Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and Related Diseases



Catherine Godson, PhD

Member of the Royal Irish Academy Professor Diabetes Complications Research Centre Conway Institute & School of Medicine University College Dublin

Lipoxins and synthetic lipoxin mimetics along the continuum from resolution to repair

Makoto Murakami, PhD (see biography)

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine Laboratory of Microenvironmental and Metabolic Health Science Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine University of Tokyo

The phospholipase A2 superfamily as a central hub of bioactive lipids and beyond

Previous Awardees:


16th International Bioactive Lipids Conference

St. Petersburg, Florida – October 22-25, 2019


Junken Aoki, Ph.D.

Lysophospholipids and Phospholipases

Tohoku University

Jesper Z. Haeggstrom, M.D., Ph.D.

Leukotriene Biochemistry and their Roles in Inflammatory and Allergic Diseases

Karolinska Institute

Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.

Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Immunity and Cancer

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

15th International Bioactive Lipids Conference

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – October 22-25, 2017


For their pioneering work in the area of P450 derived Epoxy Fatty Acids:


Bruce D. Hammock, Ph.D.

University of California, Davis


Jorge H. Capdevila, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University (Emeritus)


Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D.

NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

14th International Bioactive Lipids Conference Budapest, Hungary – July 12 – 15, 2015

Timothy Hla, Ph.D.

Sphingosine 1 – phosphate signaling in vascular and immune systems Weill Cornell Medical College
13th International Bioactive Lipids Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico – November 3 – 6, 2013

Andrew J. Dannenberg, M.D.

The Obesity-Inflammation Connection: Implications for Breast Carcinogenesis Weill Cornell Medical College

Takao Shimizu, M.D., Ph.D.

Lipid mediators: enzymes and receptors The University of Tokyo, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

12th International Bioactive Lipids Conference

Seattle, Washington – September 18 – 21, 2011


Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D.

For his work on prostanoidresearchresponse

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , PA

Carlo Patrono, M.D.

For his work on the human pharmacology of aspirin as an inhibitor of platelet cyclooxygenase activity and

provided the basis for the development of low-dose aspirin as an antithrombotic agent

Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

11th International Bioactive Lipids Conference Cancun, Mexico – October 25 – 28, 2009

Edward J. Goetzl, M.D.

Pioneering work in many areas of inflammation, immunity, and in the neurosciences contributing several original discoveries for the role of eicosanoid regulation of the immune response University of California, San Francisco, CA
10th International Bioactive Lipids Conference Montreal, Canada – September 16-19, 2007

Pierre Borgeat, Ph.D.

Isolation, purification, and structure elucidation of serveral metabolites including 5-HETE, leukotriene B4, leukotriene A4, and the products of the non-enzymatic hydrolysis and methanolysis of leukotriene A4 Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Robert C. Murphy, Ph.D.

Transcellular biosynthesis and extent of operation of this pathway in vivo, the engagement of reactive oxygen species with membrane lipids and the formation of biologically active substances, and further advancement of mass spectrometry in the area of lipid biochemistry in the emerging field of lipidomics. University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

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