Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Dannenberger

+49 38208 68-852
Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Institute of Muscle Biology and Growth
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, Research 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.)


Gallardo, M. A.; Cárcamo, J. G.; Hiller, B.; Nürnberg, G.; Nürnberg, K.; Dannenberger, D. (2015):
Expression of lipid metabolism related genes in subcutaneous adipose tissue from Chilota lambs grazing on two different pasture types. Eur J Lipid Sci Tech 117 (1): 23-30
Popkova, Y.; Meusel, A.; Breitfeld, J.; Schleinitz, D.; Hirrlinger, J.; Dannenberger, D.; Kovacs, P.; Schiller, J. (2015):
Nutrition-dependent changes of mouse adipose tissue compositions monitored by NMR, MS, and chromatographic methods. Anal Bioanal Chem 407 (17): 5113-5123
Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Priepke, A.; Dannenberger, D. (2015):
Sea buckthorn pomace supplementation in the finishing diets of pigs - are there effects on meat quality and muscle fatty acids?. Arch Tierzucht 58 (1): 107-113
Scollan, N. D.; Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K.; Richardson, I.; MacKintosh, S.; Hocquette, J.-F.; Moloney, A. (2014):
Enhancing the nutritional and health value of beef lipids and their relationship with meat quality. Meat Sci 97 (3): 384-394
Dannenberger, D. (2014):
ProSafeBeef - Sicherheit und Qualität bei Rindfleisch. Fleischrinder Journal (2): 6-8
Gallardo, M. A.; Dannenberger, D.; Rivero, J.; Pulido, R.; Nürnberg, K. (2014):
Fatty acid profile of plasma, muscle and adipose tissues in Chilota lambs grazing on two different low quality pasture types in Chiloé Archipelago (Chile). Anim Sci J 85 (11): 935-941
Eibisch, M.; Popkova, Y.; Süß, R.; Schiller, J.; Dannenberger, D. (2014):
Evaluation of a commercial enzymatic test kit regarding the quantitative analysis of different free fatty acids. Anal Bioanal Chem 406 (28): 7401-7405
Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Priebke, A. (2014):
Impact of dietary protein level and source of polyunsaturated fatty acids on lipid metabolism-related protein expression and fatty acid concentrations in porcine tissues. J Agr Food Chem 62 (51): 12453-12461
Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, G.; Nürnberg, K.; Hagemann, E. (2013):
The effects of gender, age and region on macro- and micronutrient contents and fatty acid profiles in the muscles of roe deer and wild boar in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany). Meat Sci 94 (1): 39-46
Nürnberg, K.; Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, G.; Paulke, T. (2013):
Fettqualität des Deutschen Sattelschweines nach Langzeitmast. Fleischwirtschaft 93 (3): 118-121
Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, G.; Renne, U.; Nürnberg, K.; Langhammer, M.; Huber, K.; Breier, B. H. (2013):
High-fat diets rich in [omega]-3 or [omega]-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids have distinct effects on lipid profiles and lipid peroxidation in mice selected for either high body weight or leanness. Nutrition 29 (5): 765-771
Angulo, J.; Olivera, M.; Mahecha, L.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K. (2013):
Distribution of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers and other fatty acids in polar and neutral fractions of milk from cows fed different lipid supplements. Rev Colomb Cienc Pec 26 (2): 79-89
Cesaro, G.; Tagliapietra, F.; Grigoletto, L.; Cecchinato, A.; Dannenberger, D.; Bittante, G.; Schiavon, S. (2013):
Fecal sample preparation methods for gas chromatography analysis of fatty acids of ruminants fed different amounts of rumen protected conjugated linoleic acids (CLA). Anim Feed Sci Tech 183 (3-4): 184-194
Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K.; Herdmann, A.; Nürnberg, G.; Hagemann, E.; Kienast, W. (2013):
Dietary PUFA intervention affects fatty acid- and micronutrient profiles of beef and related beef products. Foods 2 (3): 295-309
Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Priepke, A. (2012):
Different dietary protein and PUFA interventions alter the fatty acid concentrations, but not the meat quality, of porcine muscle. Nutrients 4 (9): 1237-1246
Angulo, J.; Hiller, B.; Olivera, M.; Mahecha, L.; Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, G.; Losand, B.; Nürnberg, K. (2012):
Dietary fatty acid intervention of lactating cows simultaneously affects lipid profiles of meat and milk. J Sci Food Agr 92 (15): 2968-2974
Angulo, J.; Mahecha, L.; Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D.; Olivera, M.; Boutinaud, M.; Leroux, C.; Albrecht, E.; Bernard, L. (2012):
Effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids from plant oils and algae on milk fat yield and composition are associated with mammary lipogenic and SREBF1 gene expression. Animal 6 (12): 1961-1972
Angulo, J.; Hiller, B.; Albrecht, E.; Olivera, M.; Mahecha, L.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D.; Nürnberg, K. (2012):
Effect of different dietary fats on protein expression of sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) in mammary gland tissue of lactating cows. LIVEST SCI 143 (2-3): 300-304
Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D.; Hagemann, L.; Paulke, T. (2011):
Wirkung von extrudierter Leinsaat in der Schweinemast. Fleischwirtschaft 91 (2): 88-92
Nürnberg, K.; Nürnberg, G.; Dannenberger, D. (2011):
Makro- und Mikronährstoffe im Rückenmuskel von Wildtieren aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Proc Germ Nutr Soc 15: 47-47