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

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

Teaching

  • 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

Publications

Görs, S.; Kuhla, B.; Krattenmacher, N.; Thaller, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Analytical refinements of the methane indicator archaeol in bovine feces, rumen fluid and feedstuffs. J Dairy Sci 99 (11): 9313-9318
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11447
Wein, S.; Beyer, B.; Gohlke, A.; Blank, M.; Metges, C. C.; Wolffram, S. (2016):
Systemic absorption of catechins after intraruminal or intraduodenal application of a green tea extract in cows. Plos One 11 (7): e0159428, 1-17
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159428
Daş, G.; Vernunft, A.; Görs, S.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of general anesthesia with ketamine in combination with the neuroleptic sedatives xylazine or azaperone on plasma metabolites and hormones in pigs. J Anim Sci 94 (8): 3229-3239
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2016-0365
Stoldt, A.-K.; Mielenz, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Sauerwein, H.; Esatbeyoglu, T.; Wagner, A. E.; Rimbach, G.; Starke, S.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of a six-week intraduodenal supplementation with quercetin on liver lipid metabolism and oxidative stress in peripartal dairy cows. J Anim Sci 94 (5): 1913-1923
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2016-0338
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Das, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of rutin and buckwheat on energy metabolism and methane production in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 99 (3): 2161-2168
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-10143
Lieboldt, M.-A.; Frahm, J.; Halle, I.; Görs, S.; Schrader, L.; Weigend, S.; Preisinger, R.; Metges, C. C.; Breves, G.; Dänicke, S. (2016):
Metabolic and clinical response to Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide in layer pullets of different genetic backgrounds supplied with graded dietary L-arginine. Poultry Sci 95 (3): 595-611
https://dx.doi.org/10.3382/ps/pev359
Nebendahl, C.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Krüger, R.; Martens, K.; Giller, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Rimbach, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Early postnatal feed restriction reduces liver connective tissue levels and affects H3K9 acetylation state of regulated genes associated with protein metabolism in low birth weight pigs. J Nutr Biochem 29: 41-55
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2015.10.017
Lamp, O.; Derno, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Intravenous lipid infusion affects methane production apart from reducing dry matter intake in late lactation German Holstein cows. In: Energy and Protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP Publication , 137) (Jacek Skomial, Helene Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3): 255-256
Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Endogenous and dietary lipids influencing feed intake and energy metabolism of periparturient dairy cows. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 56 (Suppl.): S2-S10
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2015.12.002
Vanselow, J.; Kucia, M.; Langhammer, M.; Koczan, D.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Maternal high-protein diet during pregnancy, but not during suckling, induced altered expression of an increasing number of hepatic genes in adult mouse offspring. Eur J Nutr 55 (3): 917-930
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-015-0906-1
Gruse, J.; Görs, S.; Tuchscherer, A.; Otten, W.; Weitzel, J. M.; Metges, C. C.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
The effects of oral quercetin supplementation on splanchnic glucose metabolism in 1-week-old calves depend on diet after birth. J Nutr 145 (11): 2486-2495
https://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn.115.218271
Berger, L. M.; Blank, R.; Zorn, F.; Wein, S.; Metges, C. C.; Wolffram, S. (2015):
Ruminal degradation of quercetin and its influence on fermentation in ruminants. J Dairy Sci 98 (8): 5688-5698
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9633
Werner, R.A.; Roßmann, A.; Gleixner, G.; Lehn, C.; Metges, C. C.; Schnyder, H. (2015):
Editoral and tribute : special issue dedicated to Professor Hanns-Ludwig Schmidt on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Isot Environ Healt S 51 (1): 1-6
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2015.1016022
Stoldt, A.-K.; Derno, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Otten, W.; Starke, S.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Effects of a 6-wk intraduodenal supplementation with quercetin on energy metabolism and indicators of liver damage in periparturient dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (7): 4509-4520
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-9053
Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Rangkasenee, N; Krattenmacher, N.; Thaller, G.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2015):
Methyl-coenzyme M reductase A as an indicator to estimate methane production from dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (6): 4074-4083
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9310
Kuhla, B.; Derno, M.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Chapter 6: Indirect calorimetry for elucidating dynamics in energy metabolism of farm animals. In: Indirect calorimetry: techniques, computations and applications (W.J.J. Gerrits and E. Labussiere , Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publisher, Wageningen (978-90-8686-261-0): 115-133
Stoldt, A.-K.; Starke, A.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Effects of the flavonoid quercetin on energy metabolism and oxidative stress in periparturient dairy cows. In: 15th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 23) (Christa Kühn, Gunther Viereck, Hrsg.) (0946-1981 ): 9-12
Gruse, J.; Görs, S.; Otten, W.; Weitzel, J. M.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Effects of oral quercetin supplementation on glucose metabolism in newborn dairy calves fed colostrum or a milk-based formula. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 23: 5-8
Kuhla, B.; Mielenz, M.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Die Kuh produziert kein Methan. Leibniz Nordost 20: 6-7
Metges, C. C.; Görs, S.; Martens, K.; Krüger, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Nebendahl, C.; Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Zeyner, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Pfuhl, R.; Nürnberg, G. (2015):
Body composition and plasma lipid and stress hormone levels during 3 weeks of feed restriction and refeeding in low birth weight female pigs. J Anim Sci 93 (3): 999-1014
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-8616