Targeting Mitochondria 2020 - Virtual Congress

After a long and thorough discussion among the scientific and organizing committees, we have decided to organize our 11th Conference of Targeting Mitochondria, on October 29-30, 2020 as an ONLY Virtual Congress.
Due to restriction and time zone difference, a pre-recorded contribution can be separately viewed online from the date of the conference, October 29, 2020, until November 29th, via the use of access code.


Virtual Conference Registration Benefits
  • Access to all recorded presentations- Attend some or all the sessions at any time at the comfort of your home
  • Network with all attendees– Contact attendees easy over the Web & App and start a discussion & collaboration
  • Access  to all E-Posters– Browse all E-Posters and presentation videos
  • Visit the virtual exhibitors– Contact exhibitors and view the display materials

Congress benefits

For more information: Frequently Asked Questions.


Who is attending Targeting Mitochondria 2020

Nanna Therapeutics
Amsterdam UMC
Angers University Hospital Center
Champalimaud Foundation
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emory University
Fribourg University
Hannover Medical School
Heinrich Heine University
Imperial College London
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital 12 de Octubre
Jožef Stefan Institute
KU Leuven
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg
Lunds Universitet
Maastricht University
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
Midwestern University
Nagoya University
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Privolzhsky Research Medical University
Russian Academy of Sciences
Seoul National University
Slovak Academy of Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo
Tallinn University of Technology
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
Universidad Andrés Bello
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Universidade de Lisboa
Université de Lérida
Université de Montpellier
University of Angers
University of Bergen
University of Edinburgh
University of PIttsburgh
University of Strasbourg
University Paris-Saclay
Wayne State University School of Medicine
West Virginia university


Extracellular Mitochondria: The Intriguing Localization and Role


Special Session: Extracellular Mitochondria

The Scientific Committee decided to dedicate a session during Targeting Mitochondria 2020 to extracellular mitochondria.

Mitochondria goes further than its role as the powerhouse and becomes a signaling organelle outside the cell.



Mitochondria in COVID-19 pathogenesis: An Emerging Strategy

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The scientific committee will dedicate a special session and discussion during Targeting Mitochondria 2020 congress about COVID-19 and Targeting Mitochondria in COVID-19 pathogenesis: An Emerging Strategy.

Submit your abstract online.

Non-Coding RNAs in Nuclear-Mitochondrial Crosstalk : Applications for RNA Medicine - New Topic 2020


A special session will be dedicated to Non-coding RNAs in Nuclear-Mitochondrial Crosstalk: Applications for RNA Medicine.

The objective of this special session is to share the latest advances on the ncRNA diversity, molecular mechanisms and their impact on mitochondrial functions and nuclear-mitochondrial crosstalk.


Targeting Mitochondria 2020: Present your Innovation

Submit-your-innovations-MITOCHONDRIATargeting Mitochondria 2020 Scientific Committee invites scientists, academics and industrials to present all innovations and researches related to Mitochondria. Please submit your abstract by October 2, 2020.

To register for Targeting Mitochondria 2020, please follow this link.


Concluding Remarks of Targeting Mitochondria 2019 by Prof. Weissig, President of World Mitochondria Society

Our 10th Anniversary World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria has come to an end. As in all the previous years we met again in Berlin, Germany. It appears to me that in the center of the European Plain, mitochondria and their aficionados have found a true home.


Nice moments: The 10th Anniversary of Targeting Mitochondria 2019 was a success


On behalf of the World Mitochondria Society, we thank all Speakers and Attendees for this excellent international conference.

 We selected a few pictures of Day 1, Day 2 and Awards. 

Please follow the links below to see the pictures on WMS Facebook page.

If you cannot access the WMS Facebook page, please click here to see the pictures in Flickr.

Abstracts Book & Final Agenda of Targeting Mitochondria 2019 Congress

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Scientific Agenda


Order the Abstracts Book in PDF Format.

The Abstracts Book contains 131 Communications (Orals and Posters) presented during the congress.

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