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

+49 38208 68-693
Leibniz 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

Schönhusen, U.; Junghans, P.; Flöter, A.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Görs, S.; Schneider, F.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2013):
First-pass uptake and oxidation of glucose by the splanchnic tissue in young goats fed soy protein-based milk diets with or without amino acid supplementation. J Dairy Sci 96 (4): 2400-2412
Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Gräbner, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Bellmann, O.; Hennig, U.; Rehfeldt, C.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Effects of low and high protein:carbohydrate ratios in the diet of pregnant gilts on maternal cortisol concentrations and the adrenocortical and sympathoadrenal reactivity in their offspring. J Anim Sci 91 (6): 2680-2692
Laeger, T.; Sauerwein, H.; Tuchscherer, A; Bellmann, O.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2013):
Concentrations of hormones and metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of dairy cows during the periparturient period. J Dairy Sci 96 (5): 2883-2893
Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Proteomic tools help understanding the metabolic adaptation to negative energy balance in dairy cows. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition in sustainable animal production (EAAP Publication , 134) (James W. Oltjen et al., Hrsg.) Wageningen Acad
Hötger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
CLAs ermöglichen effizientere Produktion. ELITE (6): 42-43
Gohlke, A.; Ingelmann, C. -J.; Nürnberg, G.; Weitzel, J. M.; Hammon, H. M.; Görs, S.; Starke, A.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Influence of 4-week intraduodenal supplementation of quercetin on performance, glucose metabolism, and mRNA abundance of genes related to glucose metabolism and antioxidative status in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 96 (11): 6986-7000
Nebendahl, C.; Krüger, R.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Martens, K.; Hennig, S.; Storm, N.; Höppner, Wolfgang; Pfuhl, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Effects on transcriptional regulation and lipid droplet characteristics in the liver of female juvenile pigs after early postnatal feed restriction and refeeding are dependent on birth weight. Plos One 8 (11): 1-19
Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M.; Derno, M.; Weber, F. M.; Kuhla, B. (2013):
Beeinflussung des Erhaltungs- und Leistungsbedarfs durch physiologische Faktoren als Grundlage einer effizienten Milchproduktion. Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 22: 9-16
Metges, C. C. (2013):
Einfluss der mütterlichen Ernährung auf Leistungs- und physiologische Parameter der Nachkommen: Pränatale Programmierung beim Schwein. In: 12. Tagung Schweine- und Geflügelernährung, 12.-14. November 2013, Lutherstadt Wittenberg (A. Zeyner et al., Hrsg.)
Thanner, S.; Schori, F.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R.; Dohme-Meier, F. (2013):
Vergleich von Energieaufwand, Futteraufnahme und Aktivität bei zwei Holstein Kuhtypen auf der Weide unter Bedingungen des biologischen Landbaus. In: Beiträge zur 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Bonn, 5. - 8. März 2013 (D. Neuhoff et al., Hrs
Thanner, S.; Dohme-Meier, F.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R.; Schori, F. (2013):
Wärmeproduktion, Futteraufnahme und Aktivität von zwei Holstein Kuhtypen auf der Weide unter Bedingungen des biologischen Landbaus. In: Sind hohe Leistungen "Bio-kompatibel"? : Herausforderungen für die Tierernährung (ETH-Schriftenreihe zur Tierernährung
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
Metges, C. C.; Lang, I. S.; Hennig, U.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, M.; Schneider, F.; Weitzel, J. M.; Steinhoff-Ooster, A.; Sauerwein, H.; Bellmann, O.; Nürnberg, G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Otten, W. (2012):
Intrauterine growth retarded progeny of pregnant sows fed high protein:low carbohydrate diet is related to metabolic energy deficit. Plos One 7 (2): 1-10
Laeger, T.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2012):
Effect of feed restriction on metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 95 (3): 1198-1208
Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Lang, I. S.; Görs, S.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Hennig, U.; Nürnberg, G.; Rehfeldt, C.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C. (2012):
High-protein-low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy alters maternal plasma amino acid concentration and placental amino acid extraction but not fetal plasma amino acids in pigs. Brit J Nutr 108 (12): 2176-2189
Laeger, T.; Pöhland, R.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2012):
The ketone body β-hydroxybutyric acid influences agouti-related peptide expression via AMP-activated protein kinase in hypothalamic GT1-7 cells. J Endocrinol 213 (2): 193-203
Shi, X.; Metges, C. C.; Seyfert, H.-M. (2012):
Interaction of C/EBP-beta and NF-Y factors constrains activity levels of the nutritionally controlled promoter IA expressing the acetyl-CoA carboxylase-alpha gene in cattle. BMC Mol Biol 13: 13-21
Sawitzky, M.; Zeissler, A.; Langhammer, M.; Bielohuby, M.; Stock, K. F.; Hammon, H. M.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Stoehr, B. J. M.; Bidlingmaier, M.; Fromm-Dornieden, C.; Baumgartner, B. G.; Christ, B.; Brenig, B.; Binder, G.; Metzger, F.; Renne, U.; Hoeflich, A. (2012):
Phenotype selection reveals coevolution of muscle glycogen and protein and PTEN as a gate keeper for the accretion of muscle mass in adult female mice. Plos One 7 (6): 1-13
Tuchscherer, M.; Otten, W.; Kanitz, E.; Gräbner, M.; Tuchscherer, A; Bellmann, O.; Rehfeldt, C.; Metges, C. C. (2012):
Effects of inadequate maternal dietary protein:carbohydrate ratios during pregnancy on offspring immunity in pigs. BMC Vet Res 8: 232-243