Dr. rer. nat. Henry Reyer

+49 38208 68-702
Forschungsinstitut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Genombiologie
Abteilung Genomik
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


  • Genetischer Hintergrund von komplexen Merkmalen in Bezug auf Performance, Immunität und Verhalten
  • Erforschung der genetischen Variabilität in der Verwertung von Mikro- und Makronährstoffen bei Nutztieren


  • seit 2014: Postdoc am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
  • 2009-2014: Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. an der Universität Rostock und dem Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
  • 2009: Diplomabschluss in Biologie an der Universität Rostock
  • 2003-2009: Studium der Biologie an der Universität Rostock


Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide SNP Analysis for Milk Performance Traits in Indigenous Sheep: A Case Study in the Egyptian Barki Sheep. Animal 11 (6): 1-9
Deniskova, T.E.; Dotsev, A. V.; Selionova, M. I.; Reyer, H.; Sölkner, J.; Fornara, M. S.; Aybazov, A.-M. M.; Wimmers, K.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2021):
SNP-Based Genotyping Provides Insight Into the West Asian Origin of Russian Local Goats. Front Genet 12: 708740, 1-16
Honerlagen, H.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Kuhla, B.; Reinsch, N.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Identification of Genomic Regions Influencing N-Metabolism and N-Excretion in Lactating Holstein- Friesians. Front Genet 12: 699550, 1-12
Omotoso, A. O.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Jejunal transcriptomic profiling of two layer strains throughout the entire production period. Sci Rep-UK 11: 20086, 1-11
Iqbal, M. A.; Ali, A.; Hadlich, F.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2021):
Dietary phosphorus and calcium in feed afects miRNA profles and their mRNA targets in jejunum of two strains of laying hens. Sci Rep-UK 11: 13534, 1-19
Ponsuksili, S.; Hadlich, F.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Iqbal, M. A.; Sommerfeld, V.; Rodehutscord, M.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genetic background and production periods shape the microRNA profiles of the gut in laying hens. Genomics 113 (4): 1790-1801
Ponsuksili, S.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Trakooljul, N.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genetic regulation and heritability of miRNA and mRNA expression link to phosphorus utilization and gut microbiome. Open Biol 11 (2): 200182, 1-11
Abousoliman, I.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Mohamed, I.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
Genome-Wide Analysis for Early Growth-Related Traits of the Locally Adapted Egyptian Barki Sheep. Genes-Basel 12 (8): 1243, 1-10
Zinovieva, N. A.; Sheiko, I. P.; Dotsev, A. V.; Sheiko, R. I.; Mikhailova, M. E.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Abdelmanova, A. S.; Kharzinova, V. R.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Sölkner, J.; Pleshanov, N. V.; Brem, G. (2021):
Genome-wide SNP analysis clearly distinguished the Belarusian Red cattle from other European cattle breeds. Anim Genet 52 (5): 720-724
Deniskova, T.E.; Petrov, S. N.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Dotsev, A. V.; Fornara, M. S.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Bagirov, V.A.; Brem, G.; Zinovieva, N. A. (2021):
A search for genomic variants associated with body weight in sheep based on high density SNP genotypes analysis. Agricultural Biology 56 (2): 279-291
Hadlich, F.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2021):
rePROBE: Workflow for Revised Probe Assignment and Updated Probe-set Annotation in Microarrays. GENOM PROTEOM BIOINF 19 (6): 1043-1049
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Trakooljul, N.; Weber, F. M.; Xi, L.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Rodehutscord, M.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Ileal transcriptome profiles of Japanese quail divergent in phosphorus utilization. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2762, 1-13
Mir, B. A.; Reyer, H.; Komolka, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Maak, S. (2020):
Differentially expressed miRNA-gene targets related to intramuscular fat in Musculus longissimus dorsi of Charolais x Holstein F2-crossbred bulls. Genes-Basel 11 (6): 700, 1-12
Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Keiler, J.; Ball, E.; Mulvenna, C.; Muráni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as an alternative field crop contributing to closed agricultural cycles in chicken feeding. Sci Total Environ 742: 140490, 1-9
Wittenburg, D.; Bonk, S. M.; Doschoris, M.; Reyer, H. (2020):
Design of experiments for fine-mapping quantitative trait loci in livestock populations . BMC Genet 21: 66,1-14
Wubuli, A.; Gerlinger, Ch.; Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Murani, E.; Trakooljul, N.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wolf, P.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Reduced phosphorus intake throughout gestation and lactation of sows is mitigated by transcriptional adaptations in kidney and intestine. BMC Genomics 21: 626, 1-11
Sommerfeld, V.; Omotoso, A. O.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Hasselmann, M.; Huber, K.; Ponsuksili, S.; Seifert, J.; Stefanski, V.; Wimmers, K.; Rodehutscord, M. (2020):
Phytate degradation, transcellular mineral transporters, and and mineral utilization by two strains of laying hens as affected by dietary phosphorus and calcium. Animals 10 (10): 1736, 1-21
Siengdee, P.; Oster, M.; Reyer, H.; Viergutz, T.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2020):
Morphological and molecular features of porcine mesenchymal stem cells derived From Different Types of Synovial Membrane, and Genetic Background of Cell Donors. Front Cell Dev Biol 8: 1547, 1-15
Ponsuksili, S.; Reyer, H.; Hadlich, F.; Weber, F. M.; Trakooljul, N.; Oster, M.; Siengdee, P.; Muráni, E.; Rodehutscord, M.; Camarinha-Silva, A.; Bennewitz, J.; Wimmers, K. (2020):
Identification of the key molecular drivers of phosphorus utilization based on host miRNA-mRNA and gut microbiome interactions. Int J Mol Sci 21: 2818, 1-18
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