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


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
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.; Iqbal, M.; 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.; Oster, M.; Wubuli, A.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Mineral phosphorus supply in piglets impacts on 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.; 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
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
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 742: 140490, 1-9
Wubuli, A.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Reduced phosphorus intake throughout gestation and lactation of sows is mitigated by transcriptional adaptations in kidney and intestine . BMC Genomics 21: 626, 1-11
Sommerfeld, V.; Omotoso, A.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Huber, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Seifert, J.; Stefanski, V.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, transcellular mineral transporters, and and mineral utilization by two strains of laying hens as affected by dietary phosphorus and calcium. Animals 10 (10): 1736, 1-21
Siengdee, P.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Viergutz, T.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2020):
Morphological and molecular features of porcine mesenchymal stem cells derived From Different Types of Synovial Membrane, and Genetic Background of Cell Donors. Front Cell Dev Biol 8: 1547, 1-15
Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Weber, F. M.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Siengdee, P.; Muráni, E.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Identification of the key molecular drivers of phosphorus utilization based on host miRNA-mRNA and gut microbiome interactions. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2818, 1-18
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; McCormack, U. M.; Muráni, E.; Gardiner, G. E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Lawlor, P. G.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Host-microbiota interactions in ileum and caecum of pigs divergent in feed efficiency contribute to nutrient utilization. Microorganisms 8: 563, 1-12
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Muráni, E.; Mourad, M.; Abdel-Salam Rashed, M.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Analysis of candidate genes for growth and milk performance traits in the Egyptian Barki sheep. Animals 10: 197, 1-13
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