Mitochondria act at the interface of numerous processes critical for cellular function and organismal health. Recent years have seen a growing appreciation for the diverse roles that mitochondria play not only in energy production and metabolism, but also in maintenance of redox balance, regulation of gene expression, ion homeostasis, and control of cell fate. Mitochondrial maintenance is critical for proper function of cells and tissues, and mitochondrial dysfunction underlies numerous disease processes ranging from severe childhood mitochondrial disorders, to heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and aging itself.
There are limited opportunities for people studying different areas of biology where mitochondria are important (aging, neurodegenerative disease, inherited disorders, mitochondria disease, heart disease, myopathies and muscular dystrophies, evolutionary biology, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.) to come together at one meeting. The primary outcome we hope to stimulate is interaction and cross fertilization of ideas between these diverse scientists leading to new collaborations and synergistic advances. Mitochondrial basic mechanisms of organelle regulation, mitochondrial mechanisms of disease, cutting edge technologies, and interventional strategies will be emphasized.
Douglas Wallace, founding director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the confirmed Keynote speaker for the conference and will be discussing his recent research 'A mitochondrial etiology of the common 'complex' diseases'.
Scientific chairs: Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington) and Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School)
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Speakers: Johan Auwerx (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Nika Danial (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School), Jose Antonio Enriquez (CNIC), Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Cole Haynes (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Isha Jain (University of California, San Francisco), Leanne Jones (University of California, Los Angeles), Thomas Langer (University of Cologne), Heidi McBride (McGill University), Jodi Nunnari (University of California, Davis), Philipp Scherer (The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Luca Scorrano (University of Padova), Gerald Shadel (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Anu Suomalainen-War-tiovaara (University of Helsinki), Eileen White (Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey).
Time: 2:00 pm to 12:00 pm.
Melia Nassau Beach Hotel, 4914 West Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas