Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. 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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Zheng, Y.; Chen, C.; Chen, W.; Wang, X.; Wang, W.; Gao, B.; Wimmers, K.; Mao, J.; Song, C. (2020):
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
Wimmers, K.; Bennewitz, J. (2020):
Beiträge der Tierzuchtwissenschaften zur Bioökonomie - Stellungnahme der Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V. (GfT). Zuchtungskunde 92 (5): 297-301
Wimmers, K. (2020):
Verleihung der Hermann-von-Nathusius-Medaille an Herrn Prof. Dr. med. vet. Karl Schellander, Bonn, anlässlich der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Züchtungkunde e.V. am 11. September 2019 in Gießen. Zuchtungskunde 92 (1): 33-34
Suliman, Y.; Becker, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Seasonal variations in quantitative and qualitative sperm characteristics in fertile and subfertile stallions. ARCH ANIM BREED 63: 145-154
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-63-145-2020
Kharzinova, V. R.; Dotsev, A. V.; Solovieva, A. D.; Sergeeva, O.; Bryzgalov, G.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2020):
Insight into the Current Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Domestic Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Russia. Animals 10 (8): 1309, 1-18
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10081309
Zinovieva, N. A.; Dotsev, A. V.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Deniskova, T.E.; Abdelmanova, A. S.; Kharzinova, V. R.; Sölkner, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G. (2020):
Selection signatures in two oldest Russian native cattle breeds revealed using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Plos One 15: e0242200, 1-30
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242200
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Muráni, E.; Mourad, M.; Abdel-Salam Rashed, M.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Analysis of candidate genes for growth and milk performance traits in the Egyptian Barki sheep. Animals 10: 197, 1-13
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10020197
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; McCormack, U. M.; Muráni, E.; Gardiner, G. E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Host-microbiota interactions in ileum and caecum of pigs divergent in feed efficiency contribute to nutrient utilization. Microorganisms 8: 563, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8040563
Sommerfeld, V.; Huber, K.; Bennewitz, J.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, myo-inositol release, and utilization of phosphorus and calcium by two strains of laying hens in five production periods. Poultry Sci 99 (12): 6797-6808
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2020.08.064
Webb, L.; Ghaffari, M. H.; Sadri, H.; Schuh, K.; Zamarian, V.; Koch, C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Lecchi, C.; Ceciliani, F.; Sauerwein, H. (2020):
Profiling of circulating microRNA and pathway analysis in normal- versus over-conditioned dairy cows during the dry period and early lactation. J Dairy Sci 103 (10): 9534-9547
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18283
Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Weber, F. M.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Siengdee, P.; Muráni, E.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Identification of the key molecular drivers of phosphorus utilization based on host miRNA-mRNA and gut microbiome interactions. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2818, 1-18
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21082818
Siengdee, P.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Viergutz, T.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2020):
Morphological and molecular features of porcine mesenchymal stem cells derived From Different Types of Synovial Membrane, and Genetic Background of Cell Donors. Front Cell Dev Biol 8: 1547, 1-15
https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2020.601212
Sommerfeld, V.; Omotoso, A. O.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Huber, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Seifert, J.; Stefanski, V.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, transcellular mineral transporters, and and mineral utilization by two strains of laying hens as affected by dietary phosphorus and calcium. Animals 10 (10): 1736, 1-21
https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101736