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

Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2021):
Effects of excessive or restricted phosphorus and calcium intake during early life on markers of bone architecture and composition in pigs. J Anim Physiol An N 105 (S. 2): 52-62
https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.13286
Noce, A.; Qanbari, S.; Gonzalez-Prendes, R.; Brenmoehl, J.; Luigi-Sierra, M. G.; Theerkorn, M.; Fiege, M.-A.; Pilz, H.; Bota, A.; Vidu, L.; Horwath, C.; Haraszthy, L.; Penchev, P.; Ilieva, Y.; Peeva, T.; Lüpcke, W.; Krawczynski, R.; Wimmers, K.; Thiele, M.; Hoeflich, A. (2021):
Genetic Diversity of Bubalus bubalis in Germany and Global Relations of Its Genetic Background. Front Genet 11: 610353, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.610353
Müller, C. B. M.; Görs, S.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K.; Zeyner, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences between Holstein dairy cows in renal clearance rate of urea affect milk urea concentration and the relationship between milk urea and urinary nitrogen excretion. Sci Total Environ 755 (Pt 2): 143198, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143198
Zheng, Y.; Chen, C.; Chen, W.; Wang, X.; Wang, W.; Gao, B.; Wimmers, K.; Mao, J.; Song, C. (2021):
Two new SINE insertion polymorphisms in pig Vertnin (VRTN) gene revealed by comparative genomic alignment. J Integr Agr 19 (10): 2514-2522
https://doi.org/10.1016/s2095-3119(20)63255-5
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Trakooljul, N.; Siengdee, P.; Keiler, J.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
mRNA Profiles of Porcine Parathyroid Glands Following Variable Phosphorus Supplies throughout Fetal and Postnatal Life. Biomedicines 9 (5): 454, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines9050454
Sowoidnich, K.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Maiwald, M.; Sumpf, B. (2021):
Shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy as enabling technique for the analysis of animal feedstuff. J Raman Spectrosc 52 (8): 1418-1427
https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.6140
Walz, C.; Brenmoehl, J.; Trakooljul, N.; Noce, A.; Caffier, C.; Ohde, D.; Langhammer, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Hoeflich, A. (2021):
Control of Protein and Energy Metabolism in the Pituitary Gland in Response to Three-Week Running Training in Adult Male Mice . Cells-Basel 10 (4): 736, 1-20
https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10040736
Li, Z.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Murani, E. (2021):
Transcriptome analysis of porcine PBMCs reveals lipopolysaccharide-induced immunomodulatory responses and crosstalk of immune and glucocorticoid receptor signaling. Virulence 12 (1): 1808-1824
https://doi.org/10.1080/21505594.2021.1948276
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as a feed supplement in pig nutrition contributes to regional resource cycles. Sci Total Environ 796: 148988, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148988
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Omotoso, A. O.; Iqbal, M. A.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Transcriptional responses in jejunum of two layer chicken strains following variations in dietary calcium and phosphorus levels. BMC Genomics 22: 485, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07814-9
Reyer, H.; Sjöberg, P. J. R.; Oster, M.; Wubuli, A.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Mineral Phosphorus Supply in Piglets Impacts the Microbial Composition and Phytate Utilization in the Large Intestine. Microorganisms 9 (9): 1197, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9061197
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide SNP Analysis for Milk Performance Traits in Indigenous Sheep: A Case Study in the Egyptian Barki Sheep. Animal 11 (6): 1-9
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11061671
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Selionova, M. I.; Reyer, H.; Sölkner, J.; Fornara, M. S.; Aybazov, A.-M. M.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2021):
SNP-Based Genotyping Provides Insight Into the West Asian Origin of Russian Local Goats. Front Genet 12: 708740, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.708740
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Kuhla, B.; Reinsch, N.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Identification of Genomic Regions Influencing N-Metabolism and N-Excretion in Lactating Holstein- Friesians. Front Genet 12: 699550, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.699550
Dänicke, S.; Heymann, A.-K.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Tesch, T.; Bannert, E.; Bühler, S.; Kersten, S.; Frahm, J.; Kluess, J.; Kahlert, S.; Rothkötter, H.-J.; Billenkamp, F. (2021):
Does chronic dietary exposure to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol affect the porcine hepatic transcriptome when an acute-phase response is initiated through first or second-pass LPS challenge of the liver?. Innate Immun-London 27 (5): 388-408
https://doi.org/10.1177/17534259211030563
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Jejunal transcriptomic profiling of two layer strains throughout the entire production period. Sci Rep-UK 11: 20086, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99566-5
Ali, A.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Liu, X; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
Prenatal Skeletal Muscle Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Novel MicroRNA-mRNA Networks Associated with Intrauterine Growth Restriction in Pigs. Cells-Basel 10 (5): 1007, 1-21
https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10051007
Ali, A.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Liu, X; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
In Utero Fetal Weight in Pigs Is Regulated by microRNAs and Their Target Genes. Genes-Basel 12 (8): 1264, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12081264
Abu Risha, M.; Siengdee, P.; Dannenberger, D.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
PUFA Treatment Affects C2C12 Myocyte Differentiation, Myogenesis Related Genes and Energy Metabolism. Genes-Basel 12 (2): 192,1-18
https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12020192
Abu Risha, M.; Ali, A.; Siengdee, P.; Trakooljul, N.; Haack, F.; Dannenberger, D.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
Wnt signaling related transcripts and their relationship to energy metabolism in C2C12 myoblasts under temperature stress. PeerJ 9: e11625, 1-20
https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11625