PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Björn Kuhla

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of working group Nutritional Biochemistry
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

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.; 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
Grzeskowiak, L.; Saliu, E.-M.; Martínez-Vallespin, B.; Aschenbach, J. R.; Brockmann, G. A.; Fulde, M.; Hartmann, S.; Kuhla, B.; Lucius, R.; Metges, C. C.; Rothkötter, H.-J.; Vahjen, W.; Wessels, A. G.; Zentek, J. (2022):
Dietary fiber and its role in performance, welfare, and health of pigs. ANIM HEALTH RES REV 23 (2): 1 65-193
vanAckern, I.; Wulf, A.; Dannenberger, D.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Effects of endocannabinoids on feed intake, stress response and whole‑body energy metabolism in dairy cows. Sci Rep-UK 11: 23657, 1-12
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-02970-0
vanAckern, I.; Kuhla, A.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
A Role for Peripheral Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in Short-Term Food Intake and Orexigenic Hypothalamic Responses in a Species with Continuous Nutrient Delivery. Nutrients 13 (10): 3587, 1-16
https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103587
Tümmler, L.-M.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Kanitz, E.; Kuhla, B. (2021):
Effects of 2 liquid feeding rates over the first 3 months of life on whole-body energy metabolism and energy use efficiency of dairy calves up to 5 months. J Dairy Sci 104 (9): 10399-10414
https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2021-20278
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
Kuhla, B. (2021):
Durch Fütterung Emissionen reduzieren. B&B Agrar Juli: 1-4
https://www.bildungsserveragrar.de/fachzeitschrift/durch-fuetterung-emissionen-reduzieren/
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
Kennedy, K. M.; Becker, D.; 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
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
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
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
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
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.; 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
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
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
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
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Baumont, R.; Munksgaard, L.; Humphries, D.; Kennedy, E.; Dijkstra, J.; Dewhurst, R.; Ferguson, H.; Terré, M.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Methods in cattle physiology and behaviour research - Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium Publisso, Cologne: getrennte Zählung