Dr. agr. Elke Albrecht

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Muskelbiologie und Wachstum
Abteilung Zelluläre Interaktionen
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


  • Biologie des Skelettmuskels in Nutztieren
  • Fleischqualität von Nutztieren
  • Marmorierung und intramuskuläre Adipogenese
  • Interaktionen zwischen Muskel- und Fettzellen


  • 2005–heute: Wissenschaftlerin am Institut für Muskelbiologie und Wachstum, FBN
  • 1998–2005: Post Doc in der Abteilung für medizinische Biologie Brereich Pathologie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock
  • 1992–1998: Promotion am Institut für Muskelbiologie und Wachstum, FBN
  • 1988–1992: Forschungsstudium an der Abteilung für Biotechnologie, Technische Universität Dresden
  • 1988: Abschluss zum Dipl.-Ing. in Lebensmitteltechnik an der Technischen Universität Dresden


  • seit 2014: Methoden der Charakterisierung von Skellettmuskelgewebe, Agrar- und Umweltwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Rostock (M.Sc.)


Campos, C. F.; Duarte, M. S.; Guimaraes, S. E. F.; Verardo, L. L.; Wei, S.; Du, M.; Jiang, Z.; Bergen, W. G.; Hausman, G. J.; Fernyhough-Culver, M.; Albrecht, E.; Dodson, M. V. (2016):
Animal model and the current understanding of molecule dynamics of adipogenesis (review). Animal 10 (6): 927-932
Nebendahl, C.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Krüger, R.; Martens, K.; Giller, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Rimbach, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
Early postnatal feed restriction reduces liver connective tissue levels and affects H3K9 acetylation state of regulated genes associated with protein metabolism in low birth weight pigs. J Nutr Biochem 29: 41-55
Albrecht, E.; Kuzinski, J.; Komolka, K.; Gotoh, T.; Maak, S. (2015):
Localization and abundance of early markers of fat cell differentiation in the skeletal muscle of cattle during growth - Are DLK1-positive cells the origin of marbling flecks?. Meat Sci 100: 237-245
Hamada, M.; Albrecht, E.; El-Bagory, A.-R.; Edris, A.-B.; Hammon, H. M.; Nürnberg, G.; Maak, S. (2015):
Changes of muscle fibre profile and fat cell size around first parturition in cows differing in lactation performance. LIVEST SCI 175: 121-127
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
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, Ch. (2015):
Systems biology analysis merging phenotype, metabolomic and genomic data identifies Non-SMC Condensin I Complex, Subunit G (NCAPG) and cellular maintenance processes as major contributors to genetic variability in bovine feed efficiency. Plos One 10 (4):
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
Guo, J.; Liu, Z.; Sun, H.; Huang, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Zhao, R.; Yang, X. (2015):
Lipopolysaccharide challange significantly influences lipid metabolism and proteome of white adipose tissue in growing pigs. Lipids Health Dis 14: 68, 1-11
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
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
Ci, L.; Sun, H.; Huang, Y.; Guo, J; Albrecht, E.; Zhao, R.; Yang, X. (2014):
Maternal dietary fat affects the LT muscle fatty acid composition of progeny at weaning and finishing stages in pigs. Meat Sci 96 (3): 1141-1146
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
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
Börner, S.; Albrecht, E.; Schäff, C.; Hacke, S.; Kautzsch, U.; Derno, M.; Hammon, H. M.; Röntgen, M.; Sauerwein, H.; Kuhla, B. (2013):
Reduced AgRP activation in the hypothalamus of cows with high extent of fat mobilization after parturition. Gen Comp Endocr 193: 167-177
Wei, S.; Du, M.; Jiang, Z.; Duarte, M. S.; Fernyhough-Culver, M.; Albrecht, E.; Will, K.; Zan, L.; Hausman, G. J.; Elabd, E.; Bergen, W. G.; Basu, U.; Dodson, M. V. (2013):
Bovine dedifferentiated adipose tissue (DFAT) cells : DFAT isolation. Adipocyte 2 (3): 148-159
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
Dodson, M. V.; Boudina, S.; Albrecht, E.; Bucci, L.; Fernyhough-Culver, M.; Wei, S.; Bergen, W. G.; Amaral, A. J.; Moustaid-Moussa, N.; Poulos, S.; Hausman, G. J. (2013):
A long journey to effective obesity treatments: is there light at the end of the tunnel?. Exp Biol Med 238 (5): 491-501
Widmann, P.; Reverter, A.; Fortes, M.; Weikard, R.; Suhre, K.; Hammon, H. M.; Albrecht, E.; Kühn, Ch. (2013):
A systems biology approach using metabolomic data reveals genes and pathways interacting to modulate divergent growth in cattle. BMC Genomics 14: 798-815
Nebendahl, C.; Krüger, R.; Görs, S.; Albrecht, E.; Martens, K.; Hennig, S.; Storm, N.; Höppner, Wolfgang; Pfuhl, R.; Metzler-Zebeli, B. U.; Hammon, H. M.; Metges, C. C. (2013):
Effects on transcriptional regulation and lipid droplet characteristics in the liver of female juvenile pigs after early postnatal feed restriction and refeeding are dependent on birth weight. Plos One 8 (11): 1-19