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

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
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
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