Prof. Dr. rer. nat. 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

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.; 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
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
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
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):
Identification and characterization of an AFLP marker associated with carcass composition in the pig (Brief report). Arch Tierzucht 49 (4): 413-414
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
Wimmers, K.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
QTL und Kandidatengene für Krankheitsresistenz und Immunkompetenz beim Schwein. Agrarspektrum 39: 179-188
Wimmers, K.; Kühn, C.; Ponsuksili, S. (2006):
Produktqualität und Genomanalyse: Rinderproduktion. Schriftenreihe der Akademie für Tiergesundheit 10: 172-180
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
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.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2005):
Simultaneous detection of SNPs in four porcine genes using hybridisation probes and the Light Cycler 2.0 instrument. Biochemica 2: 7-9
Ponsuksili, S.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Kühn, C.; Walz, C.; Chomdej, S.; Tesfaye, D.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K.; Schwerin, M. (2005):
Bovine NALP5, NALP8, and NALP9 Genes: Assignment to a QTL Region and the Expression in Adult Tissues, Oocytes, and Preimplantation Embryos. Biol Reprod 74 (3): 577-584
https://dx.doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.105.045096
Mennicken, L.; Ponsuksili, S.; Tholen, E.; Nguyen Khang Thi Kim, K.; Steier, K.; Petersen, J.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2005):
Divergent selection for omega 3: omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ratio in quail eggs. Arch Tierzucht 48: 527-534
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
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.; 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
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
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
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