Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Wimmers

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 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

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
https://doi.org/10.30766/2072-9081.2019.20.5.498-507
Chen, Cai; Wang, W.; Wang, X.; Shen, Dan; Wang, SaiSai; Wang, Yali; Gao, B.; Wimmers, K.; Mao, J.; Li, S.; Song, C. (2019):
Retrotransposons evolution and impact on lncRNA and protein coding genes in pigs. Mobile DNA-UK 10: 19, 1-24
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13100-019-0161-8
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
https://doi.org//10.5513/jcea01/20.1.2412
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
https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10080589
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
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.01311
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
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20225576
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
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
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5537-0
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
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00590
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
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00348
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
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5880-1
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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112038
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
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5976-7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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