes?. Reprod Biol Endocrin 18: 60, 1-14
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Michaelis, M.; Vanselow, J. (2020):
HIF1 driven transcriptional activity regulates steroidogenesis and proliferation of bovine granulosa cells. Sci Rep-UK 10: 3906
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
Vanselow, J.; Christenson, L. K.; Pate, J. L. (2020):
Editorial: Regulation of dynamic changes and remodeling events during the formation, rescue and regression of the corpus luteum. Front Endocrinol 11: 244, 1-2
Sharma, A.; Baddela, V. S.; Becker, D.; Dannenberger, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2019):
Elevated free fatty acids affect bovine granulosa cell function: a molecular cue for compromised reproduction during negative energy balance. Endocr Connect 8 (5): 493-505
Baufeld, A.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J. (2019):
L-lactate induces specific genome wide alterations of gene expression in cultured bovine granulosa cells. BMC Genomics 20: 273, 1-11
Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
A tissue culture model of estrogen-producing primary bovine granulosa cells. 139: e58208
Baddela, V. S.; Sharma, A.; Koczan, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vernunft, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
mRNA microarraydata of FACS purified bovine small and large luteal cells. Data in brief 19: 737-742