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

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
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
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Beauchemin, K.; Martin, C.; Hellwing, A. L. F.; Lund, H.; Miller, G.; Humphries, D.; Heetkamp, M. (2020):
Respiratory chamber facility. 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: 1-4
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb011
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Hellwing, A. L. F.; Lund, H.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Heetkamp, M.; Miller, G.; Humphries, D.; Anglard, F.; Rochette, Y.; Martin, C.; Gardiner, T.; Coleman, M. (2020):
The gas recovery test of respiratory chambers. 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: 1-6
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb010
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Pomies, D.; Röttgen, V.; Kuhla, B.; Nüske, S.; Bach, A.; Scholz, A. M. (2020):
Milk intake, body anatomy and composition in calves. 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: 1-14
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb009
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Baumont, R.; Cantalapiedra-Hijar, G.; Noziére, P.; Lund, H.; Humphries, D.; Dijkstra, J. (2020):
Nutrient digestibility and balance studies. 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: 1-9
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb007
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Langbein, J. (2020):
Stress and health management. 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: 1-5
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb006
Danesh Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Dineen, M.; Silberberg, M. (2020):
Ruminal pH. 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
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb005
Muizelaar, W.; Bani, P.; Kuhla, B.; Larsen, M.; Tapio, I.; Yáñez-Ruiz, D.; van Gastelen, S. (2020):
Rumen fluid sampling via oral stomach tubing method . 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: 1-6
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb008
Dineen, M.; Mitchell, M.; Kuhla, B.; Danesh Mesgaran, S. (2020):
Body temperature and thermal imaging. 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: 1-6
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb004
Danesh-Mesgaran, S.; Kuhla, B.; Humphries, D.; Weisbjerg, M.; Lund, H.; Kennedy, E.; O`Donovan, M.; Liddane, M.; Galvin, N.; Dijkstra, J.; Baumont, R. (2020):
Feed and water intake. 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: 1-11
https://doi.org/10.5680/mcpb002