PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Joachim Weitzel

Forschungsinstitut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Reproduktionsbiochemie
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


  • Reproduktionsbiologie
  • Endokrinologie
  • Biochemie


  • 2007–heute: Abteilungsleiter Reproduktionsbiochemie am Leibniz Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) Dummerstorf im Institut für Fortpflanzungsbiologie
  • 2006-2007: Universitätsklinikum Charité, Berlin, Institut für Experimentelle Endokrinologie
  • 1997-2006: Universität Hamburg, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Zentrum für Experimentalmedizin, Abteilung Biochemie und Molekulare Zellbiologie


Universität Rostock: Bachelor "Agrarwissenschaften", Master "Nutztierwissenschaften"


Michaelis, M.; Sobczak, A.; Koczan, D.; Langhammer, M.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2017):
Selection for female traits of high fertility affects male reproductive performance and alters the testicular transcriptional profile. BMC Genomics 18 (1): 889, 1-19
Weitzel, J. M.; Viergutz, T.; Albrecht, D.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Schmicke, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Koch, F.; Kuhla, B. (2017):
Hepatic thyroid signaling of heat-stressed late pregnant and early lactating cows. J Endocrinol 234 (2): 129-141
Langhammer, M.; Michaelis, M.; Hartmann, F.; Wudy, A.; Sobczak, A.; Nürnberg, G.; Reinsch, N.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2017):
Reproductive performance primarily depends on the female genotype in a two-factorial breeding experiment using high-fertility mouse lines. Reproduction 153 (3): 361-368
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Daş, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Influence of rutin and rutin-containing buckwheat seeds on methane emission in lactating dairy cows. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP publication , 137) (Jacek Skomiał, Hélène Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3) (137): 265-266
Daş, G.; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Acute effects of general anesthesia with propofol, pentobarbital or isoflurane plus propofol on plasma metabolites and hormones in adult pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (12): 5182-5191
Weitzel, J. M. (2016):
Impaired repressor function in sumoylation-defective thyroid hormone receptor isoforms. European Thyroid Journal 5 (3): 152-163
Daş, G.; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of general anesthesia with ketamine in combination with the neuroleptic sedatives xylazine or azaperone on plasma metabolites and hormones in pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (8): 3229-3239
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Das, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of rutin and buckwheat on energy metabolism and methane production in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 99 (3): 2161-2168
Koch, F.; Lamp, O.; Eslamizad, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Metabolic response to heat stress in late-pregnant and early lactation dairy cows: implications to liver-muscle crosstalk. Plos One 11 (8): e0160912, 1-19
Töpfer, D.; Ebeling, S.; Weitzel, J. M.; Spannbrucker, A. C. (2016):
Effect of follicle size on in vitro maturation of pre-pubertal porcine cumulus oocyte complexes. Reprod Domest Anim 51 (3): 370-377
Gruse, J.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Stefaniak, T.; Jawor, P.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Quercetin feeding in newborn dairy calves cannot compensate colostrum deprivation: study on metabolic, antioxidative and inflammatory traits. Plos One 11 (1): e0146932, 1-20
Gruse, J.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Otten, W.; Weitzel, J. M.; Metges, C. C.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
The effects of oral quercetin supplementation on splanchnic glucose metabolism in 1-week-old calves depend on diet after birth. J Nutr 145 (11): 2486-2495
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Otten, W.; Starke, S.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Effects of a 6-wk intraduodenal supplementation with quercetin on energy metabolism and indicators of liver damage in periparturient dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (7): 4509-4520
Gruse, J.; Görs, S.; Otten, W.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Effects of oral quercetin supplementation on glucose metabolism in newborn dairy calves fed colostrum or a milk-based formula. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 23: 5-8
Richter, C.; Viergutz, T.; Schwerin, M.; Weitzel, J. M. (2015):
Prostaglandin E Synthase Interacts with Inducible Heat Shock Protein 70 After Heat Stress in Bovine Primary Dermal Fibroblast Cells. Cytom Part A 87 (1): 61-67
Michaelis, M.; Sobczak, A.; Weitzel, J. M. (2014):
In vivo microinjection and electroporation of mouse testis. J Visualized Experiments 23 (90): 1-8
Weitzel, J. M.; Vernunft, A.; Krüger, B.; Plinski, C.; Viergutz, T. (2014):
Inactivation of the LOX-1 pathway promotes the Golgi apparatus during cell differentiation of mural granulosa cells. J Cell Physiol 229 (12): 1946-1951
Vernunft, A.; Viergutz, T.; Plinski, C.; Weitzel, J. M. (2014):
Postpartum levels of 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α in plasma and milk phospholipid fractions as biomarker of oxidative stress in first-lactating dairy cows. PROSTAG OTH LIPID M 112: 34-38
Metges, C. C.; Görs, S.; Lang, I. S.; Hammon, H. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Weitzel, J. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Otten, W. (2014):
Low and high dietary protein: carbohydrate ratios during pregnancy affect materno-fetal glucose metabolism in pigs. J Nutr 144 (2): 155-163
Langhammer, M.; Michaelis, M.; Hoeflich, A.; Sobczak, A.; Schön, J.; Weitzel, J. M. (2014):
High fertility phenotypes: two outbred mouse models exhibit substantially different molecular and physiological strategies warranting improved fertility. Reproduction 147 (4): 427-433