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

Just, F.; Reyer, H.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Genetic variants of major genes contributing to phosphate and calcium homeostasis and their association with serum parameters in pigs. J Appl Genet 59 (3): 325-333
Just, F.; Oster, M.; Büsing, K.; Borgelt, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Lowered dietary phosphorus affects intestinal and renal gene expression to maintain mineral homeostasis with immunomodulatory implications in weaned piglets. BMC Genomics 19: 207, 1-11
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Magowan, E.; Muráni, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Dannenberger, D.; Kuhla, B.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Feed-efficient pigs exhibit molecular patterns allowing a timely circulation of hormones and nutrients. Physiol Genomics 50 (9): 726-734
Hassan, L.; Arends, D.; Rahmatalla, S. A.; Reissmann, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Abukashawa, S.; Brockmann, G. A. (2018):
Genetic diversity of Nubian ibex in comparison to other ibex and domesticated goat species. Eur J Wildlife Res 64: 52, 1-10
Rahmatalla, S. A.; Arends, D.; Reissmann, M.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Brockmann, G. A. (2018):
Genome-wide association study of body morphological traits in Sudanese goats. Anim Genet 49 (5): 478-482
Sermyagin, A. A.; Dotsev, A. V.; Gladyr, E.; Traspov, A.; Deniskova, T.E.; Kostyunina, O.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Barbato, M.; Paronyan, I.; Plemyashov, K.; Sölkner, J.; Popov, R.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2018):
Whole-genome SNP analysis elucidates the genetic structure of Russian cattle and its relationship with Eurasian taurine breeds. Genet Sel Evol 50: 37, 1-13
Ramayo-Caldas, Y.; Ballester, M.; Sánchez, J.; González-Rodríguez, O.; Revilla, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Torrallardona, D.; Quintanilla, R. (2018):
Integrative approach using liver and duodenum RNA-Seq data identifies candidate genes and pathways associated with feed efficiency in pigs. Sci Rep-UK 8: 558, 1-11
Dotsev, A. V.; Deniskova, T.; Okhlopkov, I. M.; Mészáros, G.; Sölkner, J.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2018):
Genome-wide SNP analysis unveils genetic structure and phylogeographic history of snow sheep (Ovis nivicola) populations inhabiting the Verkhoyansk Mountains and Momsky Ridge (northeastern Siberia). Ecol Evol 8 (16): 8000-8010
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Selionova, M. I.; Kunz, E.; Medugorac, I.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Barbato, M.; Traspov, A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2018):
Population structure and genetic diversity of 25 Russian sheep breeds based on whole-genome genotyping. Genet Sel Evol 50: 29, 1-16
Nossol, C.; Landgraf, P.; Kahlert, S.; Oster, M.; ISermann, B.; Dieterich, D; Wimmers, K.; Dänicke, S.; Rothkötter, H.-J. (2018):
Deoxynivalenol affects cell metabolism and increases protein biosynthesis in intestinal porcine epithelial cells (IPEC-J2): DON increases protein biosynthesis. Toxins 10 (11): 464, 1-26
Horodyska, J.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Mullen, A.; Lawlor, P. G.; Hamill, R. (2018):
RNA-seq of muscle from pigs divergent in feed efficiency and product quality identifies differences in immune response, growth, and macronutrient and connective tissue metabolism. BMC Genomics 19: 791, 1-18
Kharzinova, V. R.; Dotsev, A. V.; Deniskova, T.E.; Fedorov, V.; Layshev, K.; Romanenko, T.; Okhlopkov, I. M.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2018):
Genetic diversity and population structure of domestic and wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus L. 1758): A novel approach using BovineHD BeadChip. Plos One 13 (11): e0207944
Reyer, H.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.U.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Hadlich, F.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Transcriptional shifts account for divergent resource allocation in feed efficient broiler chickens. Sci Rep-UK 8: 12903, 1-9
Naraballobh, W; Trakooljul, N.; Muráni, E.; Krischek, C.; Janisch, S.; Wicke, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
miRNAs regulate acute transcriptional changes in broiler embryos in response to modification of incubation temperature. Sci Rep-UK 8: 11371, 1-12
Suliman, Y.; Becker, F.; Wimmers, K. (2018):
Implication of transcriptome profiling of spermatozoa for stallion fertility. Reprod Fert Develop 30 (8): 1087-1098
Albrecht, E.; Schering, L.; Liu, Y.; Komolka, K.; Kühn, Ch.; Wimmers, K.; Gotoh, T.; Maak, S. (2017):
Factors influencing bovine intramuscular adipose tissue development and cellularity. J Anim Sci 95 (5): 2244-2254
Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Reyer, H.; Zeyner, A.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Sex-specific muscular maturation responses following prenatal exposure to methylation-related micronutrients in pigs. Nutrients 9 (1): 74-86
Graczyk, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2017):
Detection of the important chromosomal regions determining production traits in meat-type chicken using entropy analysis. Brit Poultry Sci 58 (4): 358-365
Sell-Kubiak, E.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2017):
Genetic aspects of feed efficiency and reduction of environmental footprint in broilers: a review. J Appl Genet 58 (4): 487-498
Reyer, H.; Shirali, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Varley, P. F.; Jensen, J.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Exploring the genetics of feed efficiency and feeding behaviour traits in a pig line highly selected for performance characteristics. Mol Genet genomics 292 (5): 1001-1011