Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Tom Goldammer

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

Research interests

Genome biological principles of adaptation capability, robustness, and of mechanisms of the innate immune system in fish under influence of various stress factors in aquaculture

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2008: Team Leader of Fish Genetics Unit, FBN Dummerstorf
  • since 2005: Private Lecturer (Genetics), University of Rostock
  • 2005: Habilitation and Venia legendi (Genetics), University of Rostock
  • 2001–2008: Senior Research Scientist, FBN Dummerstorf
  • 1999–2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Texas A&M University, Dept. Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas, USA, (Prof. J. Womack)
  • 1996: Dr. rer. nat. (Genetics), University of Rostock (Prof. M. Schwerin)
  • 1992–1999: Research Scientist, FBN Dummerstorf
  • 1991–1992: Research Scientist, University of Rostock
  • 1991: Diploma (Biology), University of Rostock
  • 1986–1991: Studies in Marine Ecology, University of Rostock

Professional Activities

  • since 2009: Coordinator of Campus BioFISCH MV (Projects of EFF & ESF)
  • since 2009:Editorial Advisory Board Member of Chromosome Research
  • since 2006: International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG)
  • 2000–2001: Texas Genetics Society (TGS)


MSc Aquaculture, Module 5 – Part: Fish Genetics (Classes and practical course)


Martorell Ribera, J.; Nipkow, M.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Bochert, R.; Koll, R.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Early response of salmonid head-kidney cells to stress hormones and toll-like receptor ligands. Fish Shellfish Immun 98: 950-961
Koll, R.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Brunner, R. M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2020):
Gene profiling in the adipose fin of salmonid fishes supports its function as a flow sensor. Genes-Basel 11: 21, 1-22
Wolfien, MW; Galow, A.-M.; Müller, P.; Bartsch, M.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Wolkenhauer, O.; Höflich, A.; David, R. (2020):
Single-nucleus sequencing of an entire mammalian heart: cell type composition and velocity. Cells-Basel 9 (2): 318,1-6
Wolfien, M.; Galow, A.-M.; Müller, P.; Bartsch, M.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Wolkenhauer, O.; Höflich, A.; David, R. (2020):
Single nuclei sequencing of entire mammalian hearts: strain-dependent cell type composition and velocity. Cardiovasc Res 116 (7): 1249-1251
Galow, A.-M.; Wolfien, M.; Müller, P.; Bartsch, M.; Brunner, R. M.; Hoeflich, A.; Wolkenhauer, O.; David, R.; Goldammer, T. (2020):
Integrative cluster analysis of whole hearts reveals proliferative cardiomyocytes in adult mice. Cells-Basel 9 (5): 1144,1-16
Sarais, F.; Rebl, H.; Verleih, M.; Ostermann, S.; Krasnov, A.; Köllner, B.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterisation of the teleostean κB-Ras family: The two members NKIRAS1 and NKIRAS2 from rainbow trout influence the activity of NF-κB in opposite ways. Fish Shellfish Immun 106: 1004-1013
Rebl, A.; Korytár, T.; Borchel, A.; Bochert, R.; Strzelczyk, J.; Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M. (2020):
The synergistic interaction of thermal stress coupled with overstocking strongly modulates the transcriptomic activity and immune capacity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Sci Rep-UK 10: 14913, 1-15
de los Rios Pérez, L.; Brunner, R. M.; Hadlich, F.; Rebl, A.; Kühn, C.; Wittenburg, D.; Goldammer, T.; Verleih, M. (2020):
Comparative analysis of the transcriptome and distribution of putative SNPs in two rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) breeding strains by using next-generation sequencing. Genes-Basel 11: 841, 1-16
Swirplies, F.; Würtz, S.; Baßmann, B.; Orban, A.; Schäfer, N.; Brunner, R. M.; Hadlich, F.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A. (2019):
Identification of molecular stress indicators in pikeperch Sander lucioperca correlating with rising water temperatures. Aquaculture 501: 260-271
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Verleih, M.; Haupt, S.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2019):
At least two genes encode many variants of Irak3 in rainbow trout, but neither the full-length factor nor its variants interfere directly with the TLR-mediated stimulation of inflammation. Front Immunol 10: 2246, 1-19
Montero, R.; Strzelczyk, J.; Tze Ho Chan, J.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Köllner, B.; Korytár, T. (2019):
Dawn to dusk: Diurnal rhythm of the immune response in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biology 9 (1): 8, 1-13
Verleih, M.; Borchel, A.; Rebl, A.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kühn, C.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
A molecular survey of programmed cell death in rainbow trout: Structural and functional specifications of apoptotic key molecules. Comp Biochem Phys B 230: 57-69
Borchel, A.; Verleih, M.; Kühn, C.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
Evolutionary expression differences of creatine synthesis-related genes: Implications for skeletal muscle metabolism in fish. Sci Rep-UK 9: 5429, 1-8
Nguinkal, J.A.; Brunner, R. M.; Verleih, M.; Rebl, A.; de los Rios Pérez, L.; Schäfer, N.; Hadlich, F.; Stüeken, M.; Wittenburg, D.; Goldammer, T. (2019):
The first highly contiguous genome assembly of pikeperch (Sander lucioperca), an emerging aquaculture species in Europe. Genes-Basel 10: 708, 1-14
Borchel, A.; Komisarczuk, A.; Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T.; Nilsen, F. (2018):
Systematic identification and characterization of stress-inducible heat shock proteins (HSPs) in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). CELL STRESS CHAPERON 23 (1): 127-139
Bornhöfft, K.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Galuska, S. P. (2018):
Siglecs: a journey through the evolution of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins. Dev Comp Immunol 86: 219-231
Rebl, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Under control: the innate immunity of fish from the inhibitors' perspective. Fish Shellfish Immun 77: 328-349
Nipkow, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Luft, P.; Rebl, A.; Hoeflich, A.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Characterization of igf1 and igf2 genes during maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena) ontogeny and the effect of temperature on embryogenesis and igf expression. Growth Horm IGF Res 40: 32-43
Rebl, A.; Verleih, M.; Nipkow, M.; Altmann, S.; Bochert, R.; Goldammer, T. (2018):
Gradual and acute temperature rise induces crossing endocrine, metabolic, and immunological pathways in Maraena whitefish (Coregonus maraena). Front Genet 9: 241, 1-16
Rebl, A.; Rebl, H.; Köbis, J.; Goldammer, T.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2017):
ST2 from rainbow trout quenches TLR signalling, localises at the nuclear membrane and allows the nuclear translocation of MYD88. Dev Comp Immunol 67: 139-152