Dr. troph. Michael Oster

+49 38208 68-702
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Genome Biology
Genomics Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Transcriptional responses and physiological variations to environmental stimuli
  • Nutrient intakes through diet and supplements in early life, e.g. variable phosphorus intake and phosphorus sources

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2012: Postdoctoral fellow, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2008-2012: PhD student, University of Bonn and Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
  • 2001-2008: University of Jena, Science of Nutrition


Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2020):
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 (https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.13286)
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Weber, F. M.; Xi, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Rodehutscord, M.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Ileal transcriptome profiles of Japanese quail divergent in phosphorus utilization. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2762, 1-13
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as an alternative field crop contributing to closed agricultural cycles in chicken feeding. Sci Total Environ (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140490)
Strauch, S.; Bahr, J.; Baßmann, B.; Bischoff, A.; Oster, M.; Wasenitz, B.; Palm, H. (2019):
Effects of ortho‐phosphate on growth performance, welfare and product quality of juvenile African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Fishes 4 (1): 3, 1-20
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
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
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
Schupp, D.; Blim, S.; Oster, M.; Scheu, T.; Koch, C.; Thaller, G.; Bostedt, H. (2019):
Nestbauverhalten beim Schwein im Geburtszeitraum: Bestehen Korrelationen zur Haltungsform und zur peripheren Oxytocinkonzentration?. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2019. Vorträge anlässlich der 51. Internationalen Arbeitstagung Angewandt
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
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
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
Zlatina, K.; Saftenberger, M.; Kühnle, A.; Galuska, C.E.; Gärtner, U.; Rebl, A.; Oster, M.; Vernunft, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Polysialic acid in human plasma can compensate the cytotoxicity of histones. Int J Mol Sci 19 (6): 1679, 1-10
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
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
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
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
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