Welcome to Targeting Mitochondria World Congress 2019

Volkmar Weissig-president-mitochondria-2018Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am excited and honored to announce on behalf of the Scientific Committee of the World Mitochondria Society the 10th Anniversary World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria which will be held in Berlin, Germany, on October 28-29, 2019.

The overarching themes of our 10th Anniversary World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria will not significantly deviate from the topics discussed at preceding editions of our conference series. Again we will focus on three major areas, which are, firstly, the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in etiology and pathogenesis of chronic diseases including aging, secondly how to assess and above all quantify mitochondrial dysfunction in vitro and in vivo and finally, how to target and manipulate mitochondrial function in order to develop future mitochondria-based therapies.

Further, in continuation of the last year’s successful conference, we will invite speakers focusing on the cross-talk between mitochondria and microbiota as well as on mitochondrial dynamics in health and disease. We will also focus on intracellular stress pathways involving mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death.

For the 10th edition of “Targeting Mitochondria”, the scientific committee will invite again key players in Mitochondrial Medicine, i.e. investigators who have been pushing the progress in their particular field of mitochondrial research over the last few years. Basic researches working at the bench in the laboratory, physicians treating patients suffering from mitochondrial disorders as well as representatives of companies working on the commercialization of mitochondria-targeted therapies are all welcome to our conference. We strongly believe that our jubilee World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria will be at least as exciting and as successful as many of our previous meetings.

As always, we look forward to seeing you in Berlin for this exciting event.

Prof. Volkmar Weissig
President of the World Mitochondria Society
Midwestern University, USA