PD Dr. sc. agr. Siriluck Wimmers

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Working group Integrative Genomics
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Molecular genetics and expression of traits related to meat quality and other productive traits in livestock
  • miRNA regulatory network involved in energy metabolism and meat quality in muscle cells
  • Trait-associated variation at the molecular levels of the genotype-phenotype map

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014: Head of unit Functional Genome Analysis, Institute of Genome Biology, FBN
  • 2004-2013: Senior Scientist, Functional Genome Analysis, FBN
  • 2003: Habilitation, venia legendi Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Bonn
  • 1997-2003: Scientist at the Faculty of Agriculture, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-University Bonn
  • 1997: Assisted Professor of Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 1990-1995: DAAD-Scholarship, Doctoral student at the Institute of Animal production, TU Berlin
  • 1987-1997: Lecturer of Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Chiang Mai, Thailand


Lectures and seminars at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn


Naraballobh, W; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Krischek, C.; Janisch, S.; Wicke, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
Immediate and long-term transcriptional response of hind muscle tissue to transient variation of incubation temperature in broilers. BMC Genomics 17: 323, 1-13
Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Jaeger, A.; Görres, A.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
A naturally hypersensitive glucocorticoid receptor elicits a compensatory reduction of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity early in ontogeny. Open Biol 6 (7): 150193, 1-11
Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
Single- and Bayesian multi-marker genome-wide association for haematological parameters in pigs. Plos One 11 (7): e0159212, 1-14
Liu, X.; Trakooljul, N.; Hadlich, F.; Muràni, E.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2016):
MicroRNA-mRNA regulatory networking fine-tunes the porcine muscle fiber type, muscular mitochondrial respiratory and metabolic enzyme activities. BMC Genomics 17: 531, 1-14
Naraballobh, W; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Brunner, R. M.; Krischek, C.; Janisch, S.; Wicke, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
Transient shifts of incubation temperature reveal immediate and long-term transcriptional response in chicken breast muscle underpinning resilience and phenotypic plasticity. Plos One 11 (9): e0162485, 1-17
Brand, B.; Scheinhardt, M. O.; Friedrich, J.; Zimmer, D.; Reinsch, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schwerin, M.; Ziegler, A. (2016):
Adrenal cortex expression quantitative trait loci in a German Holstein x Charolais cross (Erratum in 17: 148). BMC Genet 17: 135, 1-11
Ohde, D.; Moeller, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Walz, C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schwerin, M.; Fuellen, G.; Hoeflich, A. (2016):
Advanced running performance by genetic predisposition in male Dummerstorf marathon mice (DUhTP) reveals higher sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) related mRNA expression in the liver and higher serum levels of progesterone. Plos One 11 (1): e0146748, 1-16
Oster, M.; Just, F.; Büsing, K.; Wolf, C.; Polley, C.; Vollmar, B.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
Toward improved phosphorus efficiency in monogastrics - interplay of serum, minerals, bone and immune system after divergent dietary phosphorus supply in swine. Am J Physiol-Reg I 310 (10): R917-R925
Friedrich, J.; Brand, B.; Ponsuksili, S.; Graunke, K. L.; Langbein, J.; Knaust, J.; Kühn, C.; Schwerin, M. (2016):
Detection of genetic variants affecting cattle behaviour and their impact on milk production: a genome-wide association study. Anim Genet 47 (1): 12-18
Komolka, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, C.; Wimmers, K.; Maak, S. (2016):
Gene expression profile of Musculus longissimus dorsi in bulls of a Charolais X Holstein F2-cross with divergent intramuscular fat content. Genomics Data 7: 131-133
Albrecht, E.; Komolka, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Gotoh, T.; Wimmers, K.; Maak, S. (2016):
Transcriptome profiling of Musculus longissimus dorsi in two cattle breeds with different intramuscular fat deposition. Genomics Data 7: 109-111
Görres, A.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2016):
Genetic variation of the porcine NR5A1 is associated with meat color. J APPL Genet 57 (1): 81-89
Oster, M.; Nuchchanart, W.; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Zeyner, A.; Wirthgen, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2016):
Methylating micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy influences foetal hepatic gene expression and IGF signalling and increases foetal weight. Eur J Nutr 55 (4): 1717-1727
Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S. (2015):
Genetic factors on reproductive traits in pigs. Proc Soc. Nutr. Physiol. 24: 185
Liu, X; Du, Y.; Trakooljul, N.; Brand, B.; Muràni, E.; Krischek, C.; Wicke, M.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2015):
Transcriptional profile of muscle association with mitochondrial respiratory activity, metabolic enzymes and muscle fiber. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 24: 37-40
Wimmers, K.; Murani, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Jaeger, A.; Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S. (2015):
OMICS-Profile – neue molekulare Phänotypen als Werkzeuge für Tierzucht und -haltung. Zuchtungskunde 87 (1): 14-20
Nossol, C.; Barta-Böszörményi, A.; Kahlert, S.; Zuschratter, W.; Faber-Zuschratter, H.; Reinhardt, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Diesing, A.-K.; Rothkötter, H.-J. (2015):
Comparing two intestinal porcine epithelial cell lines (IPECs): morphological differentiation, function and metabolism. Plos One 10 (7): e0132323, 1-20
Wu, Z.; Gaur, U.; Mekchay, S.; Peng, X.; Li, L.; Sun, H.; Song, Z.; Dong, B.; Li, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Li, S.; Mei, S.; Liu, G. (2015):
Genome-wide identification of allele-specific expression in response to Streptococcus suis 2 infection in two differentially susceptible pig breeds. J Appl Genet 56 (4): 481-491
Brand, B.; Hadlich, F.; Brandt, B.; Schauer, N.; Graunke, K. L.; Langbein, J.; Repsilber, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Schwerin, M. (2015):
Temperament type specific metabolite profiles of the prefrontal cortex and serum in cattle. Plos One 10 (4): e0125044, 1-21
Siengdee, P.; Trakooljul, N.; Muràni, E.; Brand, B.; Schwerin, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2015):
Pre- and post-natal muscle microRNA expression profiles of two pig breeds differing in muscularity. Gene 561 (2): 190-198