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


Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
Lactate promotes specific differentiation in bovine granulosa cells depending on lactate uptake thus mimicking an early post-LH stage. Reprod Biol Endocrin 16: 15, 1-11
Baddela, V. S.; Koczan, D.; Viergutz, T.; Vernunft, A.; Vanselow, J. (2018):
Global gene expression analysis indicates that small luteal cells are involved in extracellular matrix modulation and immune cell recruitment in the bovine corpus luteum. Mol Cell Endocrinol 474: 201-213
Yenuganti, V.; Vanselow, J. (2017):
Oleic acid induces down-regulation of the granulosa cell identity marker FOXL2, and up-regulation of the Sertoli cell marker SOX9 in bovine granulosa cells. Reprod Biol Endocrin 15: 57, 1-5
Yenuganti, V.; Vanselow, J. (2017):
Cultured bovine granulosa cells rapidly lose important features of their identity and functionality but partially recover under long-term culture conditions. Cell Tissue Res 368 (2): 397-403
Baufeld, A.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J. (2017):
Induction of altered gene expression profiles in cultured bovine granulosa cells at high cell density. Reprod Biol Endocrin 15: 3, 1-14
Vanselow, J.; Vernunft, A.; Koczan, D.; Spitschak, M.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Exposure of lactating dairy cows to acute pre-ovulatory heat stress affects granulosa cell-specific gene expression profiles in dominant follicles. Plos One 11 (8): e0160600, 1-19
Yenuganti, V.; Viergutz, T.; Vanselow, J. (2016):
Oleic acid induces specific alterations in the morphology, gene expression and steroid hormone production of cultured bovine granulosa cells. Gen Comp Endocr 232: 134-144
Vanselow, J.; Kucia, M.; Langhammer, M.; Koczan, D.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Maternal high-protein diet during pregnancy, but not during suckling, induced altered expression of an increasing number of hepatic genes in adult mouse offspring. Eur J Nutr 55 (3): 917-930
Rudolf, H.; Nuernberg, G.; Koczan, D.; Vanselow, J.; Gempe, T.; Beye, M.; Leboulle, G.; Bienefeld, K.; Reinsch, N. (2015):
On the relevance of technical variation due to building pools in microarray experiments. BMC Genomics 16: 1027, 1-12
Kunze, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Walz, C.; Spitschak, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Vanselow, J.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K.; Hoeflich, A. (2015):
Bioanalytical validation for simultaneous quantification of non-aromatic steroids in follicular fluid from cattle via ESI-LC-MS/MS. J Chromatogr B 1007: 132-139
Yenuganti, V.; Baddela, V.S.; Baufeld, A.; Singh, D.; Vanselow, J. (2015):
The gene expression pattern induced by high plating density in cultured bovine and buffalo granulosa cells might be regulated by specific miRNA species. J Reprod Develop 61 (2): 154-160
Chang, G.; Petzl, W.; Vanselow, J.; Günther, J.; Shen, Z.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2015):
Epigenetic mechanisms contribute to enhanced expression of immune response genes in the liver of cows after experimentally induced Escherichia coli mastitis. Vet J 203 (3): 339-341
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Shrestha, K.; Lukasik, K.; Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J.; Moallem, U.; Meidan, R. (2015):
Regulation of ovulatory genes in bovine granulosa cells: lessons from siRNA silencing of PTGS2. Reproduction 149 (1): 21-29
Baddela, V.; Baufeld, A.; Yenuganti, V.; Vanselow, J.; Singh, D. (2014):
Suitable housekeeping genes for normalization of transcript abundance analysis by real-time RT-PCR in cultured bovine granulosa cells during hypoxia and differential cell plating density. Reprod Biol Endocrin 12: 118-125
Vanselow, J. (2014):
ISSRF Newsletter: Epigenetic Modulation and Reproduction: A Link Between Environment and Genetics. ISSRF Newsletter (15): 8-11
Vanselow, J. (2014):
Modified maternal protein supply imprints persistent alterations on offspring growth, hepatic gene expression and epigenetic profiles. In: Invited Lectures: Climate Resilient Livestock Feeding Systems for Global Food Security (Samanta,A.K., Bhatta,V., Sejian,V., Kolte,P.K., Malik,P.K., Sirohi,S.K., Prasad,C., Hrsg.) Global Animal Nutrition Conference, April 20-22, 2014, Bengalore, Indien: 88-91
Sahmi, F.; Nicola, E.S.; Zamberlam, G. O.; Goncalves, P. D. B.; Vanselow, J.; Price, C.A. (2014):
Factors regulating the bovine, caprine, rat and human ovarian aromatase promoters in a bovine granulosa cell model. Gen Comp Endocr 200: 10-17
Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J. (2013):
Increasing cell plating density mimics an early post-LH stage in cultured bovine granulosa cells. Cell Tissue Res 354 (3): 869-880
Christenson, L. K.; Gunewardena, S.; Hong, X.; Spitschak, M.; Baufeld, A.; Vanselow, J. (2013):
Preovulatory LH surge effects on follicular theca and granulosa transcriptomes. Mol Endocrinol 27 (7): 1153-1171
Spitschak, M.; Vanselow, J. (2012):
Bovine large luteal cells show increasing de novo DNA methylation of the main ovarian CYP19A1 promoter P2. Gen Comp Endocr 178 (1): 37-45