Dr. troph. Michael Oster

+49 38208 68-702
Research 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


Vernunft, A.; Gladbach, C.; Oster, M.; Bostedt, H.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Neue Erkenntnisse zur Vitalität und Verlusten bei Saugferkeln bei freier Abferkelung. In: 26. Mitteldeutscher Schweineworkshop in Bernburg, "Schweineproduktion und Schweinegesundheit - Was uns heute bewegt?!" (Hochschule Anhalt, Fachbereich Landwirtschaft, Prof. Dr. Heiko Scholz, Hrsg.) Hochschule Anhalt, Dessau (978-3-96057-134-6): 33-35"
Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Iqbal, M. A.; Fuchs, B.; Galuska, C. E.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Sarais, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Prenatal transcript levels and metabolomics analyses reveal metabolic changes associated with intrauterine growth restriction and sex. Open Biol 12 (9): 220151, 1-13
Ponsuksili, S.; Murani, E.; Hadlich, F.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Genetic regulation and variation of expression of miRNA and mRNA transcripts in fetal muscle tissue in the context of sex, dam and variable fetal weight. BIOL SEX DIFFER 13: 24, 1-14
Ponsuksili, S.; Hadlich, F.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Iqbal, M. A.; Schmucker, S.; Stefanski, V.; Roth, C.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Huber, K.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
The dynamics of molecular, immune and physiological features of the host and the gut microbiome, and their interactions before and after onset of laying in two hen trains [epublished ahead of print]. Poultry Sci
Iqbal, M. A.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Hadlich, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Perdomo-Sabogal, A.; Schmucker, S.; Stefanski, V.; Roth, C.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Huber, K.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2022):
Multi-Omics Reveals Different Strategies in the Immune and Metabolic Systems of High-Yielding Strains of Laying Hens. Front Genet 13: 858232, 1-20
Diehl, B.; Oster, M.; Vernunft, A.; Wimmers, K.; Bostedt, H. (2022):
Clinical and metabolic factors throughout the Neonatal Adaptation in Swine. ARCH ANIM BREED 65 (4): 427-438
Fornara, D.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Poulsen, H.; Rosemarin, A. (2022):
Soil and plant responses to phosphorus inputs from different phytase-associated animal diets. AGRONOMY-BASEL 12 (1): 130, 1-16
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Broiler physiological response to low phosphorus diets at different stages of production [epublished ehead of print]. Poultry Sci
Mulvenna, C.; McCormack, U. M.; Magowan, E.; McKillen, J.; Bedford, M. R.; Walk, C.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Fornara, D.; Ball, E. (2022):
The Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, Gut Bacteria and Bone Strength of Broilers Offered Alternative, Sustainable Diets Varying in Nutrient Specification and Phytase Dose. Animals-Basel 12 (13): 1669, 1-19
Hasan, M.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Wolf, P.; Fischer, D.-C.; Wimmers, K. (2022):
Tissue-Wide Expression of Genes Related to Vitamin D Metabolism and FGF23 Signaling following Variable Phosphorus Intake in Pigs. METABOLITES 12 (8): 729, 1-15
Gerlinger, Ch.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muráni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Wolf, P. (2021):
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 105 (S. 2): 52-62
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Trakooljul, N.; Siengdee, P.; Keiler, J.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
mRNA Profiles of Porcine Parathyroid Glands Following Variable Phosphorus Supplies throughout Fetal and Postnatal Life. Biomedicines 9 (5): 454, 1-14
Sowoidnich, K.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Maiwald, M.; Sumpf, B. (2021):
Shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy as enabling technique for the analysis of animal feedstuff. J Raman Spectrosc 52 (8): 1418-1427
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as a feed supplement in pig nutrition contributes to regional resource cycles. Sci Total Environ 796: 148988, 1-11
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Omotoso, A. O.; Iqbal, M. A.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Transcriptional responses in jejunum of two layer chicken strains following variations in dietary calcium and phosphorus levels. BMC Genomics 22: 485, 1-12
Reyer, H.; Sjöberg, P. J. R.; Oster, M.; Wubuli, A.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Mineral Phosphorus Supply in Piglets Impacts the Microbial Composition and Phytate Utilization in the Large Intestine. Microorganisms 9 (9): 1197, 1-10
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide SNP Analysis for Milk Performance Traits in Indigenous Sheep: A Case Study in the Egyptian Barki Sheep. Animal 11 (6): 1-9
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Kuhla, B.; Reinsch, N.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Identification of Genomic Regions Influencing N-Metabolism and N-Excretion in Lactating Holstein- Friesians. Front Genet 12: 699550, 1-12
Dänicke, S.; Heymann, A.-K.; Oster, M.; Wimmers, K.; Tesch, T.; Bannert, E.; Bühler, S.; Kersten, S.; Frahm, J.; Kluess, J.; Kahlert, S.; Rothkötter, H.-J.; Billenkamp, F. (2021):
Does chronic dietary exposure to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol affect the porcine hepatic transcriptome when an acute-phase response is initiated through first or second-pass LPS challenge of the liver?. Innate Immun-London 27 (5): 388-408
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Jejunal transcriptomic profiling of two layer strains throughout the entire production period. Sci Rep-UK 11: 20086, 1-11