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

Blum, J.W.; Zbinden, Y.; Hammon, H. M.; Chillard, Y. (2005):
Plasma leptin status in young calves: Effects of pre-term birth, age, glucocorticoid status, suckling, and feeding with an automatic feeder or by bucket. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 28 (2): 119-133
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2004.06.011
Ontsouka, C. E.; Korczak, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Real-time PCR quantification of bovine lactase mRNA: localization in the gastrointestinal tract of milk-fed calves. J Dairy Sci 87 (12): 4230-4237
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73568-7
Sauter, S.; Roffler, B.; Philipona, C.; Morel, C.; Rome, V.; Guilloteau, P.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2004):
Intestinal development in neonatal calves: effects of glucocorticoids and dependence of colostrum feeding. Biol Neonate 85 (2): 94-104
https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000074965
Ontsouka, C. E.; Philipona, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Abundance of mRNA encoding for components of the somatotropic axis and insulin receptor in different layers of the jejunum and ileum of neonatal calves. J Anim Sci 82 (11): 3181-3188
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/2004.82113181x
Ontsouka, C. E.; Sauter, S.; Blum, J.W.; Hammon, H. M. (2004):
Effects of colostrum feeding and dexamethasone treatment on mRNA levels of insulin-like growth factors (IGF)-I and -II, IGF binding proteins-2 and -3, and on receptors for growth hormone, IGF-I, IGF-II, and insulin in the gastrointestinal tract of neonatal calves. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 26 (2): 155-175
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2003.11.001
Ontsouka, C. E.; Hammon, H. M.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Expression of insulin-like growth factors (IGF)-1 and -2, IGF-binding proteins-2 and -3, and receptors for growth hormone, IGF type-1 and -2 and insulin in the gastrointestinal tract of neonatal calves. Growth Factors 22 (1): 63-69
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08977190410001688696
Eicher, S.D; McMunn, K. A.; Hammon, H. M.; Donkin, S. S. (2004):
Toll-like receptors 2 and 4, and acute phase cytokine gene expression in dexamethasone and growth hormone treated dairy calves. VET IMMUNOL IMMUNOP 98 (3-4): 115-125
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetimm.2003.10.009
Bittrich, S.; Philipona, C.; Hammon, H. M.; Rome, V.; Guilloteau, P.; Blum, J.W. (2004):
Preterm as compared with full-term neonatal calves are characterized by morphological and functional immaturity of the small intestine. J Dairy Sci 87 (6): 1786-1795
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73334-2
Shen, Z.; Seyfert, H.-M.; Löhrke, B.; Schneider, F.; Zitnan, R.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M.; Martens, H.; Hagemeister, H.; Voigt, J. (2004):
An energy-rich diet causes rumen papillae proliferation associated with more IGF type 1 receptors and increased plasma IGF-1 concentrations in young goats. J Nutr 134 (1): 11-17