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

Wattez, J. S.; Delmont, A.; Bouvet, M.; Beseme, O.; Görs, S.; Delahaye, F.; Laborie, C.; Lesage, J.; Foligné, B.; Breton, C.; Metges, C. C.; Vieau, D.; Pinet, F. (2015):
Maternal perinatal undernutrition modifies lactose and serotransferrin in milk: relevance to the programming of metabolic diseases?. Am J Physiol-Endoc M 308 (5): E393-E401
https://dx.doi.org/10.1152/ajpendo.00452.2014.
Hillal, H.; Voigt, J.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Milk production and nutrient partitioning as measured by 13C enrichment of milk components during C3 and C4 plant feeding in purebred Holstein and in Charolais × Holstein F2 crossbred cows. Isot Environ Healt S 51 (1): 46-57
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2014.987276
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thanner, S.; Dohme-Meier, F.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; 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 , 36) (Kreuzer, M. et al., Hrsg.) ETH, Zürich (978-3-906466-36-1): 147-150"
Thanner, S.; Schori, F.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; 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., Hrsg.) Köster, Berlin (978-3-89574-815-8): 512-515
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.) Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, (ISBN 978-3-86829-575-7): 124-130
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
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0076705
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2013-6852
Hötger, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
CLAs ermöglichen effizientere Produktion. ELITE (6): 42-43