Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wimmers

+49 38208 68-602
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Director
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
Germany

Research interests

  • inheritance and expression of traits related to productive adaptability and resilience in livestock
  • Trait-associated variation at the molecular levels of the genotype-phenotype map
  • Transcriptional response to exogenous stimuli and epigenetic basis of genotype-environment interaction

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016: director of the Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology & Professor "Animal Breeding and Genetics", Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University Rostock
  • 2008-2016: adjunct Professor, University of Bonn
  • 2004-2016: head of Institute for Genome Biology of the Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2002: habilitation in Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Bonn
    1996-2003: scientific coworker at the Institute of Animal science, University of Bonn
  • 1994: doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • 1990-1996: research fellow at the Institute of Animal production, TU Berlin
  • 1989: Study of veterinary science, FU Berlin

Teaching

  • Lectures and seminars at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn and at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock

Publications

Noce, A.; Qanbari, S.; Gonzalez-Prendes, R.; Brenmoehl, J.; Luigi-Sierra, M. G.; Theerkorn, M.; Fiege, M.-A.; Pilz, H.; Bota, A.; Vidu, L.; Horwath, C.; Haraszthy, L.; Penchev, P.; Ilieva, Y.; Peeva, T.; Lüpcke, W.; Krawczynski, R.; Wimmers, K.; Thiele, M.; Hoeflich, A. (2021):
Genetic diversity of Bubalus bubalis in Germany and global relations of its genetic background. Front Genet (https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.610353)
Müller, C. B. M.; Görs, S.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Wimmers, K.; Zeyner, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences between Holstein dairy cows in renal clearance rate of urea affect milk urea concentration and the relationship between milk urea and urinary nitrogen excretion. Sci Total Environ 755 (Pt 2): 143198, 1-12
Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2020):
Effects of excessive or restricted phosphorus and calcium intake during early life on markers of bone architecture and composition in pigs. J Anim Physiol An N (https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.13286)
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Weber, F. M.; Xi, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Rodehutscord, M.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Ileal transcriptome profiles of Japanese quail divergent in phosphorus utilization. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2762, 1-13
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as an alternative field crop contributing to closed agricultural cycles in chicken feeding. Sci Total Environ 742: 140490, 1-9
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Murani, E. (2020):
A natural Ala610Val substitution causing glucocorticoid receptor hypersensitivity aggravates consequences of endotoxemia. Brain Behav Immun 90: 174-183
Wubuli, A.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Reduced phosphorus intake throughout gestation and lactation of sows is mitigated by transcriptional adaptations in kidney and intestine . BMC Genomics 21: 626, 1-11
Sommerfeld, V.; Omotoso, A.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Huber, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Seifert, J.; Stefanski, V.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, transcellular mineral transporters, and and mineral utilization by by two strains of laying hens as affected by dietary phosphorus and calcium. Animals 10 (10): 1736, 1-21
Siengdee, P.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Viergutz, T.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2020):
Morphological and molecular features of porcine mesenchymal stem cells derived From Different Types of Synovial Membrane, and Genetic Background of Cell Donors. Front Cell Dev Biol 8: 1547, 1-15
Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Weber, F. M.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Siengdee, P.; Muráni, E.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Identification of the key molecular drivers of phosphorus utilization based on host miRNA-mRNA and gut microbiome interactions. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2818, 1-18
Webb, L.; Ghaffari, M. H.; Sadri, H.; Schuh, K.; Zamarian, V.; Koch, C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Lecchi, C.; Ceciliani, F.; Sauerwein, H. (2020):
Profiling of circulating microRNA and pathway analysis in normal- versus over-conditioned dairy cows during the dry period and early lactation. J Dairy Sci 103 (10): 9534-9547
Sommerfeld, V.; Huber, K.; Bennewitz, J.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, myo-inositol release, and utilization of phosphorus and calcium by two strains of laying hens in five production periods. Poultry Sci 99 (12): 6797-6808
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; McCormack, U. M.; Muráni, E.; Gardiner, G. E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Host-microbiota interactions in ileum and caecum of pigs divergent in feed efficiency contribute to nutrient utilization. Microorganisms 8: 563, 1-12
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Muráni, E.; Mourad, M.; Abdel-Salam Rashed, M.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Analysis of candidate genes for growth and milk performance traits in the Egyptian Barki sheep. Animals 10: 197, 1-13
Zinovieva, N.; Dotsev, A.V.; Sermyagin, A; Deniskova, T.E.; Abdelmanova, A.; Kharzinova, V.; Sölkner, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G. (2020):
Selection signatures in two oldest Russian native cattle breeds revealed using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Plos One 15: e0242200
Kharzinova, V.; Dotsev, A.V.; Solovieva, A. D.; Sergeeva, O.; Bryzgalov, G.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. (2020):
Insight into the Current Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Domestic Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Russia. Animals 10 (8): 1309, 1-18
Suliman, Y.; Becker, F.; Tuchscherer, A; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Seasonal variations in quantitative and qualitative sperm characteristics in fertile and subfertile stallions. ARCH ANIM BREED 63: 145-154
Engelke, S. W.; Daş, G.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Wimmers, K.; Rychlik, M.; Kienberger, H.; Berg, W.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Methane prediction based on individual or groups of milk fatty acids for dairy cows fed rations with or without linseed. J Dairy Sci 102 (2): 1788-1802
Horodyska, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; Hamill, R. (2019):
Transcriptome analysis of adipose tissue from pigs divergent in feed efficiency reveals alteration in gene networks related to adipose growth, lipid metabolism, extracellular matrix and immune response. Mol Genet genomics 294: 395-408
Mebratie, W.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bovenhuis, H.; Jensen, J. (2019):
Genome wide association study of body weight and feed efficiency traits in a commercial broiler chicken population, a re-visitation. Sci Rep-UK 9: 922, 1-10