Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Kalbe

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
Lipid metabolism and muscular adaptation Workgroup
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Ontogenetic development of skeletal muscles in farm animals
  • Myogenic and lipogenic processes
  • Myogenic precursor cells

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002-present: Junior group leader and scientist, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
  • 2006-2007: Parental leave
  • 1999-2001: Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock
  • 2000: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Rostock
  • 1995-1999: Doctoral studies, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Research Unit Molecular Biology
  • 1990-1995: Study of biology, University of Rostock


  • Since 2013: Molecular animal breeding and farm animal biology, Muscle development in farm animals, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (M.Sc.)
  • Since 2004: Breeding of poultry and small animals, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock (M.Sc.)
  • 2000-2001: Practical course: Modern genetic methods in animal breeding, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock
  • 1999-2001: Breeding of poultry and small animals, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock


Metzger, K.; Tuchscherer, A; Palin, M. F.; Ponsuksili, S.; Kalbe, C. (2020):
Establishment and validation of cell pools using primary muscle cells derived from satellite cells of pig skeletal muscle. IN VITRO CELL DEV-AN 56: 193-199
Palin, M. F.; Lapointe, J.; Gariépy, C.; Beaudry, D.; Kalbe, C. (2020):
Characterisation of intracellular molecular mechanisms modulated by carnosine in porcine myoblasts under basal and oxidative stress conditions. Plos One 15 (9): e0239496
Kalbe, C.; Priepke, A.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D. (2019):
Effects of long-term microalgae supplementation on muscle microstructure, meat quality, and fatty acid composition in growing pigs. J Anim Physiol An N 103 (2): 574-582
Zitnan, R.; Albrecht, E.; Kalbe, C.; Miersch, C.; Revajova, V.; Levkut, M.; Röntgen, M. (2019):
Muscle characteristics in chicks challenged with Salmonella Enteritidis and the effect of preventive application of the probiotic Enterococcus faecium. Poultry Sci 98 (5): 2014-2025
Sajjanar, B.; Siengdee, P.; Trakooljul, N.; Liu, X; Kalbe, C.; Wimmers, K.; Ponsuksili, S. (2019):
Cross-talk between energy metabolism and epigenetics during temperature stress response in C2C12 myoblasts. Int J Hyperther 36 (1): 776-784
Sciascia, Q. L.; Daş, G.; Maak, S.; Kalbe, C.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Transcript profile of skeletal muscle lipid metabolism genes affected by diet in a piglet model of low birth weight. Plos One 14 (10): e0224484
Kalbe, C.; Zebunke, M.; Lösel, Dorothea; Brendle, J.; Hoy, St.; Puppe, B. (2018):
Voluntary locomotor activity promotes myogenic growth potential in domestic pigs. Sci Rep-UK 8: 2533, 1-11
Kalbe, C.; Lösel, D.; Block, J.; Lefaucheur, L.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Bellmann, O.; Pfuhl, R.; Puppe, B.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Rehfeldt, C. (2017):
Moderate high or low maternal protein diets change gene expression but not the phenotype of skeletal muscle from porcine fetuses. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 58: 63-75
Farmer, C.; Robertson, P.; Xiao, C. W.; Rehfeldt, C.; Kalbe, C. (2016):
Exogenous genistein in late gestation: effects on fetal development and sow and piglet performance. Animal 10 (9): 1423-1430
Goursot, C.; Düpjan, S.; Kalbe, C.; Kanitz, E.; Puppe, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Leliveld, L. M. C. (2016):
Untersuchung der motorischen Lateralität beim Hausschwein (Sus scrofa). In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2016 (KTBL-Schrift , 511) KTBL, Darmstadt (978-3-945088-25-8): 273-275
Farmer, C.; Palin, M.-F.; Lösel, D.; Rehfeldt, C.; Kalbe, C. (2015):
Impact of diet deprivation and subsequent over-allowance of gestating sows on mammary gland and skeletal muscle development of their offspring at puberty. LIVEST SCI 175: 113-120
Will, K.; Schering, L.; Albrecht, E.; Kalbe, C.; Maak, S. (2015):
Differentiation of bovine satellite cell-derived myoblasts under different culture conditions. IN VITRO CELL DEV-AN 51 (9): 885-889
Moutou, K. A.; Koutsogiannouli, E. A.; Stamatis, C.; Billinis, C.; Kalbe, C.; Scandura, M.; Mamuris, Z. (2013):
Domestication does not narrow MHC diversity in Sus scrofa. Immunogenetics 65 (3): 195-209
Kalbe, C. (2013):
Muskelwachstum in der Petrischale. Leibniz Nordost 16: 4-5
Lösel, D.; Franke, A.; Kalbe, C. (2013):
Comparison of different skeletal muscles from growing domestic pigs and wild boars. Arch Tierzucht 56: 766-777
Kalbe, C.; Bérard, J.; Porm, M.; Rehfeldt, C.; Bee, G. (2013):
Maternal L-arginine supplementation during early gestation affects foetal skeletal myogenesis in pigs. LIVEST SCI 157 (1): 322-329
Will, K.; Kuzinski, J.; Kalbe, C.; Palin, M. F.; Rehfeldt, C. (2013):
Effects of leptin and adiponectin on the growth of porcine myoblasts are associated with changes in p44/42 MAPK signaling. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 45 (4): 196-205
Paredes, S. P.; Kalbe, C.; Jansman, A. J. M.; Verstegen, M. W. A.; van Hees, H. M. J.; Lösel, D.; Gerrits, W. J. J.; Rehfeldt, C. (2013):
Predicted high-performing piglets exhibit more and larger skeletal muscle fibers. J Anim Sci 91 (12): 5589-5598
Rehfeldt, C.; Lefaucheur, L.; Block, J.; Stabenow, B.; Pfuhl, R.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Kalbe, C. (2012):
Limited and excess protein intake of pregnant gilts differently affects body composition and cellularity of skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue of newborn and weanling piglets. Eur J Nutr 51 (2): 151-165
Rehfeldt, C.; Stabenow, B.; Pfuhl, R.; Block, J.; Nürnberg, G.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Kalbe, C. (2012):
Effects of limited and excess protein intake of pregnant gilts on carcass quality and cellular properties of skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissue in fattening pigs. J Anim Sci 90 (1): 184-196