Targeting Mitochondria 2020 will be a Virtual and In-Person Congress


We have been closely following updates and evolving guidance from local, national and global agencies for COVID-19. There is still much uncertainty around the coronavirus, and how long our communities may be impacted by the pandemic, but it seems certain that decisions about how we work, travel and gather together will continue to be influenced for weeks and months still to come. Today, we have made the decision to combine the In-Person and Virtual conference.


If you cannot attend in-person or virtual due to the restriction and time zone difference, you can access on-demand videos to this entire event, including synced audio/video and slides.

All posters will be in PDF format. You can visit them, upload and interact directly with the poster presenter. You can also exchange with speakers via direct or private exchange during the conference.


We will keep you informed of any new decision.

Microbiota-Mitochondria Intertalk: A Dedicated session

Tal-Yardeni-Mitochondria-SpeakersDuring the Targeting Mitochondria, a session will be chaired by Prof. Marvin Edeas, University Paris Descartes, INSERM U1016, France, concerning the hot topics 2019: Microbiota-Mitochondria Intertalk.

Two Talks will be presented during this dedicated session: 

Mitochondria & Microbiota Inter-talk: Gut Microbiota inflence Mitochondria activity in patients
Marvin Edeas, University Paris Descartes, INSERM U1016, France

Host mitochondria influence gut microbiome diversity: A role for ROS
Tal Yardeni,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

Summary of Dr. Yardeni's presentation: "Changes in the gut microbiome are linked with the same diseases as those caused by changes in the mitochondrial genome. To investigate why, we tested the gut microbiome community of our mitochondrial mouse models. These studies reveal that the host mitochondrial ROS production influences the gut microbiome community. Our data suggest that mitochondrial function modulates both ROS production and the microbiome, implying that the connection between the gut microbiome and common disease might be due to changes in mitochondrial function."

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