Targeting Mitochondria 2020 will be a 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 online meeting.
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. For more information: Frequently Asked Questions.

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.


Speakers of Targeting Mitochondria 2020


The Cell-free respiratory competent mitochondria in blood: Strategic role and application
Alain Thierry, Montpellier Cancer Research Institute, INSERM, France

Mitochondria-Speakers-Naig-Gueguen-v1Mitochondria devices: New methods to detect mitochondria dysfunction
Naïg Gueguen,  MitoVasc Institute, Angers University Hospital Center, France

Mitochondria Speakers Csaba SzaboDown Syndrome: Role of hydrogen sulfide overproduction in the pathogenesis of mitochondrial dysfunction
Csaba Szabo, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland


Mitochondrial dysfunction in autism is distinct from mitochondrial disease
Richard E. Frye, Phoenix Children's Hospital, USA


Mitochondria-Speakers-Ming-Guo Neurodegeneration and mitochondria
Ming Guo, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, USA

Mitochondria-Speakers-Eric-Barrey-V1Variety of non-coding RNA imported and encoded in mitochondria
Eric Barrey, University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, France



Molecular mechanisms of ncRNAs transport into mitochondria: emerging approaches and potential gene therapy applications
Nina Entelis, UNISTRA, France


Long non-coding RNA SAMMSON and beyond: Uncoupling cytosolic and mitochondrial-translation as an effective anti-melanoma strategy
Eleonora Leucci, Laboratory for RNA Cancer Biology, Department of Oncology, KU Leuven, Belgium


Targeting long non-coding mitochondrial RNA for cancer therapy
Veronica Burzio, Universidad Andrés Bello, Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Andes Biotechnologies, Republic of Chile


Round table: Prospective on other mitochondrial gene therapies
moderated by Ivan Tarassov, UNISTRA, Strasbourg, France


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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