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


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
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
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 Angewandte Ethologie bei Nutztieren der Deutschen Veterinärmedizinischen Gesellschaft e.V. (DVG), Fachgruppe Ethologie und Tierhaltung, vom 28. bis 30. November 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau (KTBL-Schrift , 518) (Deutsche Veterinärmedizinische Gesellschaft e.V. DVG Service GmbH, Hrsg.) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-72-2) (518): 224-235
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
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Magowan, E.; Dannenberger, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Strategies towards improved feed efficiency in pigs comprise molecular shifts in hepatic lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Int J Mol Sci 18 (8): 1674, 1-15