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

Lohrenz, A.; Duske, K.; Schönhusen, U.; Losand, B.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2011):
Glucose transporters and enzymes related to glucose synthesis in small intestinal mucosa of mid-lactation dairy cows fed 2 levels of starch. J Dairy Sci 94 (9): 4546-4555
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2011-4333
Kuhla, B.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Hypothalamic orexin A expression and the involvement of AMPK and PPAR-gama signalling in energy restricted dairy cows. Arch Tierzucht 54 (6): 567-579
Rehfeldt, C.; Lang, I. S.; Görs, S.; Hennig, U.; Kalbe, C.; Stabenow, B.; Brüssow, K.-P.; Pfuhl, R.; Bellmann, O.; Nürnberg, G.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Limited and excess dietary protein during gestation affects growth and compositional traits in gilts and impairs offspring fetal growth. J Anim Sci 89 (2): 329-341
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2010-2970
Kuhla, B.; Nürnberg, G.; Albrecht, D.; Görs, S.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Involvement of skeletal muscle protein, glycogen and fat metabolism in the adaptation on early lactation of dairy cows. J Proteome Res 10 (9): 4252-4262
https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/Pr200425h
Walther, T.; Dietrich, G.; Langhammer, M.; Kucia, M.; Hammon, H. M.; Renne, U.; Siems, W.- E.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
High-protein diet in lactation leads to a sudden infant-death-like syndrome in mice. Plos One 6 (3): 1-6
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017443
Kaufmann, L. D.; Münger, A.; Rerat, M.; Junghans, P.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C.; Dohme-Meier, F. (2011):
Energy expenditure of grazing cows and cows fed grass indoors as determined by the 13C bicarbonate dilution technique using an automatic blood sampling system. J Dairy Sci 94 (4): 1989-2000
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2010-3658
Kuhla, B.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Changes of muscle amino acids, glycogen, and fat concentrations of dairy cows during the periparturient period . Proc. Soc. Nutr. Physiol. 20: 38
Vanselow, J.; Kucia, M.; Langhammer, M.; Koczan, D.; Rehfeldt, C.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
Hepatic expression of the GH/JAK/STAT/IGF pathway, acute-phase response signalling and complement system are affected in mouse offspring by prenatal and early postnatal exposure to maternal high-protein diet. Eur J Nutr 50 (8): 611-623
https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-011-0168-5
Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Görs, S.; Junghans, P.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Kanitz, E.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2011):
Intestinal glucose absorption but not endogenous glucose production differs between colostrum- and formula-fed neonatal calves. J Nutr 141 (1): 48-55
https://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn110.128652
Kucia, M.; Langhammer, M.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C. (2011):
High-protein diet during gestation and lactation affects mammary gland mRNA abundance, milk composition and pre-weaning litter growth in mice. Animal 5 (2): 268-277
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731110001734
Kuhla, B.; Albrecht, D.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Viergutz, T.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C. (2010):
Proteome and radioimmunoassay analyses of pituitary hormones and proteins in response to feed restriction of dairy cows. PROTEOMICS 10 (24): 4491-4500
https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201000383
Kuhla, B.; Bellmann, O.; Metges, C. C. (2010):
Technical note: An apparatus for catheterization of the lateral brain ventricle in Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 93 (12): 5837-5841
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2010-3431
Metges, C. C.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Laeger, T. (2010):
1st Graduate Meeting of Nutritional Physiologists in Animal and Human Nutrition Research (GMNP). Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 17: 1-36
Lohrenz, A.; Duske, K.; Schneider, F.; Nürnberg, K.; Losand, B.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Milk performance and glucose metabolism in dairy cows fed rumen-protected fat during mid-lactation. J Dairy Sci 93 (12): 5867-5876
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2010-3342
Lahann, P.; Voigt, J.; Kühn, C.; Pfuhl, R.; Metges, C. C.; Junghans, P.; Schönhusen, U.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Energy expenditure, urea kinetics, and body weight gain within a segregating resource family population. J Dairy Sci 93: 5118-5128
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2009-2808
Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C.; Schulz, A.; Junghans, P.; Steinhoff, J.; Schneider, F.; Pfuhl, R.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Weikard, R.; Kühn, C. (2010):
Differences in milk production, glucose metabolism, and carcass composition of two Charolais x Holstein F2 families derived from reciprocal paternal and maternal grandsire crosses. J Dairy Sci 93 (7): 3007-3018
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2009-2931
Rehfeldt, C.; Block, J.; Lefaucheur, L.; Stabenow, B.; Otten, W.; Metges, C. C.; Kalbe, C. (2010):
Inadequate protein intake of pregnant gilts affects body composition and skeletal muscle properties of newborn piglets. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition, EAAP publication No. 127, 2010, 3rd EAAP ISEP, Parma, Italy, 6-10 September 2010 (ed. G. Matteo Corvetto, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, (ISSN 0071-2477): 383-384
Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Hochleistungssportler im Kuhstall - Energiedefizit moderner Milchkühe. Hundkatzepferd 3: 44-47
Schönhusen, U.; Flöter, A.; Junghans, P.; Albrecht, E.; Petzke, K.-J.; Zitnan, R.; Guilloteau, P.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2010):
Morphology, proliferation, and ribonucleic acid and fractional protein syntheses in the small intestinal mucosa of young goats fed soy protein-based diets with or without amino acid supplementation. J Dairy Sci 93 (9): 4165-4179
http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2009-2917
Kuhla, B.; Kucia, M.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, D.; Langhammer, M.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2010):
Effect of a high-protein diet on food intake and liver metabolism during pregnancy, lactation and after weaning in mice. PROTEOMICS 10 (14): 2573-2588
https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.200900789