Welcome to Targeting Mitochondria 2018 Congress

Volkmar Weissig-president-mitochondria-2018


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


I am excited and honoured to announce on behalf of the Scientific Committee of the World Mitochondria Society the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria which will be held in Berlin, Germany, on October 23-25, 2018.


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Preliminary Program

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Targeting Mitochondria 2018 already confirmed speakers

Using live imaging to investigate the causes ans consequences of mitochondrial toxicity in the kidney
Andrew Hall,
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Mitochondrial Fission in Human Diseases
Madhavika N. Serasinghe, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Healing the heart through mitochondrial dynamics: a love-hate relationship
Sang-Bing Ong, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Mitochondrial Medicine: Recent Advances & Perspectives
Alessia Angelin, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA 

The transcriptomic and proteomic landscape of mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse
Inge Kühl, CNRS - Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la cellule (I2BC), Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Mitochondrial potassium channels: new regulation mechanism?
Adam Szewczyk, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland

Mechanism and therapeutic potential of cyclophilin inhibitors for prevention of mitochondrial myopathy progression
Håkan Westerblad, Karolinska Intitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Phase 2 motor study of Omaveloxolone in patients with mitochondrial myopathies
John Vissing, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

The legal framework for mitochondrial therapy
Identifying and preventing legal pitfalls within the translation from bench to bedside
Timo Faltus, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

Utilizing a human hepatoma cell line to study off-target effects of drugs on mitochondrial DNA maintenance and bioenergetics
Matthew Young, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, USA

Targeting mitochondrial metabolism, geroprotection to treating Alzheimer’s disease
Antonio Currais, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA

The mitochondrial link to cocaine addiction: recent scientific advances
Mary Kay Lobo, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Mitochondrial involvement in cell life/death regulation: Presentation of new scientific results
Vladimir Gogvadze, Korolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Metabolic switches saving mitochondria from oxidative stress
Carsten Culmsee, Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Mitochondrial dynamics in cell life and death
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Cellomics of mitochondrial morphofunction
Werner Koopman, RadboudUMC University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Therapeutic application of specific near infrared light wavelengths that inhibit cytochrome C oxidase results in robust neuroprotection.
Maik Hüttemann, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA

A luminescent assay for mitochondrial injury measurement upon targeting mitochondria by DNAi
Saman Hosseinkhani,
Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

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The abstracts book of Targeting Mitochondria World Congress 2017 is available

Targeting Mitochondria 2017 Abstracts BookThe PDF version of the final abstracts book of the 8th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria 2017 is now available to order.

If you missed the conference and you would like to order the abstracts book



Pictures of Targeting Mitochondria 2017

The 8th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria was again this year organized in Berlin on October 23-24, 2017. The 8th edition was an excellent platform, this year for 273 participants from 44 countries, to share data, ideas, critical comments and opinions alike. 

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