Mitarbeiter/Mitarbeiterin / Staff member


Dr. Jan Axtner

wissenschaftl., techn. Assistent /
scientific, technical Assistant

Abteilung ökologische Dynamiken /
Department Ecological Dynamics

Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung (IZW)
im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17
10315 Berlin

Tel:       0049 (0) 30 5168 339
Curriculum Vitae
Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research Foci
  • Evolutionary ecology & genetics, conservation genetics, antagonistic coevolution, immunogenetics

  • Nucleic acid extraction (RNA, DNA), PCR, reverse transcription PCR, real-time PCR, molecular cloning, single strand conformation polymorphism analysis (SSCP), sanger and high throughput sequencing, metabarcoding

  • Data mining, processing and analyses on a large data sets script programming and protocols in R

Publikationen / Publications

For a complete list of publications please follow the link:
J Axtner on ResearchGate or J Axtner on GoogleScholar

Selected research publications:

Kampmann ML, Schnell IB, Jensen RH, Axtner J, et al. (2017): Leeches as a source of mammalian viral DNA and RNA—a study in medicinal leeches. European Journal of Wildlife Research 63(2). doi:10.1007/s10344-017-1093-6

Axtner J, Steele M, Kröz M, Spahn G, Matthes H, Schad F (2016): Health services research of integrative oncology in palliative care of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. BMC Cancer 16: 579. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2594-5

Axtner J & Sommer S (2012): The functional importance of sequence versus expression variability of MHC alleles in parasite resistance. Genetica, 140 (10-12): 407-420. doi:10.1007/s10709-012-9689-y

Axtner J & Sommer S (2011): Heligmosomoides polygyrus infection is associated with lower MHC class II gene expression in Apodemus flavicollis: Indication for immune suppression? Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11, 2063–2071. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2011.09.020

Schwensow N, Axtner J, Sommer S (2011): Are associations of immune gene expression, body condition and parasite burden detectable in nature? A case study in an endemic rodent from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11: 23–30. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2010.10.017

Axtner J & Sommer S (2007): Gene duplication, allelic diversity, selection processes and adaptive value of MHC class II DRB genes of the bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus. Immunogenetics 59: 417–426. doi:10.1007/s00251-007-0205-y