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


Borowska, A.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Varley, P. F.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2017):
Detection of pig genome regions determining production traits using an information theory approach. LIVEST SCI 205: 31-35
Reyer, H.; Varley, P. F.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Genetics of body fat mass and related traits in a pig population selected for leanness. Sci Rep-UK 7: 9118, 1-9
Reyer, H.; Zentek, J.; Männer, K.; Youssef, I. M. I.; Aumiller, T.; Weghuber, J.; Wimmers, K.; Mueller, A. S. (2017):
Possible molecular mechanisms by which an essential oil blend from star anise, rosemary, thyme, and oregano and saponins increase the performance and ileal protein digestibility of growing broilers. J Agr Food Chem 65 (32): 6821-6830
Reyer, H.; Oster, M.; Magowan, E.; Dannenberger, D.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Strategies towards improved feed efficiency in pigs comprise molecular shifts in hepatic lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Int J Mol Sci 18 (8): 1674, 1-15
Horodyska, J.; Hamill, R.; Varley, P. F.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Genome-wide association analysis and functional annotation of positional candidate genes for feed conversion efficiency and growth rate in pigs. Plos One 12 (6): e0173482
Reyer, H.; Shirali, M.; Ponsuksili, S.; Muràni, E.; Varley, P. F.; Jensen, J.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Exploring the genetics of feed efficiency and feeding behaviour traits in a pig line highly selected for performance characteristics. Mol Genet genomics 292 (5): 1001-1011
Sell-Kubiak, E.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2017):
Genetic aspects of feed efficiency and reduction of environmental footprint in broilers: a review. J Appl Genet 58 (4): 487-498
Graczyk, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2017):
Detection of the important chromosomal regions determining production traits in meat-type chicken using entropy analysis. Brit Poultry Sci 58 (4): 358-365
Oster, M.; Trakooljul, N.; Reyer, H.; Zeyner, A.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2017):
Sex-specific muscular maturation responses following prenatal exposure to methylation-related micronutrients in pigs. Nutrients 9 (1): 74-86
Dotsev, A. V.; Deniskova, T.E.; Okhlopkov, I. M.; Brem, G.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Zinoviewa, N. (2016):
Внутривидовая дифференциация снежного барана с использованием полногеномного SNP анализа [Intraspecies differentiation of the snow sheep using whole-genome SNP analysis. - russ]. In: Снежный баран Якутии: генетическое разнообразие и пути сохранения генофонда [The snow sheep of Yakutia: genetic diversity and the ways of preservation of the gene pool. - russ.] (Bagirov V.A., Okhlopkov I.M., Zinov'eva N.A., Hrsg.) Izdatel'stvo VIZH im. L.K. Ernsta, Dubrovicy (978-5-902483-39-7): 171-185
Reyer, H.; Oster, M. (2016):
Zukunftsfähige Nutztierhaltung : wieso verwerten bestimmte Tiere ihr Futter effizienter als ihr Geschwister?. Leibniz Nordost 23: 10-11
Zinovieva, N. A.; Dotsev, A. V.; Sermyagin, A. A.; Wimmers, K.; Reyer, H.; Sölkner, J.; Deniskova, T.E.; Brem, G. (2016):
[Study of genetic diversity and population structure of five Russian cattle breeds using whole-genome SNP analysis - russ.]. Selskokhoziaĭstvennaia Biol 51 (6): 788-800
Graczyk, M.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Hawken, R.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2016):
The search for SNPs and genes associated with the feed conversion ratio using entropy analysis. Acta fytotechn zootechn 19 (3): 93-95
Borowska, A.; Reyer, H.; Wimmers, K.; Varley, P. F.; Szwaczkowski, T. (2016):
Detection of SNP effects on feed conversion ratio in pigs based on entropy approach. Acta fytotechn zootechn 19 (3): 103-105
Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kanitz, E.; Pöhland, R.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2016):
A natural mutation in helix 5 of the ligand binding domain of glucocorticoid receptor enhances receptor-ligand interaction. Plos One 11 (10): e0164628, 1-15
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
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
Reyer, H.; Hawken, R.; Muràni, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2015):
The genetics of feed conversion efficiency traits in a commercial broiler line. Sci Rep-UK 5: 16387, 1-11
Muràni, E.; Reyer, H.; Görres, A.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kanitz, E.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
From phenotype to QTN and back: Identification and characterization of a genetic variant of the porcine glucocorticoid receptor with a major effect on HPA axis activity. In: Proceedings / 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (https://asas.org/wcgalp-proceedings) (https://asas.org/wcgalp-proceedings/species-breeding-swine): 371
Reyer, H.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K.; Muràni, E. (2014):
Association of N-terminal domain polymorphisms of the porcine glucocorticoid receptor with carcass composition and meat quality traits. Anim Genet 45 (1): 125-129