Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Cornelia Christiane Metges

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

Research interests

  • Effect of pre- and early postnatal nutrition on growth and development in farm animals
  • Amino acid and energy metabolism
  • Nutrient and energy efficiency and emissions in farm animals

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017: Professorship Biochemistry in Nutrition, University of Rostock
  • 2001-present: Director of Institute of Nutritional Physiology 'Oskar Kellner', Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2002-present: Lecturer in Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, University of Rostock
  • 2001: Habilitation in Nutritional Physiology (Dr. rer. nat. habil.), University of Potsdam
  • 1995-1997: Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Clinical Research Center and Laboratory of Human Nutrition, Cambridge, USA
  • 1994-2001: Head, Working group 'Protein Metabolism', Dpt. Biochemistry and Physiology of Nutrition, German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE), Potsdam-Nuthetal
  • 1987-1994: Research Scientist, Chair of Nutrition Science, TU München
  • 1983-1987: Doctoral studies, TU München, Chair of General Chemistry and Biochemistry (1988; Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences; Dr. agr.), TU München
  • 1977-1983: Studies of Agricultural Sciences (Dipl.-Ing. agr.), TU München


  • Since 2012: „Stoffwechsel-, Leistungs- und Pathophysiologie, Experimentelle Methoden in der Ernährungsphysiologie“, Master course Animal Science, University of Rostock
  • Since 2012: „Anatomisch-physiologische Grundlagen und experimentelle Methoden der Tierernährung“, Master course Animal Science, University of Rostock
  • Since 2010: „Zell- u. Molekularbiologie in der Ernährungs-forschung“ (Energy and Macronutrient metabolism), Master course Ökotrophologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Since 2003: „Biochemie des Intermediärstoffwechsels“, Bachelor course in Agricultural Sciences, University of Rostock
  • 1994-2001: „Biochemie und Physiologie der Ernährung“, Master course in Nutrition Science, University of Potsdam
  • 1989-1993: „Various Aspects of Human Nutrition“ in Nutrition Science, Chair of Nutrition Science, TU München


Seyedalmossavi, S.; Mielenz, M.; Görs, S.; Wolf, P.; Das, G.; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Effects of increasing levels of whole Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae in broiler rations on acceptance, nutrient and energy intakes and utilization, and growth performance of broilers. Poultry Sci 101 (12): 102202, 1-15
Li, Z.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Görs, S.; Nguyen, N.; Rayatdoost Baghal, F.; Schregel, J.; Tuchscherer, A.; Zentek, J.; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Glutamine supplementation moderately affects growth, plasma metabolite and free amino acid patterns in neonatal low birth weight piglet. Brit J Nutr 128 (12): 2330-2340
Schregel, J.; Schulze Holthausen, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Görs, S.; Eggert, A.; Tuchscherer, A.; Zentek, J.; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Effects of oral glutamine supplementation on jejunal morphology, development, and amino acid profiles in male low birth weight suckling piglets. Plos One 17 (4): e0267357, 1-24
Schulze Holthausen, J.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Tuchscherer, A.; Vahjen, W.; Metges, C. C.; Zentek, J. (2022):
Effects of Oral Glutamine Supplementation, Birthweight and Age on Colonic Morphology and Microbiome Development in Male Suckling Piglets. Microorganisms 10 (10): 1889, 1-20
Wiese, M.; Gärtner, S.; von Essen, N.; Doller, J.; Frost, F.; Tran, T.; Weiss, F. U.; Meyer, F.; Valentini, L.; Garbe, L.; Metges, C. C.; Bannert, K.; Sautter, L.; Ehlers, L.; Jaster, R.; Lamprecht, G.; Steveling, A.; Lerch, M.; Aghdassi, A. (2022):
Malnutrition Is Highly Prevalent in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis and Characterized by Loss of Skeletal Muscle Mass but Absence of Impaired Physical Function. FRONT NUTR 9: 889489, 1-12
Seyedalmossavi, S.; Mielenz, M.; Veldkamp, T.; Das, G; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Growth efficiency, intestinal biology, and nutrient utilization and requirements of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae compared to monogastric livestock species: a review. J Anim Sci Biotechno 13: 31, 1-20
Wiese, M.; Gärtner, S.; Doller, J.; Tran, T.; Frost, F.; Bannert, K.; Jaster, R.; Berlin, P.; Valentini, L.; Meyer, F.; Metges, C. C.; Lamprecht, G.; Aghdassi, A. (2021):
Nutritional management of chronic pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Gastroen Hepatol 36 (3): 588-600
Kilic, I.; Stehr, M.; Hennies, M.; Metges, C. C.; Franzenburg, S.; Falker-Gieske, C.; Tetens, J.; Daş, G. (2021):
Differentially Expressed Gene Patterns in Ascarid-Infected Chickens of Higher- or Lower-Performing Genotypes. Animals-Basel 11 (4): 1002, 1-16
Daş, G.; Auerbach, M.; Stehr, M.; Sürie, C.; Metges, C. C.; Gauly, M.; Rautenschlein, S. (2021):
Impact of Nematode Infections on Non-specific and Vaccine-Induced Humoral Immunity in Dual-Purpose or Layer-Type Chicken Genotypes. Front Vet Sci 8: 659959, 1-10
Daş, G.; Wachter, L.; Stehr, M.; Bilic, I.; Grafl, B.; Wernsdorf, P.; Metges, C. C.; Heß, M.; Liebhart, D. (2021):
Excretion of Histomonas meleagridis following experimental co-infection of distinct chicken lines with Heterakis gallinarum and Ascaridia galli. Parasite Vector 14: 323, 1-15
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Li, Z.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2021):
Distinct Roles of Perilipins in the Intramuscular Deposition of Lipids in Glutamine-Supplemented, Low-, and Normal-Birth-Weight Piglets. Front Vet Sci 8: 633898, 1-13
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Stange, K.; Li, Z.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2021):
Glutamine supplementation stimulates cell proliferation in skeletal muscle and cultivated myogenic cells of low birth weight piglets. Sci Rep-UK 11: 13432, 1-15
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
Sciascia, Q. L.; Prehn, C.; Adamski, J.; Daş, G.; Lang, I. S.; Otten, W.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C. (2021):
The Effect of Dietary Protein Imbalance during Pregnancy on the Growth, Metabolism and Circulatory Metabolome of Neonatal and Weaned Juvenile Porcine Offspring. Nutrients 13 (9): 3286, 1-16
Westreicher-Kristen, E.; Blank, M.; Paschke-Beese, M.; Kühl, W.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C.; Susenbeth, A. (2021):
Diets for Dairy Cows with Different Proportions of Crude Protein Originating from Red Clover Silage versus Soybean Meal: Ruminal Degradation and Intestinal Digestibility of Amino Acids. Animals-Basel 11 (8): 2177, 1-13
Rasch, I.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Viergutz, T.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2020):
Substitution of dietary sulfur amino acids by DL-2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutyric acid reduces fractional glutathione synthesis in weaned piglets. J Nutr 150 (4): 722-729
Daş, G.; Klauser, S.; Stehr, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Metges, C. C. (2020):
Accuracy and precision of McMaster and Mini-FLOTAC egg counting techniques using egg-spiked faeces of chickens and two different flotation fluids. Vet Parasitol 283: 109158, 1-9
Li, Z.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Metges, C. C.; Trakooljul, N.; Wimmers, K.; Murani, E. (2020):
A natural Ala610Val substitution causing glucocorticoid receptor hypersensitivity aggravates consequences of endotoxemia. Brain Behav Immun 90: 174-183
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Görs, S.; Schregel, J.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2020):
Effects of oral glutamine supplementation on early postnatal muscle morphology in low and normal birth weight piglets. Animals-Basel 10 (11): 1976, 1-20
Yang, Y; Sadri, H.; Prehn, C.; Adamski, J.; Rehage, J.; Dänicke, S.; von Soosten, D.; Metges, C. C.; Ghaffari, M. H.; Sauerwein, H. (2020):
Proteasome activity and expression of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling factors in skeletal muscle of dairy cows receiving conjugated linoleic acids or a control fat supplement during early lactation. J Dairy Sci 103 (3): 2829-2846