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

Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2009):
QTL for traits related to humoral immune response estimated from data of a porcine F2 resource population. INT J IMMUNOGENET 36 (3): 141-151
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-313X.2009.00838.x
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Srikanchai, T.; Maak, S.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Expression of the porcine adrenergic receptor beta 2 gene in longissimus dorsi muscle is affected by cis-regulatory DNA variation. Anim Genet 40 (1): 80-89
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2008.01811.x
Rebl, A.; Köllner, B.; Anders, E.; Wimmers, K.; Goldammer, T. (2009):
Peptidylarginine deiminase gene is differentially expressed in freshwater and brackish water rainbow trout. Mol Biol Rep 37 (5): 2333-2339
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-009-9738-5
Rebl, A.; Anders, E.; Wimmers, K.; Goldammer, T. (2009):
Cloning and tissue-specific expression of a delta-COP homologue in a freshwater and a brackish water-adapted strain of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Genes Genet Syst 84 (3): 239-243
https://dx.doi.org/10.1266/ggs.84.239
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Porcine muscle sensory attributes associate with major changes in gene networks invoving CAPZB, ANKDR1, and CTBP2. Funct Integr Genomic 9 (4): 455-471
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10142-009-0131-1
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Shi, X.; Wimmers, K. (2009):
Dual effect of a single nucleotide polymorphism in the first intron of the porcine Secreted phosphoprotein 1 gene: allele-specific binding of C/EBP beta and activation of aberrant splicing. BMC Mol Biol 10 (96): 1-11
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2199-10-96
Rebl, A.; Anders, E.; Wimmers, K.; Goldammer, T. (2008):
Characterization of Dehydrodolichyl diphosphate synthase gene in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comp Biochem Biophys B 152 (3): 260-265
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2008.12.003
Jonas, E; Schreinemachers, H.-J.; Kleinwächter, T.; Ün, G.; Oltmanns, I.; Tetzlaff, S.; Jennen, D.; Tesfaye, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Jüngst, H.; Tholen, E.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
QTL for the heritable inverted teat defect in pigs. Mamm Genome 19 (2): 127-138
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00335-007-9086-5
Wimmers, K.; Jonas, E; Schreinemachers, H.-J.; Tesfaye, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Schellander, K.; Phatsara, C. (2008):
Verification of chromosomal regions affecting the innate immunity in pigs using linkage mapping.. Developments in Biologicals 132: 279-286
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Porcine genome-wide gene expression in response to tetanus toxoid vaccine. Developments in Biologicals 132: 185-195
Phatsara, C.; Jonas, E; Yammuen-art, S; Buschbell, K; Tesfaye, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Physiological interactions between the endocrine and immune systems shown in gene analysis in pigs. Developments in Biologicals 132: 161-167
Liu, G.; Kim, EJ; Jonas, E; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Tesfaye, D.; Ji Lan Chen, J.L; Schellander, K. (2008):
Combined line-cross and half-sib QTL analysis in Duroc-Pietrain population. Mamm Genome 19 (6): 429-438
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00335-008-9132-y
Ponsuksili, S.; Jonas, E; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Srikanchai, T.; Walz, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Trait correlated expression combined with expression QTL analysis reveals biological pathways and candidate genes affecting water holding capacity of muscle. BMC Genomics 9: 367
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2164-9-367
Wimmers, K.; Kumar, K.G.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2008):
Porcine IL12A and IL12B gene mapping, variation and evidence of association with lytic complement and blood leucocyte proliferation traits. INT J IMMUNOGENET 35 (1): 75-85
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-313X.2007.00742.x
Wimmers, K. (2008):
14. Mitteldeutscher Schwein-Workshop, Kurzfassungen, Fruchtbarkeit im Sauenbestand, 16.5.-17.5.08, Bernburg. In: Stand und Perspektiven der Molekulargenetik beim Schwein - Karten-basierte und Funktions-orientierte Ansätze zur Identifizierung von Genen für funktionale Merkmale (Hochschule Anhalt, Hrsg.) (14): 111-124
Wimmers, K.; Ngu, N.T.; Jennen, D.; Tesfaye, D.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2008):
Relationship between myosin heavy chain isoform expression and muscling in several diverse pig breeds. J Anim Sci 86 (4): 795-803
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2006-521
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Phatsara, C.; Jonas, E; Walz, C.; Schwerin, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2008):
Expression profiling of muscle reveals transcripts differentially expressed in muscle that affect water-holding capacity of pork. J Agr Food Chem 56 (21): 10311-10317
https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf800881y
Goldammer, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Generation of an improved cytogenetic and comparative map of Bos taurus chromosome BTA27. Chromosome Res 15 (2): 203-213
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10577-006-1113-y
Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Walz, C.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Pre- and postnatal hepatic gene expression profiles of two pig breeds differing in body composition: insight into pathways of metabolic regulation. Physiol Genomics 29 (3): 267-279
https://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physiolgenomics.00178.2006
Tetzlaff, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
SNP analysis, genotyping and mapping of the porcine PTHR 1 gene to chromosome 13. Arch Tierzucht 50 (3): 320-321