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

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
Sajjanar, B.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
DNA methylation analysis of porcine mammary epithelial cells reveals differentially methylated loci associated with immune response against Escherichia coli challenge. BMC Genomics 20: 623, 1-15
Gley, K.; Murani, E.; Haack, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Zebunke, M.; Puppe, B.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Haplotypes of coping behavior associated QTL regions reveal distinct transcript profiles in amygdala and hippocampus. Behav Brain Res 372: 112038, 1-13
Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Sajjanar, B.; Hadlich, F.; Murani, E.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Epigenome-wide skeletal muscle DNA methylation profiles at the background of distinct metabolic types and ryanodine receptor variation in pigs. BMC Genomics 20: 492, 1-16
Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Methling, K.; Lalk, M.; Murani, E.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Genetic regulation of liver metabolites and transcripts linking to biochemical-llinical parameters. Front Genet 10: 348, 1-15
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wittenburg, D.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Genetic contribution to variation in blood calcium, phosphorus, and alkaline phosphatase activity in pigs. Front Genet 10: 590, 1-12
Yurchenko, A.; Deniskova, T.E.; Yudin, N.; Dotsev, A. V.; Khamiruev, T.; Selionova, M. I.; Egorov, S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A.; Larkin, D. M. (2019):
High-density genotyping reveals signatures of selection related to acclimation and economically important traits in 15 local sheep breeds from Russia. BMC Genomics 20: 294, 1-19
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Wubuli, A.; Vollmar, B.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Effekte einer differentiellen Phosphorversorgung bei Monogastriden. In: 15. Tagung Schweine- und Geflügelernährung, 19.-21.November 2019, Lutherstadt Wittenberg : Tagungsband (A. Zeyner und H. Kluth, Hrsg.) Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Halle (978-3-96670-009-2): 88-95
Wubuli, A.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2019):
Tissue-wide gene expression analysis of sodium/phosphate co-transporters in pigs. Int J Mol Sci 20 (22): 5576, 1-12
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Lushihina, E.; Shakhin, A.; Kunz, E.; Medugorac, I.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Khayatzadeh, N.; Sölkner, J.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Zhunushev, A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2019):
Population structure and genetic diversity of sheep breeds in the Kyrgyzstan. Front Genet 10: 1311, 1-15
Benítez, R.; Trakooljul, N.; Nunez, Y.; Isabel, B.; Murani, E.; de Mercado, E.; Gómez-Izquierdo, E.; Garcia-Casco, J.; López-Bote, C.; Wimmers, K.; Óvilo, C. (2019):
Breed, diet, and interaction effects on adipose tissue transcriptome in Iberian and Duroc pigs fed different energy sources. Genes-Basel 10 (8): 589, 1-24
Mészáros, G.; Fornara, M. S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Sölkner, J.; Brem, G.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2019):
Elevated haplotypes frequencies reveal similarities for selection signatures in Western and Russian Simmental populations. Journal of Central European Agriculture 20 (1): 1-11
Chen, Cai; Wang, W.; Wang, X.; Shen, Dan; Wang, SaiSai; Wang, Yali; Gao, B.; Wimmers, K.; Mao, J.; Li, K.; Song, C. (2019):
Retrotransposons evolution and impact on lncRNA and protein coding genes in pigs. Mobile DNA-UK 10: 19, 1-24
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Petrov, S. N.; Fornara, M. S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bagirov, V.A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2019):
Genomic assessment and phenotypic characteristics of F2 resource sheep population [russ.]. Agric Sci Euro-North-East 20 (5): 498-507
Horodyska, J.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Mullen, A.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K.; Hamill, R. (2018):
Analysis of meat quality traits and gene expression profiling of pigs divergent in residual feed intake. Meat Sci 137: 265-274
Krischek, C.; Wimmers, K.; Janisch, S.; Wicke, M.; Sharifi, R. (2018):
Temperature alterations during embryogenesis have a sex-dependent influence on growth properties and muscle metabolism of day-old chicks and 35-day-old broilers. Animal 12 (6): 1224-1231
Oster, M.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Heide, K.; Just, F.; Borgelt, L.; Wolf, C.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Lower dietary phosphorus supply in pigs match both animal welfare aspects and resource efficiency. Ambio 47 (Suppl. 1): 20-29
Lamp, O.; Reyer, H.; Otten, W.; Nürnberg, G.; Derno, M.; Wimmers, K.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2018):
Intravenous lipid infusion affects dry matter intake, methane yield, and rumen bacteria structure in late-lactating Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 101 (7): 6032-6046
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Ball, E.; Fornara, D.; McKillen, J.; Sørensen, K. U.; Poulsen, H.; Andersson, K.; Ddiba, D.; Rosemarin, A.; Arata, L.; Sckokai, P.; Magowan, E.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Bridging gaps in the agricultural phosphorus cycle from an animal husbandry perspective - the case of pigs and poultry. Sustainability-Basel 10 (6): 1825, 1-14
Oster, M.; Keiler, J.; Schulze, M.; Reyer, H.; Wree, A.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Fast and reliable dissection of porcine parathyroid glands - a protocol for molecular and histological analyses. Ann Anat 219: 76-81