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.; 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
Lin, C.L.; Tholen, E.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Evidence for effects of testis and epididymis expressed genes on sperm quality and boar fertility traits. Reprod Domest Anim 41 (6): 538-543
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2006.00710.x
Wimmers, K.; Ngu, N.T.; Murani, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
Linkage and expression analysis to elucidate the genetic background of muscle structure and meat quality in the pig. Arch Tierzucht 49 (Special Issue): 116-125
Lin, C.L.; Jennen, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tholen, E.; Tesfaye, D.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2006):
Haplotype analysis of beta-actin gene for its association with sperm quality and boar fertility. J Anim Breed Genet 123 (6): 384-388
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2006.00622.x
El-Halawany, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Gilles, M.; Tesfaye, D.; Schellander, K. (2005):
Quantitative expression analysis of blastocyst-derived gene transcripts in preimplantation developmental stages of in vitro-produced bovine embryos using real-time polymerase chain reaction technology. Reprod Fert Develop 16 (8): 753-762
https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD04041
Mamo, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Gilles, M.; Schellander, K. (2005):
Expression of retinoid X receptor transcripts and their significance for developmental competence in in vitro-produced pre-implantation-stage bovine embryos. Reprod Domest Anim 40 (2): 177-183
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2005.00579.x
Ponsuksili, S.; Chomdej, S.; Murani, E.; Blaeser, U.; Schreinemachers, H.-J.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2005):
SNP detection and genetic mapping of porcine genes encoding enzymes in hepatic metabolic pathways and evaluation of linkage with carcass traits. Anim Genet 36 (6): 477-483
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2005.01351.x
Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Schellander, K.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K. (2005):
Identification of functional candidate genes for body composition by expression analyses and evidencing impact by association analysis and mapping. BBA-Gene Struct Expr 1730 (1): 31-40
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbaexp.2005.06.004
Wetscher, F.; Havlicek, V.; Huber, T.; Gilles, M.; Tesfaye, D.; Griese, J.; Wimmers, K.; Schellander, K.; Müller, M. J.; Brem, G. (2005):
Intrafallopian transfer of gametes and early stage embryos for in vivo culture in cattle. Theriogenology 64 (1): 30-40
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2004.11.018
Wimmers, K.; Lin, C.L.; Tholen, E.; Jennen, D.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2005):
Polymorphisms in candidate genes as markers for sperm quality and boar fertility. Anim Genet 36 (2): 152-155
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2005.01267.x
Wimmers, K.; Murani, E.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2005):
Combining QTL- and expression-analysis: identification of functional positional candidate genes for meat quality and carcass traits. Arch Tierzucht 48 (Sp. Iss.): 23-31
Wimmers, K.; Trakooljul, N.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2005):
Polymorphisms of the androgen receptor gene associate with fatness, uterus and ovary measurements in the pig. Arch Tierzucht 48: 372-382