Bannenberg is an experimental scientist specializing in polyunsaturated fatty acids and their mechanisms of action. He is working as Compliance and Scientific Outreach Director at the Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED).
Bannenberg has published some 40 articles related to poly-unsaturated fatty acid-derived lipid mediators and on the mechanisms whereby the body regulates inflammation and protects itself from oxidative injury. He is an affiliate member of the Center for Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston MA. He has worked as scientific officer at Solutex, a Spanish high-technology company producing highly defined EPA and DHA concentrates. He has also served as a board member of GOED.
Bannenberg co-founded the European Workshop on Lipid Mediators, a series of short congresses dedicated to promoting the understanding of bioactive lipid mediators, and the European Society for Lipid Mediators. He is a reviewer of scientific articles for several journals.
Bannenberg received a doctorate in Molecular Toxicology at the Institute for Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and his undergraduate degree at the Centre for Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Publication of the special issue “Fourth European Workshop on Lipid Mediators”. Clària J, Norel X, Bannenberg G 2013. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat 107; 1-3.
Bannenberg G, Serhan CN 2010. Specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators in the inflammatory response: An update. Biochim Biophys Acta 1801 12; 1260-1273.
Bannenberg GL 2009. Resolvins: Current understanding and future potential in the control of inflammation. Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel 5; 644-658.
Bannenberg G, Martínez M, Rodríguez MJ, López MA, Ponce de León I, Hamberg M, Castresana C. 2009. Functional analysis of alpha-DOX2, an active alpha-dioxygenase critical for normal development in tomato plants. Plant Physiol. 151, 3; 1421-1432.
Bannenberg G, Arita M, Serhan CN 2007. Endogenous receptor agonists: resolving inflammation. Scientific World Journal 7; 1440-1462.
Bannenberg GL, Chiang N, Ariel A, Arita M, Tjonahen E, Gotlinger KH, Hong S, Serhan CN 2005. Molecular circuits of resolution: formation and actions of resolvins and protectins. J Immunol. 174, 7; 4345-4355.
Bannenberg G, Dahlén SE, Luijerink M, Lundqvist G, Morgenstern R 1999. Leukotriene C4 is a tight-binding inhibitor of microsomal glutathione transferase-1. Effects of leukotriene pathway modifiers. J Biol Chem. 274, 4; 1994-1999.
Kroese ED, Bannenberg G, Dogterom P, Noach AB, Nagelkerke JF, Meerman JH. 1990. Lipid peroxidation and protein thiol depletion are not involved in the cytotoxicity of N-hydroxy-2-acetylaminofluorene in isolated rat hepatocytes. Biochem Pharmacol. 40, 8; 1885-1892