Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Steffen Maak

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
Director
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Biology of skeletal muscle tissue in farm animals
  • Meat quality in farm animals
  • Adipokines and myokines as mediators of quantity and quality of skeletal muscle tissue

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2007-present: Director of the Institute for Muscle Biology and Growth, Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2001: Habilitation (Dr. agr. habil.)
  • 1991-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher, Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1988-1991: Doctoral studies, Graduation (Dr. agr.), University Leipzig
  • 1988: Graduation (Dipl.-Ing. agr.) in Animal Science, University Leipzig

Teaching

  • Since 2012: Product Quality, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University Rostock (B.Sc.)
  • Since 2011: Product Quality, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University Rostock (M.Sc.)
  • Since 2010: Molecular Biology in Animal Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences III, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (M.Sc.)
  • Since 1996: Poultry Breeding, Veterinary Faculty, University Leipzig (Veterinarian)
  • 1991-2007: Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Product Quality, Animal Physiology, Agricultural Faculty, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, University Anhalt (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

Publications

Albrecht, E.; Norheim, F.; Thiede, B.; Holen, T.; Ohashi, T.; Schering, L.; Lee, S.; Brenmoehl, J.; Thomas, S.; Drevon, C. A.; Erickson, H. P.; Maak, S. (2015):
Irisin - a myth rather than an exercise-inducible myokine. Sci Rep-UK 5: 1-10
Will, K.; Schering, L.; Albrecht, E.; Kalbe, C.; Maak, S. (2015):
Differentiation of bovine satellite cell-derived myoblasts under different culture conditions. IN VITRO CELL DEV-AN 51 (9): 885-889
Schering, L.; Albrecht, E.; Liu, S.; Kühn, Ch.; Wimmers, K.; Maak, S. (2015):
Molekulare Ursachen einer differenten Expression von THRSP im bovinen Skelettmuskel. In: 16th Day of the Doctoral Student : abstracts, 13 May 2014 Dummerstorf (Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie , 24) (Christa Kühn, Gunther Viereck, H
Schering, L.; Hoene, M.; Kanzleiter, T.; Jähnert, M.; Wimmers, K.; Klaus, S.; Eckel, J.; Weigert, C.; Schürmann, A.; Maak, S.; Jonas, W.; Sell, H. (2015):
Identification of novel putative adipomyokines by a cross-species annotation of secretomes and expression profiles. Arch Physiol Biochem 121 (5): 194-205
Komolka, K.; Albrecht, E.; Wimmers, K.; Michal, J. J.; Maak, S. (2014):
Molecular heterogeneities of adipose depots - potential effects on adipose-muscle cross- talk in humans, mice and farm animals. J Genomics 2: 31-44
Shirouchi, B.; Albrecht, E.; Nürnberg, G.; Maak, S.; Samadmanivong, O.; Nakamura, Y.; Sato, M.; Gotoh, T.; Nürnberg, K. (2014):
Fatty acid profiles and adipogenic gene expression of various fat depots in Japanese Black and Holstein steers. Meat Sci 96 (1): 157-164
Komolka, K.; Albrecht, E.; Schering, L.; Brenmoehl, J.; Hoeflich, A.; Maak, S. (2014):
Locus characterization and gene expression of bovine FNDC5: is the myokine irisin relevant in cattle?. Plos One 9 (1): 1-11
Loan, H. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2014):
UBXN1 polymorphism and its expression in porcine M. longissimus dorsi are associated with water holding capacity. Mol Biol Rep 41 (3): 1411-1418
Brenmoehl, J.; Albrecht, E.; Komolka, K.; Schering, L.; Langhammer, M.; Hoeflich, A.; Maak, S. (2014):
Irisin is elevated in skeletal muscle and serum of mice immediately after acute exercise. Int J Biol Sci 10 (3): 338-349
Melesse, A.; Maak, S.; Pingel, H.; Lengerken, G. von (2013):
Assessing the thermo-tolerance potentials of five commercial layer chicken genotypes under long-term heat stress environment as measured by their performance traits. J Anim Prod Adv 3 (8): 254-264
Albrecht, E.; Lembcke, C.; Wegner, J.; Maak, S. (2013):
Prenatal muscle fiber development and bundle structure in beef and dairy cattle. J Anim Sci 91 (8): 3666-3673
Huynh, L. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
UBE3B and ZRANB1 polymorphisms and transcript abundance are associated with water holding capacity of porcine M. longissimus dorsi. Meat Sci 95 (2): 166-172
Loan, H. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
Novel SNPs of the porcine TRIP12 are associated with water holding capacity of meat. Czech J Anim Sci 58 (11): 525-533
Huynh, L. T. P.; Muràni, E.; Maak, S.; Ponsuksili, S.; Wimmers, K. (2013):
UBE3B and TRIP12 polymorphisms and transcript abundance are associated with water holding capacity of porcine m. longissimus dorsi . Schriftenreihe / Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiol 21: 27-30
Albrecht, E.; Komolka, K.; Kuzinski, J.; Maak, S. (2012):
Agouti revisited: transcript quantification of the ASIP gene in bovine tissues related to protein expression and localization. Plos One 7 (4): 1-11
Hamada, M.; Albrecht, E.; El-Bagory, A.-R.; Edris, A.-B.; Hammon, H. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Maak, S. (2012):
Meat quality traits and muscle composition of cows differing in lactation performance. Arch Tierzucht 55 (1): 36-47
Yang, X.; Liu, R.; Albrecht, E.; Dong, X.; Maak, S.; Zhao, R. (2012):
Breed-specific patterns of hepatic gluconeogenesis and glucocorticoid action in pigs. Arch Tierzucht 55 (2): 152-162
Melesse, A.; Maak, S.; Von Lengerken, G. (2012):
Productive and physiological adaptive responses of Ethiopian naked-neck chickens and their F1-crosses with commercial chicken breeds to high environmental temperature. SINET: Ethiop J Sci 35 (2): 107-116
Liang, J.; Zhang, X.; Zhao, R.; Maak, S.; Yang, X. (2011):
Effect of maternal protein restriction on lipid metabolism in Meishan piglets at weaning. LIVEST SCI 136 (2-3): 157-163
Albrecht, E.; Liu, Y.; Yang, X.; Zhao, R.; Jonas, L.; Maak, S. (2011):
Colocalization of myostatin and decorin in bovine skeletal muscle. Arch Tierzucht 54 (2): 147-156