Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Dannenberger

+49 38208 68-852
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
Lipid metabolism and muscular adaptation Workgroup
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf

Research interests

  • Regulation of lipid metabolism in farm and model animals and (beef, pork, lamb, mice), lipodomics, metabolomics, meat quality
  • Effects of dietary (exogenous PUFAs) and genetic factors on lipid metabolism in farm animals
  • Mechanisms of de novo synthesis of fatty acids in phospholipids and triglycerides
  • Analytics (GC, GC-MS/MS, MALDI TOF MS, Ag+-HPLC, TLC, biochemical assays, micronutrients)

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018-present: Group leader Lipid metabolism and muscular adaptation Workgroup
  • 2001-present: Scientist, Leibniz-Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) Dummerstorf, Unit Function of bioactive lipids
  • 1992-1997: Postdoctoral Researcher, Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemuende, Rostock
  • 1985-1989: Doctoral studies, Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.), University Rostock
  • 1985: Graduation (Dipl.-Chem.), Inorganic chemistry, University Rostock


  • Since 2012: Fat quality, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock (M.Sc.)
  • Since 2012: Fat Quality, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock (B.Sc.)


Dannenberger, D.; Lerz, A. (1999):
Occurence and transport of organic micro-contaminants in sediments of the Odra river estuarine system. Acta Hydroch Hydrob 27: 303-307
Dannenberger, D.; Lerz, A. (1998):
Chlorierte Kohlenwasserstoffe in Sedimenten der Boddengewässer Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns. Bodden 6: 91-107
Dannenberger, D.; Lerz, A. (1998):
Chlorinated hydrocarbons in river sediments of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania - patterns, levels, and regional distribution. Acta hydrochim. hydrobiol. 26: 263-271
Dannenberger, D. (1998):
PCB und Organochlorpestizide im Wasser der Ostsee - "Contamination" oder "Pollution"? : the distribution of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in the Baltic Sea. Wasser Boden 50: 31-36"
Dannenberger, D.; Anderson, R.; Rappe, C. (1997):
Levels and patterns of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and biphenyls in surface sediments from the Western Baltic Sea (Arkona Basin) and the Oder River estuarine system. Mar Pollut Bull 34: 1016-1024
Dannenberger, D.; Witt, G.; Lerz, A.; Trost, E. (1997):
Organische Schadstoffbelastung in Sedimenten des westlichen Oderästuars und dessen  vorpommerschen Zuflüssen. Wasser Boden 49: 22-28
Dannenberger, D. (1996):
Chlorinated microcontaminants in surface sediments of the Baltic Sea - investigations in the Belt Sea, the Arkona Sea and the Pomeranian Bight. Mar Pollut Bull 32: 772-781
Dannenberger, D. (1996):
Ostseewasser - Analytik im Subspurenbereich: T. 2. Chem. Labor Biotech. 47: 16-19
Dannenberger, D.; Lerz, A. (1996):
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and organochlorine pesticides in sediments of the Baltic and coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Dtsch. hydrogr. Z. 48: 5-26
Dannenberger, D.; Lerz, A. (1995):
The distribution of selected chlorinated microcontaminants in Baltic waters, 1992 to 1994. Dtsch. hydrogr. Z. 47: 301-311
Dannenberger, D. (1995):
Ostseewasser - Analytik im Subspurenbereich, T. 1. Chem. Labor Biotech. 46: 586-592
Dannenberger, D. (1995):
Selected chlorinated microcontaminants in Baltic waters, 1992-1994. ICES Council Meeting, Aalborg, 1995 E:9, 12 S.
Kibbel, H. U.; Dannenberger, D.; Kalies, W. (1989):
Coordination-Compounds of 6-Thioxo-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydro-1,2,4-Triazine-5-Thiolates. Z Chem 29: 336-336