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


Metges, C. C.; Daenzer, M.; Petzke, K.-J.; Elsner, A. (2002):
Low-abundance plasma and urinary [15N]urea enrichments analyzed by gas chromatography/combustion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry. J Mass Spectrom 37 (5): 489-494
Gaudichon, C.; Bos, C.; Moren, C.; Petzke, K.-J.; Mariotti, F.; Everwand, J.; Benamouzig, R.; Daré, S.; Tomé, D.; Metges, C. C. (2002):
Ileal losses of nitrogen and amino acids in humans and their importance to the assessment of amino acid requirements. Gastroenterology 123 (1): 50-59
Petzke, K.-J.; Daenzer, M.; Backes, G.; Metges, C. C. (2002):
Analysis of stable nitrogen and carbon isotope enrichment in biological samples by GC-C-IRMS with special reference to amino acids. In: Recent Res. Devel. Anal. Biochem. (ISBN 81-7895-054-5) (2): 45-65
Schwerin, M.; Dorroch, U.; Beyer, M.; Swalve, H.; Metges, C. C.; Junghans, P. (2002):
Dietary protein modifies hepatic gene expression associated with oxidative stress responsiveness in growing pigs. FASEB J 16: 1322-1324
Backes, G.; Hennig, U.; Petzke, K.-J.; Elsner, A.; Junghans, P.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C. (2002):
Contribution of intestinal microbial lysine to lysine homeostasis is reduced in minipigs fed a wheat gluten-based diet. Am J Clin Nutr 76 (6): 1317-1325
Metges, C. C. (2001):
Does dietary protein in early life affect the development of adiposity in mammals? . J Nutr 131 (7): 2062-2066
Daenzer, M.; Petzke, K.-J.; Bequette, B.J.; Metges, C. C. (2001):
Whole-body nitrogen and splanchnic amino acid metabolism is different in rats fed mixed diets containing casein or its corresponding amino acid mixture. J Nutr 131 (7): 1965-1972
Junghans, P.; Derno, M.; Beyer, M.; Panicke, L.; Staufenbiel, R.; Voigt, J.; Hennig, U.; Klein, M.; Jentsch, W.; Brösicke, H.; Petzke, K.-J.; Metges, C. C.; Weber, M.; Hagemeister, H. (2000):
Untersuchungen der CO2-Dynamik bei landwirtschaftlichen Nutztieren mit Hilfe der 13C-Bicarbonat-Technik. Schriftenreihe / Forschungsinstitut für die Biolog 13: 20-28
Metges, C. C.; Schmidt, L.; Eichinger, H. (1992):
Use of naturally enriched mixed food in 13C breath tests applied in young sucking calves. Brit J Nutr 67 (1): 43-45