PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Björn Kuhla

+49 38208 68-693
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
Metabolism Efficiency Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Neuronal and metabolic control of feed intake
  • Links between feed efficiency, diet and methane production
  • Metabolic adaptation to environmental heat

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013-present: Director of 'Fuel Sensing Unit', Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
  • 2009-2012: Leader of Junior Research Group „Feed Intake Regulation“, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2006-present: Scientist at the Institute of Nutritional Physiology “Oskar Kellner”, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • Habilitation and venia legendi in Biochemistry
  • Post Doc at the Agricultural Research Centre of the Bayer AG Monheim, University of Leipzig, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Diploma and Doctoral Degree in Chemistry
  • Secondary education and apprenticeship for animal production

Teaching

  • Anatomic-Physiological Basics and Methods in Animal Nutrition
  • Metabolism and performance physiology
  • Practical Course “Isolation of RNA from plant leaves”

Publications

Kuhla, B.; van Ackern, I. (2022):
Effects of intracerebroventricular anandamide administration on feed intake and milk yield of dairy cows. JDS Communications 3 (2): 138-141
https://doi.org/10.3168/jdsc.2021-0185
Negussie, E.; Gonzalez-Recio, O.; Battagin, M.; Bayat, A. R.; Boland, T.; de Haas, Y.; Garcia-Rodriguez, A.; Garnsworthy, P.; Gengler, N.; Kreuzer, M.; Kuhla, B.; Lassen, J.; Peiren, N.; Pszczola, M; Schwarm, A.; Soyeurt, H.; Vanlierde, A.; Yan, T; Biscarini, F. (2022):
Integrating heterogeneous across-country data for proxy-based random forest prediction of enteric methane in dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci 105 (6): 5124-5140
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2021-20158
Kuhla, B.; Dewhurst, R.; Dijkstra, J.; Ferguson, H.; Humphries, D.; Kennedy, E.; Lund, P.; Martin, C.; Munksgaard, L.; O`Donovan, M.; Reynolds, C.; Terré, M.; Veissier, I.; Baumont, R. (2022):
Opinion paper: How can we achieve standards and common guidelines for experimental studies with cattle? . Animal 16 (7): 100563, 1-3
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2022.100563
Kuhla, B.; Viereck, G. (2022):
Enteric methane emission factors, total emissions and intensities from Germany's livestock in the late 19th century: A comparison with the today's emission rates and intensities. Sci Total Environ 848: 157754, 1-8
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157754
Bougouin, A.; Hristov, A. N.; Dijkstra, J.; Aguerre, M.; Ahvenjärvi, S.; Arndt, C.; Bannink, A.; Bayat, A. R.; Benchaar, C.; Boland, T.; Brown, J.; Crompton, L.; Dehareng, F.; Dufrasne, I.; Eugène, M.; Froidmont, E.; van Gastelen, S.; Garnsworthy, P.; Halmemies-Beauchet-Filleau, A.; Herremans, S.; Huhtanen, P.; Johansen, M.; Kidane, A.; Kreuzer, M.; Kuhla, B.; Lissire, F.; Lund, P.; Minnée, E.; Muñoz, C.; Niu, M.; Noziére, P.; Pacheco, D.; Prestløkken, E.; Reynolds, C.; Schwarm, A.; Spek, J.; Terraanova, M.; Vanhatalo, A.; Wattiaux, M.; Weisbjerg, M.; Yáñez-Ruiz, D.; Yu, Z.; Kebreab, E. (2022):
Prediction of nitrogen excretion from data on dairy cows fed a wide range of diets compiled in an intercontinental database: A meta-analysis. J Dairy Sci 105 (9): 7462-7481
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2021-20885
Ali, A.; Jacinto, J.; Münchmyer, W.; Walte, A.; Kuhla, B.; Gentile, A.; Abdu, M.; Kamel, M.; Ghallab, A. (2022):
Study on the Discrimination of Possible Error Sources That Might Affect the Quality of Volatile Organic Compounds Signature in Dairy Cattle Using an Electronic Nose. VET SCI 9 (9): 461, 1-11
https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci9090461
Prahl, M.; Müller, C. B. M.; Albrecht, D.; Koch, F.; Wimmers, K.; Kuhla, B. (2022):
Hepatic urea, creatinine and uric acid metabolism in dairy cows with divergent milk urea concentrations. Sci Rep-UK 12: 17593, 1-14
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-22536-y
Müller, C. B. M.; Görs, S.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Wimmers, K.; Zeyner, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences between Holstein dairy cows in renal clearance rate of urea affect milk urea concentration and the relationship between milk urea and urinary nitrogen excretion. Sci Total Environ 755 (Pt 2): 143198, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143198
Vibart, R.; de Klein, C.; Jonker, A.; van der Weerden, T.; Bannik, A.; Bayat, A. R.; Crompton, L.; Durand, A.; Eugene, M.; Klumpp, K.; Kuhla, B.; Lanigan, G.; Lund, P.; Ramin, M.; Salazar, F. (2021):
Challenges and opportunities to capture dietary effects in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions models of ruminant systems. Sci Total Environ 769: 144989, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.144989
Bobrowski, A.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Hagenkamp-Korth, F.; Hasler, M.; Hartung, J. (2021):
Investigating the chronological reduction potential of a urease inhibitor in respiration chambers. Biosyst Eng 204: 147-155
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2021.01.005
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; O`Donovan, M.; Schön, P.- C.; Röttgen, V. (2021):
Reproductive Assessment. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-7
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb003
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Weisbjerg, M.; Bach, A.; Salau, J.; Haas, J. H.; Junge, W.; Thaller, G.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Bodyweight, body condition and anatomy. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla, Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-10
https://doi.org/ 10.5680/mcpb001
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Munksgaard, L.; Baumont, R.; Kuhla, B.; Humphries, D. (2021):
Sadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré and Björn Kuhla. In: Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium (Rumination activity , Hrsg.) Publisso, Cologne: 1-4
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb017
Vanlierde, A.; Dehareng, F.; Gengler, N.; Froidmont, E.; McParland, S.; Kreuzer, M.; Bell, M.; Lund, P.; Martin, C.; Kuhla, B.; Soyeurt, H. (2021):
Improving robustness and accuracy of predicted daily methane emissions of dairy cows using milk mid-infrared spectra. J Sci Food Agr 101 (8): 3394-3403
https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.10969
Koch, F.; Albrecht, D.; Görs, S.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Jejunal mucosa proteomics unravel metabolic adaptive processes to mild chronic heat stress in dairy cows. Sci Rep-UK 11: 12484, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92053-x
Müller, C. B. M.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Holstein dairy cows with high phosphorus utilization efficiency fed a low phosphorous diet secreted less phosphorus with urine but more with milk and feces. Sci Total Environ 788: 147813, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147813
Kennedy, K. M.; Becker, F.; Hammon, H. M.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Differences in net fat oxidation, heat production and liver mitochondrial DNA copy number between high and low feed efficient dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 104 (8): 9287-9303
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-20031
Koch, F.; Derno, M.; Langhammer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Mielenz, M.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
A high-protein diet containing inulin/oligofructose supports body weight gain associated with lower energy expenditure and carbohydrate oxidation, and alters faecal microbiota in C57BL/6 mice. J NUTR SCI 10: e50, 1-10
https://doi.org/10.1017/jns.2021.42
Kuhla, B. (2021):
Durch Fütterung Emissionen reduzieren. B&B Agrar Juli: 1-4
https://www.bildungsserveragrar.de/fachzeitschrift/durch-fuetterung-emissionen-reduzieren/
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
https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.699550