Mitochondria: From Basic Biology to Mechanisms of Disease Conference

Melia Nassau Beach Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas
27 February, 2019 - 2 March, 2019

Melia Nassau Beach Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas

General Information

Mitochondria act at the interface of numerous processes critical for cellular function and organismal health. Long recognized as the powerhouses of the cell, recent years have seen a growing appreciation for the diverse roles that mitochondria play not only in energy production and metabolism, but also in maintenance of redox balance, regulation of gene expression, ion homeostasis, and control of cell fate. Mitochondrial maintenance is critical for proper function of cells and tissues, and mitochondrial dysfunction underlies numerous disease processes ranging from severe childhood mitochondrial disorders, to heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and aging itself. This conference will bring together scientists and clinicians with expertise in a breadth of mitochondrial biology to explore topics at the interface of basic and translational biology. Mitochondrial basic mechanisms of organelle regulation, mitochondrial mechanisms of disease, cutting edge technologies, and interventional strategies will be emphasized.

Deadline for submissions: 14 December 2018

Meeting organisers:



Matt Kaeberlein (University of Washington)

Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Douglas Wallace (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Johan Auwerx (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Nika Danial (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School)
José Antonio Enriquez (CNIC)
Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Cole Haynes (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
Isha Jain (University of California, San Francisco)
Leanne Jones (University of California, Los Angeles)
Thomas Langer (University of Cologne)
Heidi McBride (McGill University)
Jodi Nunnari (University of California, Davis)
Philipp Scherer (The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
Luca Scorrano (University of Padova)
Gerald Shadel (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
Anu Suomalainen-War­tiovaara (University of Helsinki)
Eileen White (Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey)
Kelvin Yen (University of Southern California)