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"
Director
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Krüger, R.; Derno, M.; Görs, S.; Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Nürnberg, G.; Martens, H.; Pfuhl, R.; Nebendahl, C.; Zeyner, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2014):
Higher body fatness in intrauterine growth retarded juvenile pigs is associated with lower fat and higher carbohydrate oxidation during ad libitum and restricted feeding. Eur J Nutr 53 (2): 583-597
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-013-0567-x
Metges, C. C.; Görs, S.; Lang, I. S.; Hammon, H. M.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Weitzel, J. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Otten, W. (2014):
Low and high dietary protein: carbohydrate ratios during pregnancy affect materno-fetal glucose metabolism in pigs. J Nutr 144 (2): 155-163
https://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn.113.182691
Nikolai, S.; Huebbe, P.; Metges, C. C.; Schloesser, A.; Dose, J.; Ikuta, N.; Terao, K.; Matsugo, S.; Rimbach, G. (2014):
R-α lipoic acid γ-cyclodextrin complex increases energy expenditure: a 4-month feeding study in mice complex increases energy expenditure: a 4 month feeding study in mice. Nutrition 30 (2): 228-233
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2013.08.002
Oster, M.; Muràni, E.; Metges, C. C.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
High- and low-protein gestation diets do not provoke common transcriptional responses representing universal target-pathways in muscle and liver of porcine progeny. Acta Physiol 210 (1): 202-214
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Apha.12192
Laeger, T.; Wirthgen, E.; Piechotta, M.; Metzger, F.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B.; Höflich, A. (2014):
Effects of parturition and feed restriction on concentrations and distribution of the insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 97 (5): 2876-2885
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7671
Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Zitnan, Rudolf; Schönhusen, U.; Pfannkuche, H.; Hudakova, M.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2014):
Diet effects on glucose absorption in the small intestine of neonatal calves: importance of intestinal mucosal growth, lactase activity, and glucose transporters. J Dairy Sci 97 (10): 6358-6369
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8391
Dohme-Meier, F.; Kaufmann, L. D.; Görs, S.; Junghans, P.; Metges, C. C.; van Dorland, H. A.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Münger, A. (2014):
Comparison of energy expenditure, eating pattern and physical activity of grazing and zero-grazing dairy cows at different time points during lactation. LIVEST SCI 162: 86-96
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2014.01.006
Onur, S.; Niklowitz, P.; Fischer, A.; Metges, C. C.; Grune, T.; Menke, T.; Rimbach, G.; Döring, F. (2014):
A comparative study into alterations of coenzyme Q redox status in ageing pigs, mice and worms. Biofactors 40 (3): 346-354
https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/biof.1160
Thanner, S.; Dohme-Meier, F.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Schori, F. (2014):
The energy expenditure of 2 Holstein cow strains in an organic grazing system. J Dairy Sci 97 (5): 2789-2799
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-7394
Schori, F.; Thanner, S.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Dohme-Meier, F. (2014):
Energy expenditure of two grazing Holstein cow strains. In: EGF at 50: the future of European grasslands : Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (Grassland Science in Europe , 19) ( , Hrsg.) (978-0-9926930-1-2): 538-540
van Knegsel, A. T. M.; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Goselink, R. M. A.; Gross, J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Parmentier, H. K.; Trevisi, E.; Tröscher, A.; van Vuuren, A. (2014):
Metabolic adaptation during early lactation: key to cow health, longevity and a sustainable dairy production chain. CAB Reviews 9 (002): 1-15
https://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR20149002
Rehfeldt, C.; Langhammer, M.; Kucia, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Enhanced sensitivity of skeletal muscle growth in offspring of mice long-term selected for high body mass in response to a maternal high-protein/low-carbohydrate diet during lactation. Eur J Nutr 52 (3): 1201-1213
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-012-0431-4