The 6th edition of WMS Targeting Mitochondria was a huge success

Targeting Mitochondria 2015 World congress

The 6th WMS World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria was held on October 28-30, 2015 at Hotel Ritz Carlton, Berlin. This sixth edition was a huge success gathering more than 430 attendees, coming from different flieds: academics, clinicians, industrials... and from 37 countries. 


Targeting Mitochondria Congress was opened with a Workshop held on October 28 gathering KLO in Mitochondria Evaluation in vitro and in vivo. 

During three days, more than 50 speakers gave major and short oral presentations. And more than 90 posters were presented.

To conclude this international meeting, the Scientific Committee awarded high quality researchers:

The Scientific Contribution Award was discerned to Pr Martin Bergö from Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Sweden for his researches about antioxidants in cancer.

3 Awards for short oral presentation were discerned to:

  • Dr Yuning Hong from University of Melbourne, Australia, for his presentation about Novel Fluorescent Probes for Visualizing Cell Structures and Function
  • Dr  Martin Picard from Columbia University, USA for his presentation about Inter-organelle communication via specialized mitochondrial synapse
  • Dr  Sébastien Bolze from Poxel, France for his strategic presentation about Imeglimin, a new mitochondria-targeted agent for type 2 diabetes treatment

2 awards were discerned for the best Poster Presentations:

  • Mrs Ifat Cohen-Erez, from Ben Gurion University, Israel for her poster about Co-assemblies of the Anionic Polypeptide γ-PGA and Cationic β-sheet Peptides for Drug Delivery to Mitochondria
  • Dr  Genevieve Syn from Telethon Kids Institute, USA, for her poster presentation about Toxoplasma Gondii infection results in disruption of the host mitochondria.

Please check all photos for 3 days Targeting Mitochondria Conference here.

We look forward welcoming you in Berlin for 2016 edition.
All information will be available soon on

Pr Marvin Edeas - Pr Volkmar Weissig
Chairmen of Targeting MItochondria World Congress