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.; 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
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
Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K. (2004):
The muscle transcriptome. In: Muscle Development of Livestock Animals: Physiology, Genetics, and Meat Quality (te Pas,M.F.M., Haagsman, H.P., Everts, M.E., , Hrsg.) CAB International Publishers,: 225-245
Tesfaye, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Gilles, M.; Schellander, K. (2004):
A comparative expression analysis of gene transcripts in post-fertilization developmental stages of bovine embryos produced in vitro or in vivo. Reprod Domest Anim 39 (6): 396-404
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2004.00531.x
Trakooljul, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2004):
Polymorphisms of the porcine androgen receptor gene affecting its amino acid sequence and expression level. BBA-Gene Struct Expr 1678 (2-3): 94-101
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbaexp.2004.02.004
Chomdej, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2004):
Sequencing, SNP identification and mapping of the porcine PTHLH gene to chromosome 5. Anim Genet 35 (2): 151-152
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2003.01093.x
Kumar, K.G.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schellander, K.; Wimmers, K. (2004):
Molecular cloning and sequencing of porcine C5 gene and its association with immunological traits. Immunogenetics 55 (12): 811-817
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00251-003-0637-y
Wimmers, K.; Schellander, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2004):
BF, HP, DQB and DRB are associated with haemolytic complement activity, acute phase protein reaction and antibody response in the pig. VET IMMUNOL IMMUNOP 99 (3-4): 215-228
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2004.02.002
Wimmers, K.; Schmidt, P.; Valle-Zarate, A.; Brockmann, G.; Horst, P.; Schwerin, M. (1996):
Molecular analysis of a new variant of the ev21 insertion/K‐gene complex in the super slow feathering Nunukan chicken. J Anim Breed Genet 113 (1-6): 323-330
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.1996.tb00622.x