Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Klaus Wimmers

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Director
Head of Working Group Physiological Genomics
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 Research 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 Research 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

Reyer, H.; Abou-Soliman, I.; Schulze, M.; Henne, H.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Wimmers, K. (2024):
Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Semen Characteristics in Piétrain Boars.
Genes 15 (3): 382, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.3390/genes15030382
Nossol, C.; Landgraf, P.; Oster, M.; Kahlert, S.; Barta-Böszörmenyi, A.; Kluess, J.; Wimmers, K.; Isermann, B.; Stork, O.; Dieterich, D. C.; Dänicke, S.; Rothkötter, H. J. (2024):
Deoxynivalenol triggers the expression of IL-8-related signaling cascades and decreases protein biosynthesis in primary monocyte-derived cells
Mycotoxin research 40 (2): 279-293
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12550-024-00528-3
Koch, F.; Reyer, H.; Görs, S.; Hansen, C.; Wimmers, K.; Kuhla, B. (2024):
Heat stress and feeding effects on the mucosa-associated and digesta microbiome and their relationship to plasma and digesta fluid metabolites in the jejunum of dairy cows [epublished ahead of print].
Journal of dairy science
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2023-24242
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2023):
Broiler physiological response to low phosphorus diets at different stages of production. Poultry Sci 102 (2): 102351, 1-38
Ponsuksili, S.; Hadlich, F.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Iqbal, M. A.; Schmucker, S.; Stefanski, V.; Roth, C.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Huber, K.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2023):
The dynamics of molecular, immune and physiological features of the host and the gut microbiome, and their interactions before and after onset of laying in two hen trains. Poultry Sci 102 (1): 102256, 1-14
Prahl, M. C.; Müller, C. B. M.; Wimmers, K.; Kuhla, B. (2023):
Mammary gland, kidney and rumen urea and uric acid transporters of dairy cows differing in milk urea concentration. Sci Rep-UK 13: 17231, 1-12
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2023):
Jejunal Microbiota of Broilers fed varying Levels of Mineral Phosphorus [epublished ahead of print]. Poultry Sci
Brenmoehl, J.; Brosig, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Walz, C.; Ohde, D.; Noce, A.; Walz, M.; Langhammer, M.; Petkov, S.; Röntgen, M.; Maak, S.; Galuska, C. E.; Fuchs, B.; Kuhla, B.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Hoeflich, A. (2023):
Metabolic Pathway Modeling in Muscle of Male Marathon Mice (DUhTP) and Controls (DUC) - a Possible Role of Lactate Dehydrogenase in Metabolic Flexibility. Cells-Basel 12 (15): 1925, 1-21
Gu, H.; Du, Z.; Murani, E.; D Alessandro, E.; Chen, C,; Wang, X.; Mao, J.; Wimmers, K.; Song, C. (2023):
A 314-bp SINE insertion in the ZNF2 promoter region may act as a repressor related to regulation of fat deposition in pigs. J Integr Agr 22 (2): 526-536
Iqbal, M. A.; Hadlich, F.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2023):
RNA-Seq-based discovery of genetic variants and allele-specific expression of two layer lines and broiler chicken. Evol Appl 16 (6): 1135-1153
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Abousoliman, I.; Segelke, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Reinsch, N.; Kuhla, B.; Wimmers, K. (2023):
Microbial signature inferred from genomic breeding selection on milk urea concentration and its relation to proxies of nitrogen-utilization efficiency in Holsteins. J Dairy Sci 106 (7): 4682-4697
Pan, Z.; Wang, Y.; Wang, M.; Wang, Y.; ZHU, X.; Gu, H.; Zhong, C.; An, L.; Shan, M.; Damas, J.; Halstead, M.; Guan, D.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Bi, Y.; Wu, S.; Delany, M. E.; Bai, X; Cheng, H.; Sun, C.; Yang, N.; Hu, X.; Lewin, H.A.; Fang, L.; Zhou, H. (2023):
An atlas of regulatory elements in chicken: A resource for chicken genetics and genomics. SCI ADV 9 (18): 1-14
Hasan, M.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Fischer, D.-C. (2023):
Efficacy of dietary vitamin D3 and 25(OH)D3 on reproduction, growth, immunity, and bone development in pigs. Brit J Nutr 130 (8): 1298-1307
Stollmeier, M.; Kahlert, S.; Zuschratter, W.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; ISermann, B.; Rothkötter, H.-J.; Nossol, C. (2023):
Air-liquid interface cultures trigger a metabolic shift in intestinal epithelial cells (IPEC-1). Histochem Cell Biol 159: 389-400
Romanov, M. N.; Sölkner, J.; Zinovieva, N. A.; Wimmers, K.; Weigend, S. (2023):
Editorial: Traditional and up-to-date genomic insights into domestic animal diversity. Front Genet 13: 1117708, 1-7
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Segelke, D.; Müller, C. B. M.; Prahl, M. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Reinsch, N.; Kuhla, B.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Ruminal background of predisposed milk urea (MU) concentration in Holsteins. Front microbiol 13: 939711, 1-18
Nguyen, T.; Duc, N.; Khoa, D.V.A.; Tuong, N.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Thuy, D.; Thuy, D. (2022):
Genetic diversity of Vietnamese native chicken breeds based on mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequence. J ANIM PLANT SCI-PAK 32 (3): 653-662
Hasan, M.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Wolf, P.; Fischer, D.-C.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Tissue-Wide Expression of Genes Related to Vitamin D Metabolism and FGF23 Signaling following Variable Phosphorus Intake in Pigs. METABOLITES 12 (8): 729, 1-15
Mulvenna, C.; McCormack, U. M.; Magowan, E.; McKillen, J.; Bedford, M. R.; Walk, C.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Fornara, D.; Ball, E. (2022):
The Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, Gut Bacteria and Bone Strength of Broilers Offered Alternative, Sustainable Diets Varying in Nutrient Specification and Phytase Dose. Animals-Basel 12 (13): 1669, 1-19
Fornara, D.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Poulsen, H.; Rosemarin, A. (2022):
Soil and plant responses to phosphorus inputs from different phytase-associated animal diets. AGRONOMY-BASEL 12 (1): 130, 1-16