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

Phatsara, C.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Tesfaye, D.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Molecular genetic analysis of porcine mannose-binding lectin genes, MBL1 and MBL2, and their association with complement activity. INT J IMMUNOGENET 34 (1): 55-63
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-313X.2007.00656.x
Liu, G.; Jennen, D.; Tholen, E.; Jüngst, H.; Kleinwächter, T.; Hölker, M.; Tesfaye, D.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
A genome scan reveals QTL for growth, fatness, leanness and meat quality in a Duroc-Pietrain resource population. Anim Genet 38 (3): 241-252
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01592.x
Muràni, E.; Muraniova, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Identification of genes differentially expressed during prenatal development of skeletal muscle in two pig breeds differing in muscularity. BMC Dev Biol 7: 109
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-213X-7-109
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; te Pas, M.F.W.; Chang, K.; Davoli, R.; Merks, J.W.M.; Henne, H.; Muraniova, M.; Da _Costa, N; Harlizius, B.; Schellander, K.; Böll, I; Braglia, S.; de Wit, A.; Cagnazzo, M; Fontanesi, L; Prins, D; Ponsuksili, S. (2007):
Associations of functional candidate genes derived from gene expression profiles of prenatal porcine muscle tissue with meat quality and muscle deposition. Anim Genet 38 (5): 474-484
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01639.x
Nguyen Khang Thi Kim, K.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Tholen, E.; Tesfaye, D.; Mennicken, L.; Hoelker, M.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Association of the FADS2 gene with ω-6 and ω-3 PUFA concentration in the egg yolk of Japanese quail. Anim Biotechnol 18 (3): 189-201
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10495390701201390
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Investigation of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying stage- and breed-specific differences in the transcription of SPP1 gene during porcine myogenesis. Arch Tierzucht 50: 49-56
Mörlein, D; Link, G; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wicke, M. (2007):
Evaluation of three pig crossbreed types with respect to strategies to improve the meat quality: MHS genotype rather than crossbreed type influences drip loss. Arch Tierzucht 50 (6): 605-618
Wimmers, K. (2007):
Defektgene beim Schwein: Stand der molekulargenetischen Charakterisierung und Perspektiven. Zuchtungskunde 80: 35-42
Thumdee, P.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Nganvongpanit, K.; Gehrig, B; Tesfaye, D.; Gilles, M.; Hoelker, M; Jennen, D.; Griese, J.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2007):
Expression of the prion protein gene (PRNP) and cellular prion protein (PrPc) in cattle and sheep foetuses and maternal tissues during pregnancy. Gene Expression 13 (4-5): 283-297
https://doi.org/10.3727/000000006780666984
Schwerin, M.; Fries, R.; Simianer, H.; Swalve, H.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Die strukturelle und funktionelle Genomanalyse - neue Wege zum Verstehen des Phänotyps - Stand und Perspektiven. Zuchtungskunde 78: 1-16
Murani, E.; Muraniova, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Molecular characterization and evidencing of the porcine CRH gene as a functional-positional candidate for growth and body composition. Biochem Bioph Res Co 342 (2): 394-405
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2006.01.143
Wimmers, K.; Kühn, Ch.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
Produktqualität und Genomanalyse: Rinderproduktion. Schriftenreihe der Akademie für Tiergesundheit 10: 172-180
Wimmers, K.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
QTL und Kandidatengene für Krankheitsresistenz und Immunkompetenz beim Schwein. Agrarspektrum 39: 179-188
Wimmers, K.; Fiedler, I.; Hardge, T.; Murani, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
QTL for microstructural and biophysical muscle properties and body composition in pigs. BMC Genet 7: 15
https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2156-7-15
Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Identification and characterization of an AFLP marker associated with carcass composition in the pig (Brief report). Arch Tierzucht 49 (4): 413-414
Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Association of corticotropin-releasing hormone gene variation with performance and meat quality traits in commercial pig lines. Anim Genet 37 (5): 509-512
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2006.01509.x
Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Association of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) gene variation with performance and meat quality traits in commercial pig lines. In: Proceedings 8. WCGALP, 13.-18.8.2006, Belo Horizonte, Brasilien Belo Horizonte, Brasilien (ISBN 85-60088-01-6): 13-20
Tesfaye, D.; Kadanga, A.K.; Rings, F; Bauch, K.; Jennen, D.; Nganvongpanit, K.; Hölker, M.; Tholen, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
The effect of nitric oxide inhibition and temporal expression patterns of the mRNA and protein products of nitric oxide synthase genes during in vitro development of bovine pre-implantation embryos. Reprod Domest Anim 41 (6): 501-509
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2006.00701.x
Lin, C.L.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tholen, E.; Jennen, D.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Candidate gene markers for sperm quality and fertility of boar. Anim Reprod Sci 92 (3-4): 349-363
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.05.023
Mamo, S.; Sargent, C.A.; Affara, N.A.; Tesfaye, D.; El-Halawany, N.; Wimmers, K.; Gilles, M.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
Transcript profiles of some developmentally important genes detected in bovine oocytes and in vitro-produced blastocysts using RNA amplification and cDNA microarrays. Reprod Domest Anim 41 (6): 527-534
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2006.00708.x