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

Maak, S.; Jasert, S.; von Lengerken, G. (1999):
Identification of candidate genes for congenital splay leg in piglets - first results. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 42: 167-169
Maak, S.; Hardge, T.; Wimmers, K.; von Lengerken, G.; Leuthold, G. (1999):
No association between mutations in the porcine HSP 70.2 gene promoter and performance traits in an experimental F-2 population. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 42: 141-143
Fiedler, I.; Ender, K.; Wicke, M.; Maak, S.; von Lengerken, G.; Meyer, W. (1999):
Structural and functional characteristics of muscle fibres in pigs with different malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) and different meat quality. Meat Science 53: 9-15
Wicke, M.; Maak, S.; von Lengerken, G. (1998):
Structural and functional traits of the skeletal muscle for the improvement of pork quality. Proc. Conf. Influence of genetic and non-genetic traits on carcass and meat quality of pigs. Polish J. Food Nutr. Sci. 48: 21-31
von Lengerken, G.; Wicke, M.; Maak, S. (1997):
Stress susceptibility and meat quality - Situation and prospects in animal breeding and research. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 40: 163-171
Vonlengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Wicke, M.; Fiedler, I.; Ender, K. (1994):
Suitability of Structural and Functional Traits of Skeletal-Muscle for the Genetic-Improvement of Meat Quality in Pigs. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 37: 133-143
Wicke, M.; von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Fiedler, I. (1993):
Prediction of Pse-Meat by Biochemical and Morphological Traits of Skeletal-Muscle in Living Pigs. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 36: 631-638
Fink, H. S.; Maak, S.; von Lengerken, G.; Till, U. (1992):
Abnormalities in the Regulation of Blood-Platelet Free Cytosolic Calcium in Malignant Hyperthermia .2. Pig Platelets. Cell Calcium 13: 157-162
von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Wicke, M. (1992):
Diagnosis of Stress Susceptibility and Deficiency in Nature of Meat in Living Pigs. Monatshefte Fur Veterinarmedizin 47: 479-486
Krause, S.; Pohl, A.; Pohl, C.; Fink, S.; Ruhling, K.; Katzel, R.; von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Losche, W.; Till, U. (1992):
Exvivo Investigation of Blood Monocyte and Platelet Behavior in Pigs Maintained on an Atherogenic Diet. Exp. Toxicol. Pathol. 44: 144-146
Krause, S.; Pohl, A.; Pohl, C.; Fink, S.; Ruhling, K.; Katzel, R.; von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Losche, W.; Till, U. (1992):
Exvivo Investigation of Blood Monocyte and Platelet Behavior in Pigs Maintained on an Atherogenic Diet. Exp. Toxicol. Pathol. 44: 144-146
Maak, S.; Fink, H. S.; von Lengerken, G.; Hofmann, J. G. (1992):
Halothane Susceptibility and Calcium Homeostasis of Porcine Blood-Platelets. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics-Zeitschrift Fur Tierzuchtung Und Zuchtungsbiologie 109: 216-220
von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Wicke, M. (1992):
Möglichkeiten zur Erkennung von Stressempfindlichkeit und Fleischbeschaffenheitsmängeln am lebenden Schwein. Mh Vet Med 47: 479-486
von Lengerken, G.; Wicke, M.; Maak, S.; Paulke, T. (1991):
Relationship between Muscle Metabolism in the Musculus Longissimus and Halothane Susceptibility. Archiv Fur Tierzucht-Archives of Animal Breeding 34: 553-560