PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Björn Kuhla

Forschungsinstitut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Leiter der Arbeitgruppe Biochemie der Ernährung
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Forschungsinteressen

  • Neuronale und Metabolische Kontrolle der Futteraufnahme
  • Zusammenhänge zwischen Futterverwertung, Futterration und Methanausstoß
  • Metabolische Anpassung an heißes Klima

Lebenslauf

  • 2013-heute: Abteilungsleiter "Stoffwechseleffizienz" am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) im Institut für Ernährungsphysiologie "Oskar Kellner"
  • 2009-2012: Nachwuchsgruppenleiter „Futteraufnahmeregulation“ am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) Dummerstorf
  • 2006-heute: Wissenschaftler am Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN) im Institut für Ernährungsphysiologie "Oskar Kellner"
  • Habilitation und venia legendi in Biochemie
  • Post Doc at the Agrarforschungszentrum der Bayer AG Monheim, der Universität Leipzig und der Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Diplom and Promotion in Chemie
  • Abitur und Ausbildung in Fach Tierproduktion

Lehre

  • Anatomisch-physiologische Grundlagen der Tierernährung
  • Stoffwechsel- und Leistungsphysiologie
  • Praktikum: “Isolierung von RNA aus Pflanzenteilen"

Publikationen

Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Schäff, C. T.; 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
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11021
Rischewski, J.; Bielak, A.; Nürnberg, G.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B. (2017):
Rapid communication: Ranking dairy cows for methane emissions measured using respiration chamber or GreenFeed techniques during early, peak, and late lactation. J Anim Sci 95 (7): 3154-3159
https://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1530
Weitzel, J. M.; Viergutz, T.; Albrecht, D.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Schmicke, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Koch, F.; Kuhla, B. (2017):
Hepatic thyroid signaling of heat-stressed late pregnant and early lactating cows. J Endocrinol 234 (2): 129-141
https://dx.doi.org/10.1530/JOE-17-0066
Kuhla, B. (2017):
Metabolic adaptation to ambient heat and feeding strategies mitigating heat stress in dairy cows. In: Klimawandel und Nutztiere: eine wechselseitige Beeinflussung (ETH-Schriftenreihe zur Tierernährung , 40) ETH, Zürich (978-3-906-466-40-X): 58-60
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Röntgen, M.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2017):
Variable liver fat concentration as a proxy of body fat mobilization postpartum has minor effects on the insulin induced changes of hepatic gene expression related to energy metabolism in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 100 (2): 1507-1520
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11808
Engelke, S. W.; Das, G.; Derno, M.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Delineation of relationships between feed composition, methane emission and milk fatty acids in cows – prerequisite for the development of an indirect methane indicator. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP publication , 137) (Jacek Skomiał, Hélène Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3): 259-260
Weber, F. M.; Schäff, C. T.; Kautzsch, U.; Börner, S.; Erdmann, S.; Görs, S.; Röntgen, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Insulin-dependent glucose metabolism in dairy cows with variable fat mobilization around calving. J Dairy Sci 99 (8): 6665-6679
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11022
Vanselow, J.; Vernunft, A.; Koczan, D.; Spitschak, M.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Exposure of lactating dairy cows to acute pre-ovulatory heat stress affects granulosa cell-specific gene expression profiles in dominant follicles. Plos One 11 (8): e0160600, 1-19
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160600
de Haas, Y.; Garnsworthy, P. C.; Kuhla, B.; Negussie, E.; Pszczola, M.; Wall, E.; Lassen, J. (2016):
Genetic control of greenhouse gas emissions. Advances in Animal Biosciences 7 (2): 196-199
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s2040470016000121
Görs, S.; Kuhla, B.; Krattenmacher, N.; Thaller, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Analytical refinements of the methane indicator archaeol in bovine feces, rumen fluid and feedstuffs. J Dairy Sci 99 (11): 9313-9318
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11447
Koch, F.; Lamp, O.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Heat stress involves activation of pAMPK and FOXO3 regulating glycolysis and proteolysis in the skeletal muscle of dairy cows. In: Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP Publication , 137) (Jacek Skomial, Helene Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3): 99-100
Lamp, O.; Derno, M.; Nürnberg, G.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Intravenous lipid infusion affects methane production apart from reducing dry matter intake in late lactation German Holstein cows. In: Energy and Protein metabolism and nutrition : 5th EAAP International Symposium, Krakow, Poland, 12-15 September 2016 (EAAP Publication , 137) (Jacek Skomial, Helene Lapierre, Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen (978-90-8686-286-3): 255-256
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s175173111500227x
Koch, F.; Lamp, O.; Eslamizad, M.; Weitzel, J. M.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Metabolic response to heat stress in late-pregnant and early lactation dairy cows: implications to liver-muscle crosstalk. Plos One 11 (8): e0160912, 1-19
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160912
Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Hammon, H. M. (2016):
Endogenous and dietary lipids influencing feed intake and energy metabolism of periparturient dairy cows. DOMEST ANIM ENDOCRIN 56 (Suppl.): S2-S10
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2015.12.002
Bielak, A.; Derno, M.; Tuchscherer, A.; Hammon, H. M.; Susenbeth, A.; Kuhla, B. (2016):
Body fat mobilization in early lactation influences methane production of dairy cows. Sci Rep-UK 6: 28135, 1-13
https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep28135
Aguinaga Casañas, M.; Rangkasenee, N; Krattenmacher, N.; Thaller, G.; Metges, C. C.; Kuhla, B. (2015):
Methyl-coenzyme M reductase A as an indicator to estimate methane production from dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (6): 4074-4083
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2015-9310
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
https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0125264
Bjerre-Harpøth, V.; Storm, A. C.; Eslamizad, M.; Kuhla, B.; Larsen, M. (2015):
Effect of propylene glycol on adipose tissue mobilization in postpartum over-conditioned Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 98 (12): 8581-8596
https://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2014-8606
Kuhla, B.; Derno, M.; Metges, C. C. (2015):
Chapter 6: Indirect calorimetry for elucidating dynamics in energy metabolism of farm animals. In: Indirect calorimetry: techniques, computations and applications (W.J.J. Gerrits and E. Labussiere , Hrsg.) Wageningen Academic Publisher, Wageningen (978-90-8686-261-0): 115-133