PD Dr. med. vet. Harald Michael Hammon

+49 38208 68-693
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
Endocrine Metabolic Regulation Unit
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Metabolic and endocrine regulation of growth, development and energy metabolism in cattle
  • Dairy nutrition (calf, cow)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 04/2004-present:
    Senior Scientist and deputy head at the Institute of Nutritional Physiology (“Oskar-Kellner)”, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Dummerstorf, Germany; Head of the Endocrine Metabolic Regulation Unit
  • 04/1998-03/2004: Scientist at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 12/2003: Habilitation in Animal Physiology at the University of Bern, Venia docendi for Animal Physiology
  • 09/2001-05/2002: Residence at the Department of Animal Science, Purdue University, IN, US
  • 01/1994-03/1998: Post Doc at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 02/1993-12/1993: Veterinary practice (large animals), Feuchtwangen, Germany
  • 04/1991-12/1992: Doctoral Thesis at the Division of Nutrition Pathology, Institute of Animal Breeding, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 09.01.1991: Approbation as veterinary doctor
  • 1985-1990: Study of veterinary medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

Teaching

Physiology and anatomy in farm animals and metabolic performance at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AUF), University of Rostock

Publications

Hammon, H. M. (2016):
The development of the gastrointestinal tract of calves in first weeks of life : the impact for practice [poln.]. In: Czynniki wplywajace na wzrost i rozwoj cielat (Noworodek a srodowisko , czesc 11) (Stefaniak T., Hrsg.) Wroclaw (978-83-927907-6-1): 97-
Hammon, H. M.; Schäff, C.; Gruse, J.; Weber, F. M. (2016):
Hepatic metabolism of glucose in the adaptation to the transition period in the dairy cow. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2
Schäff, C.; Rohrbeck, D.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Kanitz, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Hepatic glucocorticoid and α1- and β2-adrenergic receptors in calves change during neonatal maturation and are related to energy regulation. J Dairy Sci 98 (2): 1046-1056
Weber, F. M.; Losand, B.; Tuchscherer, A; Rehbock, F.; Blum, E.; Yang, W.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Sanftleben, P.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Effects of dry period length on milk production, body condition, metabolites, and hepatic glucose metabolism in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (3): 1772-1785
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
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
Hamada, M.; Albrecht, E.; El-Bagory, A.-R.; Edris, A.-B.; Hammon, H. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Maak, S. (2015):
Changes of muscle fibre profile and fat cell size around first parturition in cows differing in lactation performance. LIVEST SCI 175: 121-127
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, Ch. (2015):
Systems biology analysis merging phenotype, metabolomic and genomic data identifies Non-SMC Condensin I Complex, Subunit G (NCAPG) and cellular maintenance processes as major contributors to genetic variability in bovine feed efficiency. Plos One 10 (4):
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
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Bioavailability of the flavonol quercetin in neonatal calves after oral administration of quercetin aglycone or rutin. J Dairy Sci 98 (6): 3906-3917
Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Schönhusen, U.; Zitnan, R.; Hudakova, M.; Pfannkuche, H.; Hammon, H. M. (2015):
Ontogenic changes of villus growth, lactase activity, and intestinal glucose transporters in preterm and term born calves with or without prolonged colostrum feeding. Plos One 10 (5): e0128154, 1-15
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
Kesser, J.; Hill, M.; Heinz, J. F. L.; Koch, C.; Rehage, J.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Hammon, H. M.; Mielenz, B.; Sauerwein, H.; Sadri, H. (2015):
The rapid increase of circulating adiponectin in neonatal calves depends on colostrum intake. J Dairy Sci 98 (10): 7044-7051
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
Pfannkuche, H.; Taifour, F.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Hammon, H. M.; Gäbel, G. (2014):
Post-natal changes of MCT1 expression in the forestomach of calves. J Anim Physiol An N 98 (1): 140-148
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
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
Schäff, C.; Rohrbeck, D.; Steinhoff-Wagner, J.; Kanitz, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R.; Hammon, H. M. (2014):
Effects of colostrum versus formula feeding on hepatic glucocorticoid and α1- and β2-adrenergic receptors in neonatal calves and their effect on glucose and lipid metabolism. J Dairy Sci 97 (10): 6344-6357
Hammon, H. M.; Schäff, C. (2014):
Milch macht müde Kälber munter. Forschungsreport (Spezial 3): 14-15
van Knegsel, A. T. M.; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R.; 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