PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Manfred Mielenz

+49 38208 68-652
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Nutritional Physiology "Oskar Kellner"
Nutrient sensing group
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Nutrient sensing, energy efficiency, metabolism, adipokines, fatty acids, metabolic signalling pathways, bioactive food ingredients

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013-present: Senior Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Institute of Nutritional Physiology 'Oskar Kellner'
  • 2013-present: Private Lecturer at the University of Bonn
  • 2013: Habilitation (Physiology) at the University of Bonn
  • 2002-2012: Senior Scientist at the University of Bonn, Institute of Animal Science, Physiology and Hygiene Unit
  • Doctorate at the University of Hannover; Thesis at the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, Federal Research Institute of Animal Health, Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Department of Functional Genomics and Bioregulation, formerly Federal Agricultural Research Center (FAL) in Mariensee
  • Studies in Biology at the University of Hannover; Diploma thesis at the Federal Agricultural Research Center (FAL) in Mariensee


  • Physiology and anatomy


Gnott, M.; Vogel, L.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Dannenberger, D.; Tuchscherer, A; Tröscher, A.; Trevisi, E.; Stefaniak, T.; Jawor, P.; Starke, A.; Mielenz, M.; Bachmann, L.; Hammon, H. M. (2020):
Changes in fatty acids in plasma and association with the inflammatory response in dairy cows abomasally infused with essential fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid during late and early lactation. J Dairy Sci 103 (12): 11889-11910
Revskij, D; Haubold, S.S; Viergutz, T.; Kröger-Koch, C.; Tuchscherer, A; Kirchberger, H.S.; Rychlik, M.; Tröscher, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Schuberth, H.-J.; Mielenz, M. (2019):
Dietary fatty acids affect red blood cell membrane composition and red blood cell ATP release in dairy cows. Int J Mol Sci 20: 2769, 1-19
Sadri, H.; Saremi, B.; Dänicke, S.; Rehage, J.; Mielenz, M.; Sauerwein, H. (2018):
Lactation-related changes in tissue expression of PEDF in dairy cows. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 64: 93-101
Mielenz, M.; Pfaffl, M.W.; Schlumbohm, C.; Harmeyer, J.; Parvizi, N. (2018):
Growth hormone secretion patterns in German Landrace (DL) fetuses and piglets compared to DL piglets with inherited 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 deficiency. Nutrients 10: 617, 1-7
Mansouryar, M.; Mirzaei-Alamouti, H.; Dehghan-banadaky, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M.; Nielsen, M. O. (2018):
Short communication: relationship between body condition score and plasma adipokines in early-lactating Holstein dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 101 (9): 8552-8558
Mielenz, M. (2017):
Invited review: nutrient-sensing receptors for free fatty acids and hydroxycarboxylic acids in farm animals. Animal 11 (6): 1008-1016
Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Schäff, C.; 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
Pfundt, B.; Mielenz, B.; Sanver, F.; Pfeffer, E.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M. (2016):
Effects of largely different feeding intensities on serum insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations, quantified by enzyme immunoassay, leptin and growth hormone receptor 1 mRNA in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquacult Nutr 22 (3): 586-596
Weber, M.; Locher, L.; Huber, K.; Kenéz, Á.; Rehage, J.; Tienken, R.; Meyer, U.; Dänicke, S.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M. (2016):
Longitudinal changes in adipose tissue of dairy cows from late pregnancy to lactation, Part 1: The adipokines apelin and resistin and their relationship to receptors linked with lipolysis. J Dairy Sci 99 (2): 1549-1559
Weber, M.; Locher, L.; Rehage, J.; Tienken, R.; Meyer, U.; Dänicke, S.; Webb, L.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M. (2016):
Longitudinal changes in adipose tissue of dairy cows from late pregnancy to lactation, Part 2: The SIRT-PPARGC1A axis and its relationship with the adiponectin system. J Dairy Sci 99 (2): 1560-1570
Friedrichs, P.; Sauerwein, H.; Huber, K.; Locher, L. F.; Rehage, J.; Meyer, U.; Dänicke, S.; Kuhla, B.; Mielenz, M. (2016):
Expression of metabolic sensing receptors in adipose tissues of periparturient dairy cows with differing extent of negative energy balance. Animal 10 (4): 623-632
Stoldt, A.-K.; Mielenz, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Sauerwein, H.; Esatbeyoglu, T.; Wagner, A. E.; Rimbach, G.; Starke, A.; Wolffram, S.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Effects of a six-week intraduodenal supplementation with quercetin on liver lipid metabolism and oxidative stress in peripartal dairy cows. J Anim Sci 94 (5): 1913-1923
van den Borne, J.J.G.C.; Labussière, E.; Mielenz, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Gerrits, W. J. J. (2016):
Exchanging fat for lactose in milk replacer stimulates de novo lipogenesis in calves. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP Publication , 137) (Jacek Skomial, Hélène
Schäff, C.; 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
Kuhla, B.; Mielenz, M.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Die Kuh produziert kein Methan. Leibniz Nordost 20: 6-7
Lamp, O.; Derno, M.; Otten, W.; Mielenz, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Kuhla, B. (2015):
Metabolic heat stress adaption in transition cows: differences in macronutrient oxidation between late-gestating and early-lactating German Holstein dairy cows. Plos One 10 (5): e0125264, 1-24
Rahman, M.M.; Lecchi, C.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M.; Häussler, S.; Restelli, L.; Giudice, C.; Ceciliani, F. (2015):
Expression of α1-acid glycoprotein and lipopolysaccharide binding protein in visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue of dairy cattle. Vet J 203 (2): 223-227
Tienken, R.; Kersten, S.; Frahm, J.; Meyer, U.; Locher, L.; Rehage, J.; Huber, K.; Kenéz, Á.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M.; Dänicke, S. (2015):
Effects of an energy-dense diet and nicotinic acid supplementation on production and metabolic variables of primiparous or multiparous cows in periparturient period. Arch Anim Nutr 69 (5): 319-339
Saremi, B.; Winand, S.; Friedrichs, P.; Kinoshita, A.; Rehage, J.; Dänicke, S.; Häussler, S.; Breves, G.; Mielenz, M.; Sauerwein, H. (2014):
Longitudinal profiling of the tissue-specific expression of genes related with insulin sensitivity in dairy cows during lactation focusing on different fat depots. Plos One 9 (1): 1-15
Kopp, C.; Singh, S. P.; Regenhard, P.; Müller, U.; Sauerwein, H.; Mielenz, M. (2014):
Trans-cinnamic acid increases adiponectin and the phosphorylation of AMP-activated protein kinase through G-protein-coupled receptor signaling in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Int J Mol Sci 15 (2): 2906-2915