Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wimmers

+49 38208 68-602
Research 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

Murani, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Brain transcriptome responses to dexamethasone depending on dose and sex reveal factors contributing to sex-specific vulnerability to stress-induced disorders. Neuroendocrinology 112 (3): 235-251
https://doi.org/10.1159/000516500
Prahl, M.; Müller, C. B. M.; Albrecht, D.; Koch, F.; Wimmers, K.; Kuhla, B. (2022):
Hepatic urea, creatinine and uric acid metabolism in dairy cows with divergent milk urea concentrations. Sci Rep-UK 12: 17593, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-22536-y
Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Iqbal, M. A.; Fuchs, B.; Galuska, C. E.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Sarais, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Prenatal transcript levels and metabolomics analyses reveal metabolic changes associated with intrauterine growth restriction and sex. Open Biol 12 (9): 220151, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1098/rsob.220151
Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Genetic regulation and variation of expression of miRNA and mRNA transcripts in fetal muscle tissue in the context of sex, dam and variable fetal weight. BIOL SEX DIFFER 13: 24, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13293-022-00433-3
Vernunft, A.; Gladbach, C.; Oster, M.; Bostedt, H.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Neue Erkenntnisse zur Vitalität und Verlusten bei Saugferkeln bei freier Abferkelung. In: 26. Mitteldeutscher Schweineworkshop in Bernburg, "Schweineproduktion und Schweinegesundheit - Was uns heute bewegt?!" (Hochschule Anhalt, Fachbereich Landwirtschaft, Prof. Dr. Heiko Scholz, Hrsg.) Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau (978-3-96057-134-6): 33-35"
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. (2022):
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 [epublished ahead of print]. Poultry Sci
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2022.102256
Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Murani, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2022):
DNA methylation landscapes from pig’s limbic structures underline regulatory mechanisms relevant for brain plasticity. Sci Rep-UK 12: 16293, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-20682-x
Sarais, F.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2022):
tiRNAs: Insights into Their Biogenesis, Functions, and Future Applications in Livestock Research. NON-CODING RNA 8 (3): 37, 1-19
https://doi.org/10.3390/ncrna8030037
Iqbal, M. A.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Hadlich, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Schmucker, S.; Stefanski, V.; Roth, C.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Huber, K.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2022):
Multi-Omics Reveals Different Strategies in the Immune and Metabolic Systems of High-Yielding Strains of Laying Hens. Front Genet 13: 858232, 1-20
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2022.858232
Adzigbli, L.; Sokolov, E. P.; Wimmers, K.; Sokolova, I. M.; Ponsuksili, S. (2022):
Efects of hypoxia and reoxygenation on mitochondrial functions and transcriptional profles of isolated brain and muscle porcine cells. Sci Rep-UK 12: 19881, 1-17
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24386-0
Li, Z.; Hadlich, F.; Wimmers, K.; Murani, E. (2022):
Glucocorticoid receptor hypersensitivity enhances inflammatory signaling and inhibits cell cycle progression in porcine PBMCs. Front Immunol 13: 976454, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.976454
Diehl, B.; Oster, M.; Vernunft, A.; Wimmers, K.; Bostedt, H. (2022):
Clinical and metabolic factors throughout the Neonatal Adaptation in Swine. ARCH ANIM BREED 65 (4): 427-438
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-65-427-2022
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
https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12010130
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Broiler physiological response to low phosphorus diets at different stages of production [epublished ehead of print]. Poultry Sci
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2022.102351
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
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12131669
Hasan, M.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; 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
https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo12080729
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
http://doi.org/10.36899/JAPS.2022.3.0466
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Segelke, D.; Müller, C. B. M.; Prahl, M.; 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
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.939711
Ovilo, C.; Trakooljul, N.; Nunez, Y; Hadlich, F.; Murani, E.; Ayuso, M; García-Contreras, C; Vázquez-Gómez, M.; Rey, A.; Garcia, F; García-Casco, J.; Lopez-Bote, C.; Isabel, B.; Gonzales-Bulnes, A.; Wimmers, K.; Munoz, J. (2022):
SNP discovery and association study for growth, fatness and meat quality traits in Iberian crossbred pigs. Sci Rep-UK 12: 16361, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-20817-0
Hosseini, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Hirschfeld, M.; Wimmers, K.; Simianer, H.; Tetens, J.; Sharifi, R.; Brenig, B. (2022):
Epigenetic Regulation of Phenotypic Sexual Plasticity Inducing Skewed Sex Ratio in Zebrafish. Front Cell Dev Biol 10: 880779, 1-21
https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2022.880779