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


Pöhland, R.; Lenz, S.; Vanselow, J.; Tomek, W. (2006):
Detection of gene expression and enzyme activity of Cytochrom P450 arom (aromatase) in preantral and early antral bovine follicles depending on culture conditions in vitro. Arch Tierzucht 49 (1): 29-40
Kalbe, C.; Vanselow, J. (2006):
Improved Performance of the LightCycler FastStart DNA MasterPLUS SYBR Green I Kit in Highly Sensitive Transcript Quantification. Biochemica 1: 11-13
Vanselow, J.; Pöhland, R.; Fürbaß, R. (2005):
Promoter-2-derived Cyp19 expression in bovine granulosa cells coincides with gene-specific DNA hypo-methylation. Mol Cell Endocrinol 233 (1-2): 57-64
Hamel, M.; Vanselow, J.; Nicola, E.S.; Price, C.A. (2005):
Androstenedione increases cytochrome P450 aromatase messenger ribonucleic acid transcripts in nonluteinizing bovine granulosa cells . Mol Reprod Dev 70 (2): 175-183
Walzel, H.; Brock, J.; Pöhland, R.; Vanselow, J.; Tomek, W.; Schneider, F.; Tiemann, U. (2004):
Effects of galectin-1 on regulation of progesterone production in granulosa cells from pig ovaries in vitro. Glycobiology 14 (10): 871-881
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Rehbock, F.; Klautschek, G.; Schwerin, M. (2004):
Cattle and sheep use different promoters to direct the expression of the aromatase cytochrome P450 encoding gene, Cyp19, during pregnancy. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 27 (2): 99-114
Lenz, S.; Pöhland, R.; Becker, D.; Vanselow, J. (2004):
Expression of the bovine aromatase cytochrome P450 gene (Cyp19) is primarily regulated by promoter 2 in bovine follicles and by promoter 1.1 in corpora lutea. Mol Reprod Dev 67 (4): 406-413
Tiemann, U.; Tomek, W.; Schneider, F.; Vanselow, J. (2003):
Effects of the mycotoxins alpha- and beta-zearalenol on regulation of progesterone synthesis in cultured granulosa cells from porcine ovaries. Reprod Toxicol 17 (6): 675-683
Golovine, K.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2003):
Three different promoters control expression of the aromatase cytochrome p450 gene (cyp19) in mouse gonads and brain. Biol Reprod 68 (3): 978-984
Zsolnai, A.; Anton, I.; Fésüs, L.; Estonba, A.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2002):
Allele distributions of two novel SNPs within the sheep Cyp19 gene. J Anim Breed Genet 119 (6): 402-405
Vanselow, J. (2002):
Expression und Regulation des Aromatase Cytochrom P450 kodierenden Gens Cyp19 bei Rind und Schaf. Habilitation Uni Rostock, Rostock: 1-129
Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Zsolnai, A.; Kalbe, C.; Said, H.; Schwerin, M. (2001):
Expression of the aromatase cytochrome P450 encoding gene in cattle and sheep. J Steroid Biochem 79 (1-5): 279-288
Rehfeldt, C.; Kuhn, G.; Vanselow, J.; Fürbaß, R.; Fiedler, I.; Nürnberg, G.; Clelland, A.; Stickland, N. C.; Ender, K. (2001):
Maternal treatment with somatotropin during early gestation affects basic events of myogenesis in pigs. Cell Tissue Res 306 (3): 429-440
Lottmann, H.; Vanselow, J.; Hessabi, B.; Walther, R. (2001):
The Tet-on system in transgenic mice: Inhibition of the mouse pdx-1 gene activity by antisense RNA expression in pancreatic β-cells. J Mol Med-JMM 79 (5-6): 321-328
Fürbaß, R.; Said, H.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2001):
Chromatin structure of the bovine Cyp19 promoter 1.1: DNaseI hypersensitive sites and DNA hypomethylation correlate with placental expression. Eur J Biochem 268 (5): 1222-1227
Kalbe, C.; Fürbaß, R.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2000):
Cis-acting elements regulating the placenta-specific promoter of the bovine Cyp19 gene. J Mol Endocrinol 25: 265-273
Vanselow, J.; Kühn, C.; Fürbaß, R.; Schwerin, M. (2000):
Isolation of the bovine CYP19 promoter 1.2 and identification of genetic variants. Anim Genet 31 (5): 337
Schmidt, P.; Kühn, C.; Kang'a, S.; Hanotte, C.; Vanselow, J.; Anton, I.; Langner, Ch.; Schwerin, M. (2000):
Interleukin-12 p35 encoding gene of cattle and sheep harbours a polymorphic T stretch in intron 4. Anim Genet 31 (4): 283-285
Fürbaß, R.; Kalbe, C.; Zsolnai, A.; Schwerin, M.; Vanselow, J. (2000):
Expression of the aromatase-encoding gene in cattle and sheep. Reprod Domest Anim 35 (3-4): 172-173
Vanselow, J.; Zsolnai, A.; Fésüs, L.; Schmidt, P.; Schwerin, M. (1999):
A Bsp143I PCR-RFLP in exon 3 of the ovine aromatase gene (CYP19). Anim Genet 30 (5): 402-403