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

Du, Y.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
biomvRhsmm: genomic segmentation with hidden semi-Markov model. BioMed Res Int 2014: 1-11
https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/910390
Stratz, P.; Wellmann, R.; Preuss, S.; Wimmers, K.; Bennewitz, J. (2014):
Genome-wide association analysis for growth, muscularity and meat quality in Pietrain pigs. Anim Genet 45 (3): 350-356
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/age.12133
Swalve, H. H.; Floren, N.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Schöpke, K.; Pijl, R.; Wimmers, K.; Brenig, B. (2014):
A study based on records taken at time of hoof trimming reveals a strong association between the IQ motif-containing GTPase-activating protein 1 (IQGAP1) gene and sole hemorrhage in Holstein cattle. J Dairy Sci 97 (1): 507-519
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-6997
Loan, H. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
UBXN1 polymorphism and its expression in porcine M. longissimus dorsi are associated with water holding capacity. Mol Biol Rep 41 (3): 1411-1418
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-013-2985-5
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
High- and low-protein gestation diets do not provoke common transcriptional responses representing universal target-pathways in muscle and liver of porcine progeny. Acta Physiol 210 (1): 202-214
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Apha.12192
Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2014):
Association of N-terminal domain polymorphisms of the porcine glucocorticoid receptor with carcass composition and meat quality traits. Anim Genet 45 (1): 125-129
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/age.12083.
Komolka, K.; Albrecht, E.; Wimmers, K.; Michal, J. J.; Maak, S. (2014):
Molecular heterogeneities of adipose depots - potential effects on adipose-muscle cross- talk in humans, mice and farm animals. J Genomics 2: 31-44
https://dx.doi.org/10.7150/jgen.5260
Krocker, M.; Matthes, Winfried; Mohr, E.; Römer, A.; Schwerin, M.; Viereck, G.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
6. Wilhelm-Stahl-Symposium : Ressourceneffizienz der Nutztierhaltung - Grundlage ihrer Zukunftsfähigkeit , Ansätze aus Zucht, Haltung und Fütterung , Tagungsbeiträge, 13.Juni 2013, Berlin, Dummerstorf, Rostock (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 22) (ISSN 0946-1981): 1-62
Du, Y.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
BiomvRCNS: copy number variation study and segmentation for multivariate biological data. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 21: 11-14
Huynh, L. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
UBE3B and TRIP12 polymorphisms and transcript abundance are associated with water holding capacity of porcine m. longissimus dorsi . Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 21: 27-30
Becker, D.; Wimmers, K.; Luther, H.; Hofer, A.; Leeb, T. (2013):
A genome-wide association study to detect QTL for commercially important traits in Swiss Large White boars. Plos One 8 (2): 1-6
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055951
Pareek, C. S.; Michno, J.; Smoczynski, R.; Tyburski, J.; Golebiewski, M.; Piechocki, K.; Sredzinska, M.; Pierzchala, M.; Czarnik, U.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Identification of predicted genes expressed differentially in pituitary gland tissue of young growing bulls revealed by cDNA-AFLP technique. Czech J Anim Sci 58 (4): 147-158
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018135
Wellmann, R.; Preuss, S.; Tholen, E.; Heinkel, J.; Wimmers, K.; Bennewitz, J. (2013):
Genomic selection using low density marker panels with application to a sire line in pigs. Genet Sel Evol 45: 28-39
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1297-9686-45-28
Loan, H. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Novel SNPs of the porcine TRIP12 are associated with water holding capacity of meat. Czech J Anim Sci 58 (11): 525-533
Siengdee, P.; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2013):
Transcriptional profiling and miRNA-dependent regulatory network analysis of longissimus dorsi muscle during prenatal and adult stages in two distinct pig breeds. Anim Genet 44 (4): 398-407
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Age.12032
Adler, M.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Transcriptomic response of porcine PBMCs to vaccination with tetanus toxoid as a model antigen. Plos One 8 (3): 1-8
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058306
Rangkasenee, N.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Schellander, K.; Cinar, M. U.; Luther, H.; Hofer, A.; Stoll, M.; Witten, A.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Genome-wide association identifies TBX5 as candidate gene for osteochondrosis providing a functional link to cartilage perfusion as initial factor. Front Genet 4: 78
https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2013.00078
Ponsuksili, S.; Du, Y.; Hadlich, F.; Siengdee, P.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Correlated mRNAs and miRNAs from co-expression and regulatory networks affect porcine muscle and finally meat properties. BMC Genomics 14: 533-550
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-14-533
Rangkasenee, N.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Cinar, M. U.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Gene expression profiling of articular cartilage reveals functional pathways and networks of candidate genes for osteochondrosis in pigs. Physiol Genomics 45 (18): 856-865
https://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physiolgenomics.00055.2013
Nossol, C.; Diesing, A.-K.; Kahlert, S.; Kersten, S.; Kluess, J.; Ponsuksili, S.; Hartig, R.; Wimmers, K.; Dänicke, S.; Rothkötter, H.-J. (2013):
Deoxynivalenol affects the composition of the basement membrane proteins and influences en route the migration of CD16+ cells into the intestinal epithelium. Mycotoxin Res 29 (4): 245-254
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12550-013-0177-8