PD Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Weitzel

+49 38208 68-752
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Reproductive Biology
Reproductive Biochemistry Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2007–present: Head of the Reproductive Biochemistry Unit, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Reproductive Biology
  • 2006-2007: Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology
  • 1997-2006: University of Hamburg, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Center for Experimental Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology

Teaching

University of Rostock: Bachelor "Agrarwissenschaften", Master "Nutztierwissenschaften"

Publications

Lapp, R.; Vernunft, A.; Röttgen, V.; Viergutz, T.; Weitzel, J. M. (2020):
Induction of cystic ovarian follicles (COFs) in cattle by using an intrafollicular injection of indomethacin. J Reprod Develop 66 (2): 181-188
Liermann, W.; Schäff, C.; Gruse, J.; Derno, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kanitz, E.; Otten, W.; Höflich, A.; Stefaniak, T.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R.; Gross, J.; Hammon, H. M. (2020):
Effects of colostrum instead of formula feeding for the first two days post natum on whole body energy metabolism and its endocrine control in neonatal calves. J Dairy Sci 103 (4): 3577-3598
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
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
Meese, S.; Gimsa, U.; Röntgen, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A; Miersch, C.; Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Kreuzer, M.; Schwarm, A. (2018):
Effect of immune modulators and lactation number on in vitro proliferation of lymphocytes from non-pregnant dairy heifers and cows. Can J Anim Sci 98 (4): 898-901
Vernunft, A.; Boldt, A.; Viergutz, T.; Weitzel, J. M. (2018):
Beziehungen zwischen Plasma Anti-Müller-Hormon (AMH) Konzentrationen von Holstein-Färsen und ihren späteren Fruchtbarkeitsparametern als Milchkuh. Zuchtungskunde 90 (4): 280-292
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
Weitzel, J. M.; Viergutz, T.; Albrecht, E; Bruckmaier, R.; Schmicke, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Koch, F.; Kuhla, B. (2017):
Hepatic thyroid signaling of heat-stressed late pregnant and early lactating cows. J Endocrinol 234 (2): 129-141
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
Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Eder, K.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Hammon, H. M. (2017):
Ad libitum milk replacer feeding, but not butyrate supplementation, affects growth performance as well as metabolic and endocrine traits in Holstein calves. J Dairy Sci 100 (8): 6648-6661
Gruse, J.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A; Stefaniak, T.; Jawor, P.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Quercetin feeding in newborn dairy calves cannot compensate colostrum deprivation: study on metabolic, antioxidative and inflammatory traits. Plos One 11 (1): e0146932, 1-20
Töpfer, D.; Ebeling, S.; Weitzel, J. M.; Spannbrucker, A. C. (2016):
Effect of follicle size on in vitro maturation of pre-pubertal porcine cumulus oocyte complexes. Reprod Domest Anim 51 (3): 370-377
Koch, F.; Lamp, O.; Eslamizad, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Metabolic response to heat stress in late-pregnant and early lactation dairy cows: implications to liver-muscle crosstalk. Plos One 11 (8): e0160912, 1-19
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Das, G; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of rutin and buckwheat on energy metabolism and methane production in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 99 (3): 2161-2168
Daş, G.; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of general anesthesia with ketamine in combination with the neuroleptic sedatives xylazine or azaperone on plasma metabolites and hormones in pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (8): 3229-3239
Weitzel, J. M. (2016):
Impaired repressor function in sumoylation-defective thyroid hormone receptor isoforms. European Thyroid Journal 5 (3): 152-163
Daş, G.; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Acute effects of general anesthesia with propofol, pentobarbital or isoflurane plus propofol on plasma metabolites and hormones in adult pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (12): 5182-5191
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Daş, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Influence of rutin and rutin-containing buckwheat seeds on methane emission in lactating dairy cows. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 S
Richter, C.; Viergutz, T.; Schwerin, M.; Weitzel, J. M. (2015):
Prostaglandin E Synthase Interacts with Inducible Heat Shock Protein 70 After Heat Stress in Bovine Primary Dermal Fibroblast Cells. Cytom Part A 87 (1): 61-67
Gruse, J.; Görs, S.; Otten, W.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Effects of oral quercetin supplementation on glucose metabolism in newborn dairy calves fed colostrum or a milk-based formula. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 23: 5-8