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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf Einspanier

Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry


Managing Director of the Institute

Oertzenweg 19 b, Haus 12
14163 Berlin
+49 30 838 62584

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Scientific Curriculum

1979-1985 Studies of Biology at the University of Hannover (Diploma)
1985-1987 Ph.D. Thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Göttingen (Germany); Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
1988-1997 Senior Scientist at the Institute of Animal Physiology, TU München
1993   Habilitation in agricultural science (Dr. agr. habil.)
1997-2003 Professor for Animal Physiology at the TU München
Since 1999  Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Concepcion, Chillan, Chile (UdeC)
Since 2003 Full professor of Biochemistry and Managing Director of the Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin
2009-2011 Vice Dean of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin


Honors and Awards

1992                Schoeller-Junkmann Award (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie)

1994                Gerhard-Hess Research Award of the DFG

1999                Dr. Heinrich Baur Research Award (TU München)

2001                Research Award of the Bund der Freunde der TU München


Outstanding Cooperative Research Activities

BMBF-Sicherheitsforschung: “Carry-over of Bt-corn-Genes” 2001-2003

DFG-Forschergruppe „Embryo-maternal Communication“ 2002-2008

DFG-Forschergruppe „Probiotics in the Pig“ 2004-2007

BMBF FUGATO project: REMEDY energy deficiency in cows 2008-2011

DFG SFB 852 Pig Nutrition and Microbiota 2010-2014

BMBF Forschungsverbund: Biokompatible siRNA-Nanotransporter für das zielgerichtete mRNAknock-down in vivo - Teilvorhaben: Synthese, Charakterisierung und biologische Evaluierung dendritischer Polyamine, bzw. Amphiphile 1., 2. u. 3. Generation 2011-2014

EU-Project Monitoring of Animals for Feed-Related Risks in the Long Term (MARLON) 2012-2015

EU-Project Verification of GMO risk assessment elements and review and communication of evidence collected on the biosafety of GMO (GRACE) 2012-2016


International and Conference Organization

Organization of International Workshops and Conferences in Chile

European siRNA Workshop (Ambion)

Host-Institute for Exchange Scientists from Eastern Europe, Africa, South-America and Asia


Editor of International Journals and Panel Membership

Editorial Board of the Journal of European Food Research and Technology

Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Nutrition

Member of the GMO Panel, EFSA of the European Union

Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)

Verband deutscher Biologen (VdBiol)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie (DGE)

Deutscher Hochschulverband

Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF, UK)

Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR, USA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Reproduktionsmedizin (DGRM)



Major Research Areas and Scientific Highlights

  • Characterizing gene expression pattern in animal epithelial tissues
  • Establishment of epithelial cell culture systems from different farm animal species
  • Development of new molecular methods using transcriptomic and proteomic techniques
  • Detection of bio-markers indicating cellular dysfunction in animal tissues
  • Characterization of the fate and effects of genetically modified plants in farm animals; horizontal gene transfer in mammals


  • FU, Freien Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin, Institut für Veterinär-Biochemie, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf Einspanier