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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Suliman, Y.; Becker, F.; 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
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
Wimmers, K.; Bennewitz, J. (2020):
Beiträge der Tierzuchtwissenschaften zur Bioökonomie - Stellungnahme der Gesellschaft für Tierzuchtwissenschaften e.V. (GfT). Zuchtungskunde 92 (5): 297-301
Engelke, S. W.; Daş, G.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K.; Rychlik, M.; Kienberger, H.; Berg, W.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Methane prediction based on individual or groups of milk fatty acids for dairy cows fed rations with or without linseed. J Dairy Sci 102 (2): 1788-1802
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-14911
Horodyska, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; Hamill, R. (2019):
Transcriptome analysis of adipose tissue from pigs divergent in feed efficiency reveals alteration in gene networks related to adipose growth, lipid metabolism, extracellular matrix and immune response. Mol Genet genomics 294: 395-408
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00438-018-1515-5
Mebratie, W.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bovenhuis, H.; Jensen, J. (2019):
Genome wide association study of body weight and feed efficiency traits in a commercial broiler chicken population, a re-visitation. Sci Rep-UK 9: 922, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37216-z
Horodyska, J.; Hamill, R.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Lawlor, P. G.; McCormack, U. M.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
RNA-seq of liver from pigs divergent in feed efficiency highlights shifts in macronutrient metabolism, hepatic growth and immune response. Front Genet 10: 117, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00117
Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Borgelt, L.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Reichel, M.; Wolf, P; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Physiological and transcriptional responses in weaned piglets fed diets with varying phosphorus and calcium levels. Nutrients 11 (2): 436, 1-15
https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11020436
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Muráni, E. (2019):
Kinetics of physiological and behavioural responses in endotoxemic pigs with or without dexamethasone treatment. Int J Mol Sci 20 (6): 1393, 1-15
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20061393
Muráni, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Transcriptome responses to dexamethasone depending on dose and glucocorticoid receptor sensitivity in the liver. Front Genet 10: 559, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00559
Gley, K.; Muráni, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Transcriptome profiles of hypothalamus and adrenal gland linked to haplotype related to coping behavior in pigs. Sci Rep-UK 9: 13038, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49521-2
Haack, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Gley, K.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Deep sequencing of small non-coding RNA highlights brain-specific expression patterns and RNA cleavage. RNA Biol 16 (12): 1764-1774
https://doi.org/10.1080/15476286.2019.1657743
Sajjanar, B.; Siengdee, P.; Trakooljul, N.; Liu, X; Kalbe, C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Cross-talk between energy metabolism and epigenetics during temperature stress response in C2C12 myoblasts. Int J Hyperther 36 (1): 776-784
https://doi.org/10.1080/02656736.2019.1639834