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

Kayan, A.; Uddin, M. J.; Cinar, M. U.; Grosse-Brinkhaus, C.; Phatsara, C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tesfaye, D.; Looft, C.; Jüngst, H.; Tholen, E.; Schellander, K. (2011):
Investigation on interferon alpha-inducible protein 6 (IFI6) gene as a candidate for meat and carcass quality in pig. Meat Sci 89 (4): 755-760
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2011.03.009
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; D´Eath, R. B.; Turner, S.P.; Evans, G.; Thölking, L.; Kurt, E.; Klont, R.; Foury, A.; Mormède, P.; Wimmers, K. (2011):
Differential mRNA expression of genes in the porcine adrenal gland associated with psychosocial stress. J Mol Endocrinol 46 (3): 165-174
https://dx.doi.org/10.1530/Jme-10-0147
Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Köllner, B.; Korytar, T.; Kühn, C.; Wimmers, K.; Goldammer, T. (2011):
Comparative analyses of apoptosis-related candidate genes in rainbow trout: molecular characterization and transcriptome analyses. In: Comparative analyses of apoptosis-related candidate genes in rainbow trout: molecular characterization and transcriptome analyses (Schwerin M. Editoren Heft 18: Seyfert, H-M, Viereck G, Hrsg.) BUK!, Kiel (0946-1981) (18): 39-41
Rebl, A.; Köbis, J.; Fischer, K.; Takizawa, F.; Verleih, M.; Wimmers, K.; Goldammer, T. (2011):
MARCH5 gene is duplicated in rainbow trout, but only fish-specific gene copy is up-regulated after VHSV infection.. Fish Shellfish Immun 31 (6): 1041-1050
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2011.09.004
Rehfeldt, C.; te Pas, M. F. W.; Wimmers, K.; Brameld, J. M.; Nissen, P. M.; Berri, C.; Valente, L. M. P.; Power, D. M.; Picard, B.; Stickland, N. C.; Oksbjerg, N. (2011):
Advances in research on the prenatal development of skeletal muscle in animals in relation to the quality of muscle-based food. II. Genetic factors related to animal performance and advances in methodology. Animal 5 (5): 718-730
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731110002454
Rehfeldt, C.; te Pas, M. F. W.; Wimmers, K.; Brameld, J. M.; Nissen, P. M.; Berri, C.; Valente, L. M. P.; Power, D. M.; Picard, B.; Stickland, N. C.; Oksbjerg, N. (2011):
Advances in research on the prenatal development of skeletal muscle in animals in relation to the quality of muscle-based food. I. Regulation of myogenesis and environmental impact. Animal 5 (5): 703-717
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731110002089
Laenoi, W.; Uddin, M. J.; Cinar, U; Grosse-Brinkhaus, C; Tesfaye, D.; Jonas, E; Scholz, A. M.; Tholen, E.; Looft, C.; Wimmers, K.; Phatsara, C.; Sauerwein, H.; Schellander, K. (2010):
QTL mapping for leg weakness related traits in a Duroc x Pietrain F2 resource population. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) (978-3-00-031608-1) (2010): 724
Wimmers, K.; Dolle, K.; Leeb, T.; Schellander, K.; Brunner, R. M.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Identification of porcine candidate genes for water-holding capacity using QTL-region-specific BAC-arrays. In: Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V., Hrsg.) (978-00-031608) (2010): 455
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Functional genomics and genetical genomics approaches towards elucidating networks of genes affecting meat performance in pigs. Briefings in Functional Genomics 9: 251-258
https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bfgp/elq003
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Expression QTL and their applications in genetic improvement in farm animals.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR20105012
D´Eath, R.; Turner, S.P.; Kurt, E.; Thölking, L.; Looft, H; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Klont, R.; Foury, A.; Ison, S.; Lawrence, A.; Mormède, P. (2010):
Pigs' aggressive temperament affects pre-slaughter mixing aggression, stress and meat quality. Animal 4: 604-616
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731109991406
Wimmers, K. (2010):
Stand der funktionalen Genomanalyse bei Nutztieren - Nutzung von Mikroarray-Analysen in der molekularen Tierzucht . In: Das "gläserne" Tier : Ein- und Ausblicke in Genome und Gene von Haustieren Gemeinsames Symposium der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina und der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW) vom 10. bis 12.März 2010 in Wien (Nova Acta Leopoldina Band 113, Neue Folge Nummer 388) (Brem, G., Hrsg.) (978-3-8047-3028-1): 37-45"
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Identification of expression QTL (eQTL) of genes expressed in porcine M. longissimus dorsi and associated with meat quality traits. BMC Genomics 11: 572
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-11-572
Taubert, A.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Jimenez, C.A; Zahner, H.; Hermosilla, C. (2010):
Microarray-based transcriptional profiling of Eimeria bovis-infected bovine endothelial host cells . Vet Res 41 (5): 70
https://dx.doi.org/10.1051/vetres/2010041
Uddin, M. J.; Grosse-Brinkhaus, C; Cinar, U; Jonas, E; Tesfaye, D.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Looft, C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Phatsara, C.; Schellander, K. (2010):
Mapping of quantitative trait loci for mycoplasma and tetanus antibodies and interferon-gamma in a porcine F-2 Duroc x Pietrain resource population. Mamm Genome 21 (7): 409-418
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00335-010-9269-3
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Pre- and postnatal differential gene expression with relevance for meat and carcass traits in pigs - a review. Anim Sci Pap Rep 28 (2): 115-122
Naraballobh, W; Chomdej, S.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Annotation and in silico localization of the Affymetrix GeneChip Porcine Genome Array. Arch Tierzucht 53: 230-238
Karol, A; Droegemuller, C.; Wimmers, K.; Schellander, K.; Leeb, T. (2010):
Molecular characterization of five porcine candidate genes for drip loss in pork. Anim Biotechnol 21 (2): 114-121
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10495390903534457
Srikanchai, T.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2010):
Four loci differentially expressed in muscle tissue depending on water-holding capacity are associated with meat quality in commercial pig herds. Mol Biol Rep 37 (1): 595-601
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-009-9856-0
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2010):
Expression quantitative trait loci analysis of genes in porcine muscle by quantitative real-time RT-PCR compared to microarray data. Heredity 105 (3): 309-317
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2010.5