Dr. rer. nat. Rosemarie Weikard

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


Heimes, A.; Brodhagen, J.; Weikard, R.; Becker, D.; Meyerholz, M. M.; Petzl, W.; Zerbe, H.; Schuberth, H.-J.; Hoedemaker, M.; Schmicke, M.; Engelmann, S.; Kühn, Ch. (2020):
Cows selected for divergent mastitis susceptibility display a differntial liver transcriptome profile after experimental Staphylococcus aureus mammary gland inoculation. J Dairy Sci 103 (7): 6364-6373
Heimes, A.; Brodhagen, J.; Weikard, R.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Becker, D.; Meyerholz, M. M.; Petzl, W.; Zerbe, H.; Hoedemaker, M.; Rohmeier, L.; Schubert, H-J; Schmicke, M.; Engelmann, S.; Kühn, Ch. (2020):
Hepatic transcriptome analysis identifies divergent pathogen-specific targeting-strategies to modulate the innate immune system in response to intramammary infection. Front Immunol 11: 715, 1-22
Nolte, W.; Weikard, R.; Brunner, R. M.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Reverter, A.; Kühn, Ch. (2020):
Identification and annotation of potential function of regulatory antisense long non-coding RNAs related to feed efficiency in Bos taurus bulls. Int J Mol Sci 21 (9): 3292,1-14
Knaust, J.; Weikard, R.; Albrecht, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Günther, J.; Kühn, Ch. (2020):
Indication of premelanosome protein (PMEL) expression outside of pigmented bovine skin suggests functions beyond eumelanogenesis. Genes-Basel 11 (7): 788,1-13
Becker, D.; Weikard, R.; Schulze, C.; Wohlsein, P.; Kühn, Ch. (2020):
A 50-kb deletion disrupting the RSPO2 gene is associated with tetradysmelia in Holstein Friesian cattle. Genet Sel Evol 62: 68, 1-13
Koch, F.; Thom, U.; Albrecht, E.; Weikard, R.; Nolte, W.; Kuhla, B.; Kühn, Ch. (2019):
Heat stress directly impairs gut integrity and recruits distinct immune cell populations into the bovine intestine. P Natl Acad Sci USA 116 (21): 10333-10338
Heimes, A.; Brodhagen, J.; Weikard, R.; Hammon, H. M.; Meyerholz, M. M.; Petzl, W.; Zerbe, H.; Engelmann, S.; Schmicke, M.; Hoedemaker, M.; Schubert, H-J; Kühn, Ch. (2019):
Characterization of functional traits with focus on udder health in heifers with divergent paternally inherited haplotypes on BTA18. BMC Vet Res 15 (1): 241, 1-11
Robic, A.; Farault, T.; Djebali, S.; Weikard, R.; Feve, K.; Maman, S.; Kühn, Ch. (2019):
Analysis of pig transcriptomes suggests a gloal regulation mechanism enabling temporary bursts of circular RNAs. RNA Biol 16 (9): 1190-1204
Brodhagen, J.; Weikard, R.; Thom, U.; Heimes, A.; Günther, J.; Hadlich, F.; Zerbe, H.; Petzl, W.; Meyerholz, M. M.; Hoedemaker, M.; Schubert, H-J; Engelmann, S.; Kühn, Ch. (2019):
Development and evaluation of a milk protein transcript depletion method for differential transcriptome analysis in mammary gland tissue. BMC Genomics 20 (1): 400, 1-19
Nolte, W.; Weikard, R.; Brunner, R. M.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Kühn, Ch. (2019):
Biological network approach for the identification of regulatory long non-coding RNAs associated with metabolic efficiency in cattle. Front Genet 10: 1130, 1-19
Hammon, H. M.; Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2018):
Different milk diets have substantial effects on the jejunal mucosal immune system of pre-weaning calves, as demonstrated by whole transcriptome sequencing. Sci Rep-UK 8: 1693, 1-14
Weikard, R.; Hadlich, F.; Hammon, H. M.; Frieten, D.; Gerbert, C.; Koch, C.; Dusel, G.; Kühn, Ch. (2018):
Long noncoding RNAs are associated with metabolic and cellular processes in the jejunum mucosa of pre-weaning calves in response to different diets. Oncotarget 9 (30): 21052-21069
Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2018):
Different mitochondrial DNA copy number in liver and mammary gland of lactating cows with divergent genetic background for milk production. Mol Biol Rep 45 (5): 1209-1218
Weikard, R.; Demasius, W.; Kühn, Ch. (2017):
Mining long noncoding RNA in livestock. Anim Genet 48 (1): 3-18
Usman, T.; Hadlich, F.; Demasius, W.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2017):
Unmapped reads from cattle RNAseq data: a source for missing and misassembled sequences in the reference assemblies and for detection of pathogens in the host. Genomics 109 (1): 36-42
Knaust, J.; Hadlich, F.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2016):
Epistatic interactions of at least three loci determine the “rat-tail” phenotype in cattle. Genet Sel Evol 48: 26, 1-12
Demasius, W.; Weikard, R.; Hadlich, F.; Buitkamp, J.; Kühn, Ch. (2016):
A novel RNAseq–assisted method for MHC class I genotyping in a non-model species applied to a lethal vaccination-induced alloimmune disease. BMC Genomics 17: 365, 1-15
Kromik, A.; Ulrich, R.; Kusenda, M.; Tipold, A.; Stein, V. M.; Hellige, M.; Dziallas, P.; Hadlich, F.; Widmann, P.; Goldammer, T.; Baumgärtner, W.; Rehage, J.; Segelke, D.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, Ch. (2015):
The mammalian cervical vertebrae blueprint depends on the T (brachyury) gene. Genetics 199 (3): 873-883
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, Ch. (2015):
Systems biology analysis merging phenotype, metabolomic and genomic data identifies Non-SMC Condensin I Complex, Subunit G (NCAPG) and cellular maintenance processes as major contributors to genetic variability in bovine feed efficiency. Plos One 10 (4):
Weikard, R.; Demasius, W.; Hadlich, F.; Kühn, Ch. (2015):
Different blood cell-derived transcriptome signatures in cows exposed to vaccination pre- or postpartum. Plos One 10 (8): e0136927, 1-24