Prof. Dr. agr. habil. Steffen Maak

Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Head of Competence area Nutrition and Metabolism
Head of working group Muscle-Fat Crosstalk
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

von Lengerken, G.; Maak, S.; Wicke, M. (2002):
Muscle metabolism and meat quality in pigs and poultry. Vet. Zootech. Lith. 20: 82-86
Schwerin, M.; Maak, S.; Hagendorf, A.; von Lengerken, G.; Seyfert, H. M. (2002):
A 3 '-UTR variant of the inducible porcine hsp70.2 gene affects mRNA stability. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Gene Structure and Expression 1578: 90-94
Maak, S.; Jaesert, S.; Neumann, K.; von Lengerken, G. (2002):
Rapid communication: Nucleotide sequence and physical mapping of the porcine cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 3 (CDKN3) gene. J. Anim. Sci. 80: 1698-1699
Wicke, M.; Hahn, G.; Maak, S.; von Lengerken, G. (2001):
Sustainability in meat production. Fleischwirtschaft 81: 125-128
Schwerin, M.; Maak, S.; Kalbe, C.; Fuerbass, R. (2001):
Functional promoter variants of highly conserved inducible hsp70 genes significantly affect stress response. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Gene Structure and Expression 1522: 108-111
Neumann, K.; Maak, S.; Stuermer, I. W.; von Lengerken, G.; Gattermann, R. (2001):
Low microsatellite variation in laboratory gerbils. J. Hered. 92: 71-74
Maak, S.; Jaesert, S.; Neumann, K.; Yerle, M.; von Lengerken, G. (2001):
Rapid communication: Chromosomal localization and partial cDNA sequence of the porcine ATP synthase, H+ transporting, mitochondrial F0 complex, subunit e (ATP5I) gene. J. Anim. Sci. 79: 1352-1353
Maak, S.; Jaesert, S.; Neumann, K.; Yerle, M.; von Lengerken, G. (2001):
Isolation of expressed sequence tags of skeletal muscle of neonatal healthy and splay leg piglets and mapping by somatic cell hybrid analysis. Anim. Genet. 32: 303-307
Maak, S.; Neumann, K.; von Lengerken, G.; Gattermann, R. (2000):
First seven microsatellites developed for the Peking duck (Anas platyrhynchos). Anim. Genet. 31: 233-233
Knust, U.; Maak, S.; Wicke, M.; von Lengerken, G.; Pingel, H. (2000):
Investigations on structure of musculus pectoralis and musculus iliotibialis lateralis of peking and muscovy ducks. Archiv Fur Geflugelkunde 64: 9-13
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
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
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