PD Dr. med. vet. Harald Michael Hammon

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of working group Metabolic Health
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

Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Schäff, C. T.; Albrecht, E.; Hammon, H. M.; Kuhla, B.; Röntgen, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Mielenz, M. (2017):
Short communication: Free fatty acid receptors FFAR1 and FFAR2 during the peripartal period in liver of dairy cows grouped by their postpartum plasma beta-hydroxybutyrate concentrations. J Dairy Sci 100 (4): 3287-3292
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11021
Kesser, J.; Korst, M.; Koch, C.; Romberg, F.-J.; Rehage, J.; Müller, J.; Schmicke, M.; Eder, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Sadri, H.; Sauerwein, H. (2017):
Different milk feeding intensities during the first 4 weeks of rearing dairy calves. Part 2: Effects on the metabolic and endocrine status during calfhood and around the first lactation. J Dairy Sci 100 (4): 3109-3125
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11595
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Röntgen, M.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2017):
Variable liver fat concentration as a proxy of body fat mobilization postpartum has minor effects on the insulin induced changes of hepatic gene expression related to energy metabolism in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 100 (2): 1507-1520
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11808
Hammon, H. M.; Schäff, C. T.; 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 2016 (EAAP publication , 137) (Jacek Skomiał, Hélène Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publ., Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3): 41-52
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): 97-107
Schäff, C. T.; Gruse, J.; Derno, M.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Diet-dependent energy metabolism of neonatal calves determined by indirect calorimetric measurements. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP publication , 137) (Jacek Skomiał, Hélène Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Publisher, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3) (1): 139-140
Weber, F. M.; Tröscher, A.; Kienberger, H.; Rychlik, M.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Performance and fatty acid status in dairy cows fed a diet with reduced essential fatty acid content. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP publication , 137) (Jacek Skomiał, Hélène Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3) (1): 245-246
Schäff, C. T.; Gruse, J.; Maciej, J.; Mielenz, M.; Wirthgen, E.; Hoeflich, A.; Schmicke, M.; Pfuhl, R.; Jawor, P.; Stefaniak, T.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Effects of feeding milk replacer ad libitum or in restricted amounts for the first five weeks of life on the growth, metabolic adaptation, and immune status of newborn calves. Plos One 11 (12): e0168974, 1-24
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168974
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Görs, S.; Röntgen, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Insulin-dependent glucose metabolism in dairy cows with variable fat mobilization around calving. J Dairy Sci 99 (8): 6665-6679
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11022
Nebendahl, C.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Krüger, R.; Martens, K.; Giller, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Rimbach, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Early postnatal feed restriction reduces liver connective tissue levels and affects H3K9 acetylation state of regulated genes associated with protein metabolism in low birth weight pigs. J Nutr Biochem 29: 41-55
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2015.10.017
Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Endogenous and dietary lipids influencing feed intake and energy metabolism of periparturient dairy cows. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 56 (Suppl.): S2-S10
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2015.12.002
Bielak, A.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Susenbeth, A.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Body fat mobilization in early lactation influences methane production of dairy cows. Sci Rep-UK 6: 28135, 1-13
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep28135
Gruse, J.; Kanitz, E.; Weitzel, J. M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Stefaniak, T.; Jawor, P.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Quercetin feeding in newborn dairy calves cannot compensate colostrum deprivation: study on metabolic, antioxidative and inflammatory traits. Plos One 11 (1): e0146932, 1-20
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146932
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C. T.; Kanitz, E.; Tuchscherer, A.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Wolffram, S.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Short communication: Effects of oral flavonoid supplementation on the metabolic and antioxidative status of newborn dairy calves. J Dairy Sci 99 (1): 805-811
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9906
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9726
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
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128154
Maciej, J.; Schäff, C. T.; 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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9361
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
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, C. (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): e0124574, 1-22
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124574