Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ulrike Gimsa

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of working group Psychophysiology
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Stress-induced immunomodulation in farm and model animals
  • Immunology
  • Neurobiology

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2012: Professor for Immunology at the University of Rostock
  • 2006–present: Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Behavioural Physiology
  • 2005: Venia legendi (Privatdozent) in immunology from University of Rostock
  • 2004: D.Sc. degree (habilitation; facultas docendi) in immunology at the University Clinic Charité, Berlin
  • 1995: Ph.D. in cell biology
  • 1991: M.Sc. degree in biophysics from Humboldt University of Berlin

Teaching

  • Lecture series: "Basics and application of immunological analytical methods", University of Rostock, Institute of Biosciences, Master programme
  • Lectures: "Immunoglobulins" University of Rostock, Institute of Biosciences, Bachelor programme

Publications

Gimsa, U.; Brückmann, R.; Tuchscherer, A.; Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E. (2022):
Early-life maternal deprivation affects the mother-offspring relationship in domestic pigs, as well as the neuroendocrine development and coping behavior of piglets. Front Behav Neurosci 16: 980350, 1-18
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.980350
Moscovice, L. R.; Gimsa, U.; Otten, W.; Eggert, A. (2022):
Salivary Cortisol, but Not Oxytocin, Varies With Social Challenges in Domestic Pigs: Implications for Measuring Emotions. Front Behav Neurosci 16: 899397, 1-15
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.899397
Martorell Ribera, J.; Koczan, D.; Venuto, M. T.; Viergutz, T.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Gimsa, U.; Rebl, A. (2022):
Experimental Handling Challenges Result in Minor Changes in the Phagocytic Capacity and Transcriptome of Head-Kidney Cells of the Salmonid Fish Coregonus maraena. Front Vet Sci 9: 889635, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.889635
Hammer, S.; Duckova, T.; Groiss, S.; Stadler, M.; Jensen-Waern, M.; Golde, W.; Gimsa, U.; Saalmueller, A. (2021):
Comperative analysis of swine leikocyte antigen gene diversity in European farmed pigs. Anim Genet 52 (4): 523-531
https://doi.org/10.1111/age.13090
Gley, K.; Hadlich, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Haack, F.; Murani, E.; Gimsa, U.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
Multi-Transcript Level Profiling Revealed Distinct mRNA, miRNA, and tRNA-Derived Fragment Bio-Signatures for Coping Behavior Linked Haplotypes in HPA Axis and Limbic System. Front Genet 12: 635794, 1-18
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.635794
Gimsa, J.; Gimsa, U. (2021):
Contributions to a discussion of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus as a capable swimmer and deep-water predator. Life-Basel 11 (9): 889, 1-9
https://doi.org/10.3390/life11090889
Peters, E. M. J.; Schedlowski, M.; Watzl, C.; Gimsa, U. (2021):
To stress or not to stress: Brain-behavior-immune interaction may weaken or promote the immune response to SARS-CoV-2. Neurobiol Stress 14: 100296, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ynstr.2021.100296
Peters, E. M. J.; Schedlowski, M.; Watzl, C.; Gimsa, U. (2021):
Stress und Covid-19: Ein narrativer Review über neuroendokrin-immune Mechanismen, die eine Abwehr von SARS-CoV-2 verbessern könnten. Psychother Psych Med 71 (2): 61-71
https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1322-3205
Martorell Ribera, J.; Venuto, M. T.; Otten, W.; Brunner, R. M.; Goldammer, T.; Rebl, A.; Gimsa, U. (2020):
Time-dependent effects of acute handling on the brain monoamine system of the Salmonid Coregonus maraena. FRONT NEUROSCI-SWITZ 14: 1293, 1-18
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.591738
Brückmann, R.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Gimsa, U.; Kanitz, E. (2020):
Early-life maternal deprivation predicts stronger sickness behaviour and reduced immune responses to acute endotoxaemia in a pig model. Int J Mol Sci 21 (15): 5212,1-22
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21155212
Meese, S.; Ulbrich, S. E.; Bollwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Wellnitz, O.; Kreuzer, M.; Röntgen, M.; Gimsa, U.; Schwarm, A. (2020):
Methane emission, metabolism, and performance of Holstein dairy cows with low, medium, and high lymphocyte proliferation during transition. J Dairy Sci 103 (5): 4367-4377
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17584
Bornhöfft, K.; Martorell Ribera, J.; Viergutz, T.; Venuto, M. T.; Gimsa, U.; Galuska, S. P.; Rebl, A. (2020):
Characterization of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins in fish reveals teleost-specific structures and expression patterns. Cells-Basel 9 (4): 836, 1-19
https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9040836
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
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2019.11.058
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, M.; Kanitz, E. (2018):
Psychosocial stress and immunity - what can we learn from pig studies?. Front Behav Neurosci 12: 64, 1-9
https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00064
Wang, S.; Meese, S.; Ulbrich, S. E.; Bollwein, H.; Röntgen, M.; Gimsa, U.; Schwarm, A. (2018):
Effect of immune modulators on in vitro activation and proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from multiparous Holstein cows peripartum. J Anim Physiol An N 102 (6): 1515-1520
https://doi.org/10.1111/jpn.12972
Gimsa, J.; Titipornpun, K.; Stubbe, M.; Gimsa, U. (2018):
Combined detection of AC-electrokinetic effects: experiments with three-axial chicken red blood cells. Electrophoresis 39 (17): 2253-2261
https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.201800192
Meese, S.; Gimsa, U.; Röntgen, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Miersch, C.; Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Kreuzer, M.; Schwarm, A. (2018):
Effect of immune modulators and lactation number on in vitro proliferation of lymphocytes from non-pregnant dairy heifers and cows. Can J Anim Sci 98 (4): 898-901
https://doi.org/10.1139/CJAS-2017-0143
Gimsa, U.; Tuchscherer, A.; Gimsa, J.; Tuchscherer, M. (2018):
Assessing immune competence in pigs by immunization with tetanus toxoid. Animal 12 (1): 116-121
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731117001197
Schindler, N.; Mayer, J.; Saenger, S.; Gimsa, U.; Walz, C.; Ohde, D.; Wirthgen, E.; Tuchscherer, A.; Russo, V. C.; Frank, M.; Kirschstein, T.; Metzger, F.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Phenotype analysis of male transgenic mice overexpressing mutant IGFBP-2 lacking the Cardin-Weintraub sequence motif: reduced expression of synaptic markers and myelin basic protein in the brain and a lower degree of anxiety-like behaviour. Growth Horm IGF Res 33: 1-8
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ghir.2016.11.003
Wirthgen, E.; Kunze, M.; Goumon, S.; Walz, C.; Höflich, C.; Spitschak, M.; Brenmoehl, J.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Gimsa, U.; Schön, P.- C.; Manteuffel, C.; Tuchscherer, A.; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Stabenow, B.; Erdmann, S.; Schluricke, K.; Faucitano, L.; Hoeflich, A. (2017):
Interference of stress with the somatotropic axis in pigs - lights on new biomarkers. Sci Rep-UK 7: 12055, 1-13
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-11521-5