Targeting Mitochondria Pratical Information, Final Agenda and Abstracts Book

Dear Attendees of Targeting Mitochondria 2018, 
 
Please find here the Final Agenda of Targeting Mitochondria Congress 2018, which will be held on Oct 23-25 at Steigenberger Hotel, in Berlin, Germany. 
 
Final scientific agenda
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Major presentations: the speakers who have a major presentation have 20 minutes + 5 minutes for the questions.
 
Short presentations: the speakers who have a short presentation have 7 minutes + 3 minutes for the questions.

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What are the molecular consequences of OXPHOS dysfunction?

Inge Kuhl Mitochondria 2018

Dr. Inge Kühl from the CNRS - Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule (I2BC), Gif-sur-Yvette, France will give a strategic presentation about “The transcriptomic and proteomic landscape of mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse” during the next 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.

According to Dr. Inge Kühl: "Dysfunction of the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) system is a major cause of human disease and the cellular consequences are highly complex. We did comparative analyses of mitochondrial proteomes, cellular transcriptomes and targeted metabolomics of five knockout mouse strains deficient in essential factors required for mitochondrial DNA gene expression, leading to OXPHOS dysfunction. Moreover, we describe sequential protein changes during post-natal development and progressive OXPHOS dysfunction in time-course analyses in control mice and a middle lifespan knockout, respectively. Our extensive omics analyses provide a high-quality resource of altered gene expression patterns under severe OXPHOS deficiency comparing several mouse models, that will deepen our understanding, open avenues for research and provide an important reference for diagnosis and treatment."

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Mitochondrial involvement in cell life/death regulation: Presentation of new scientific results

Vladimir Gogvadze Targeting Mitochondria 2018 Speaker

Prof. Vladimir Gogvadze from from Karolinska Institute, Sweden will give talk entitled "Mitochondrial involvement in cell life/death regulation: Presentation of new scientific results" during the next 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria on October 23-25, 2018,  which will be held at Steingenberger Hotel, in Berlin, Germany

 

Prof. Vladimir Gogvadze summarized his presentation as:

Mitochondria are to a great extent engaged in the modulation of cell viability and death. The involvement of mitochondria in the etiology of various diseases has been confirmed repeatedly, and new data have been obtained on the possibility of combating various pathologies by targeting these organelles. Mitochondria not only regulate various cell death modalities, but also control a crosstalk between them. Precise mechanisms of this crosstalk regulation are still poorly understood. Uncovering the role of mitochondria in the regulation of the crosstalk between various forms of cell death will help to develop new therapeutic strategies in fighting cancer, hematological, neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders.

 

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Foxp3 increases oxidative phosphorylation and Nad oxidation, adapting regulatory T cells to low glucose high lactate environments

Alessia-Angelin-Mitochondria-2018-UpdatedDr. Alessia Angelin from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA  will give presentation about "Foxp3 increases oxidative phosphorylation and Nad oxidation, adapting regulatory T cells to low glucose high lactate environments during the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.

Dr. Alessia Angelin highlights her research as: "T-regulatory (Treg) cells maintain peripheral tolerance and prevent autoimmunity, but their immune suppressive properties can also work to a disadvantage in the tumor microenvironment. Solid tumors can be depleted of glucose and enriched with lactic acid. This can weaken anti-tumor immunity, as cytotoxic and effector T cells require glycolysis to proliferate and produce cytokines."

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Nutritional interventions and dietary supplementation for mitochondrial disease patients

Marni-J.-Falk-Mitochondria-2018-UpdatedProf. Marni J. Falk from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA will talk about "Nutritional interventions and dietary supplementation for mitochondrial disease patientsduring the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.

 

Talk Summary: "Mitochondrial diseases are a collectively common group of inherited metabolic disorders with extensive genetic, biochemical, and clinical heterogeneity that share impaired energy production capacity.  Resulting secondary cellular adaptations predictably occur that substantially alter diverse aspects of nutrient processing and intermediary metabolism.  Limited knowledge, with no therapeutic guidelines, currently exists regarding the use of dietary modification to improve health in mitochondrial disease patients.  Furthermore, the clinical implementation of either macromolecular nutrient modification or dietary supplements has been highly variable and poorly studied."

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Mechanism and therapeutic potential of cyclophilin inhibitors for prevention of mitochondrial myopathy progression

Hakan Westerblad Mitochondria 2018

Prof. Håkan Westerblad from the Karolinska Intitutet, Stockholm, Sweden will give a presentation about “Mechanism and therapeutic potential of cyclophilin inhibitors for prevention of mitochondrial myopathy progression” during the next 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.


According to Prof. Håkan Westerblad: "Mice with skeletal muscle-specific disruption of the mitochondrial transcription factor A (Tfam), Tfam knock-out (KO) mice, develop a lethal mitochondrial myopathy. We have identified excessive mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake as a likely trigger of muscle dysfunction in Tfam KO mice. The expression of the mitochondrial protein PPIF (also called cyclophilin D) is increased in muscles of TFam KO mice as well as in patients with mitochondrial myopathy. The cyclophilin inhibitors cyclosporine A and NV556 decrease mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake in Tfam KO muscles and prolong the lifespan of Tfam KO mice.".


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Reversing wrinkled skin and lost hair in mice by restoring mitochondrial function

Keshav Singh-Targeting-Mitochondria-2018-updatedProf. Keshav K. Singh from University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA will join the 9th World congress on Targeting Mitochondria which will be held in Berlin, in October 23-25, 2018 and give presentation entitled "Reversing wrinkled skin and lost hair in mice by restoring mitochondrial function".

Summary of presentation: "Our studies show that ubiquitous mitochondrial dysfunction in mice leads to predominant and profound effects on the skin resulting in wrinkles and visual hair loss with an increased number of dysfunctional hair follicles and inflammatory responses. Development of skin wrinkle was associated with the significant epidermal hyperplasia, hyperkeratosis, increased expression of matrix metalloproteinases and decreased expression of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor. Surprisingly restoring mitochondrial function in mice reversed skin to normal and restored hair. To our knowledge that restoration of mitochondrial functions can reverse the skin and hair pathology is unprecedented."

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Using live imaging to investigate the causes and consequences of mitochondrial toxicity in the kidney

Andrew-Hall---Targeting-Mitochondria-2018Dr Andrew Hall from University of Zurich, Switzerland will participate to the congresss and talk about "Using live imaging to investigate the causes and consequences of mitochondrial toxicity in the kidney" during the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria 2018 which will be held in Berlin next October 23-25.

 

Dr. Andrew Hall summarized their team's research on Mitochonddria as: "Mitochondrial toxicity from therapeutic drugs is a common cause of acquired kidney disease in humans, but in most cases the pathogenic mechanisms are not well understood. Our group uses live imaging techniques, including intravital microscopy, and computational analysis to investigate how toxins alter mitochondrial function and dynamics in kidney tubular cells in real-time, and the downstream consequences of mitochondrial dysfunction on important physiological processes, such as solute transport and calcium signaling."

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Phase 2 motor study of Omaveloxolone in patients with mitochondrial myopathies

John-Vissing-Mitochondria-2018Prof. John Vissing from Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark will participate to the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018 and talk about "Phase 2 motor study of Omaveloxolone in patients with mitochondrial myopathies".

According to the Prof. Vissing:

"Nrf2 is the key endogenous regulator of cellular antioxidant response. Omaveloxone activates Nrf2 and the antioxidant response. In a placebo-controlled, double-blind, dose-escalating trial, sponsored by Reata Pharmaceutical, we explored the effect and safety of this drug in 54 patients with genetically confirmed mitochondrial myopathy. Results from the trial will be discussed"

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Mitochondrial potassium channels: new regulation mechanism?

Adam-Szewczyk-Mitochondria-2018

Prof. Adam Szewczyk from Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland will present study on "Mitochondrial potassium channels: new regulation mechanism?" during the Mitochondria congress which will be held in October 23-25, 2018, at Berlin, Germany.

Prof. Szewczyk will present the most interesting issues regarding function, regulation and pharmacology of the mitochondrial potassium channels. There are eight potassium channels known to contribute to the potassium permeability of the inner mitochondrial membrane: ATP-regulated channel, calcium-regulated channels of large, intermediate and small conductance, voltage-regulated Kv1.3 and Kv7.4 channels, two-pore-domain TASK-3 channel and SLO2 channel. The primary function of the mitochondrial potassium channels is regulation of the mitochondrial membrane potential. Additionally, mitochondrial potassium channels alter cellular respiration, regulation of the mitochondrial volume and ROS synthesis.

 

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The mitochondrial link to cocaine addiction: recent scientific advances

Lobo Mary-Kay-Mitochondria-2018Mary Kay Lobo from University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA will talk about "The mitochondrial link to cocaine addiction: recent scientific advances" during the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria 2018 which will be held in Berlin next October 23-25.

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Metabolic switches saving mitochondria from oxidative stress

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Prof. Carsten Culmsee from Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany will participate again in the Targeting Mitochindria 2018 congress and will talk about "Metabolic switches saving mitochondria from oxidative stress".

During the congress, Prof. Culmsee will present several examples of pharmacological and genetic approaches inducing bioenergetic switches from mitochondrial respiration to glycolysis which increase mitochondrial and cellular resilience against oxidative stresswith relevance to human diseases involving neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation.

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How to utilize a human hepatoma cell line to study off-target effects of drugs on mitochondrial DNA maintenance and bioenergetics?

Matthew Young Mitochondria 2018

The next 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, will welcome Dr Matthew J. Young from SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale, USA to talk about “Utilizing a human hepatoma cell line to study off-target effects of drugs on mitochondrial DNA maintenance and bioenergetics”.

According to Dr Young: "Evidence suggests anti-HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) block the DNA synthesis activity of human DNA polymerases localized to mitochondria. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance is important as mtDNA damage can induce cell death. Recently, NRTI drugs have been proposed to have anti-cancer properties. We are currently using a human hepatoma-derived cell line to investigate effects of drugs on cellular viability, bioenergetics, and mtDNA maintenance”.


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The legal framework for mitochondrial therapy will be presented during Targeting Mitochondria Congress

Timo faltus Mitochondria 2018

Dr. Timo Faltus from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany will give a presentation entitled “The legal framework for mitochondrial therapy : Identifying and preventing legal pitfalls within the translation from bench to bedside during the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.

According to Dr. Timo Faltus: "The therapeutic implementation of the various approaches of mitochondrial therapy is, irrespective of the therapeutic options, in the European Union and especially in Germany legally problematic. Certain versions of mitochondrial therapy may even be legally prohibited. These legal uncertainties and hurdles put successful translation of mitochondrial therapy at risk overall. Therefore, scientists should consider the issues of lawful development of mitochondrial therapy timely. The presentation will give an overview on the various legal questions of mitochondrial therapy from bench to bedside and will make scientists aware of legal pitfalls, to promote a successful translation of mitochondrial therapy".

Dr. Timo Faltus holds an Diploma of Biology (equivalent to a Master's degree) and a Diploma of Law, both from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He also holds a doctorate of laws from Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Currently, Timo leads the interdisciplinary research project GenomELECTION, which i.a. is concerned with the legal issues of genome editing. In addition, he collaborates with several research projects that develop cell-based therapies for various indications. In particular, Timo has specialized in regulatory issues of cell therapy, gene therapy, point-of-care therapy, and the use of medical devices to manufacture cell-derived pharmaceuticals within medical practices and hospitals.

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Modulation of cytochrome C oxidase activity to attenuate brain ischemia/reperfusion injury

huttemann-mitochondria-2018Prof. Maik Hüttemann from the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA will give a presentation entitled “Therapeutic application of specific near-infrared light wavelengths that inhibit cytochrome c oxidase results in robust neuroprotection” during the 9th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria, which will be held at Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin on October 23-25, 2018.

His research focuses cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and the small electron carrier cytochrome c (Cytc), which together catalyze the terminal reaction of the electron transport chain. His group studies basic  processes, such as cell signaling pathways that act on COX and Cytc, which are often dysregulated in human diseases and under cellular stress conditions. His translational interest is geared toward the development of a new and non-invasive technology for the treatment of ischemia-reperfusion injury using infrared light.
 
Prof. Maik Hüttemann was awarded during Targeting Mitochondria 2017 for his short oral presentation on this study. In 2018, he will present an update about the results. For more information about this award, please click here.
 
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