Preliminary Agenda for Targeting Mitochondria 2018

  9th World Congress on

 Targeting Mitochondria


24-25 October 2018 - Berlin, Germany


 Preliminary Agenda


Speakers & topics already confirmed:

Targeting mitochondrial metabolism, geroprotection to treating Alzheimer’s disease
Antonio Currais, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA

The mitochondrial link to cocaine addiction: recent scientific advances
Mary Kay Lobo, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Mitochondrial involvement in cell life/death regulation: Presentation of new scientific results
Vladimir Gogvadze, Korolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Metabolic switches saving mitochondria from oxidative stress
Carsten Culmsee, Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Mitochondrial dynamics in cell life and death
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Cellomics of mitochondrial morphofunction
Werner Koopman, RadboudUMC University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Therapeutic application of specific near-infrared light wavelengths that inhibit cytochrome C oxidase results in robust neuroprotection.
Maik Hüttemann, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA



Day 1 


07:45 Registration & Welcoming of attendees

09:00 Opening Ceremony by Targeting Mitochondria World Congress Chairmen

Session 1: Recent Advances on Mitochondrial Dysfunctions in Chronic Diseases: The Mechanistics


  • Mitochondria & Redox Regulation
  • Mitochondria & Viral Infection
  • Mitochondria & Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mitochondria & Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Mitochondria & Cancer 


Session 2: Mitochondria Dynamics in Health & Diseases




Session 3: The challenge of qualitative and quantitative assessment of mitochondrial function in vitro and in vivo 

  • Mitochondria Quality Control
  • Mitochondria Devices: New methods to detect mitochondria dysfunction
  • Mitochondria as Biomarkers
  • Presentation of Practical Cases  

18:30 End of the first day

20:00 Targeting Mitochondria Dinner  


Day 2    

08:55 Opening of the second day

Session 4 Mitochondria & Microbiota Intertalk



Session 5: Strategies to target mitochondria:
Clinical trials and potential mitochondria-based therapies

  • Strategies to target stem cells
  • Strategies to reimplace mitochondria
  • Strategies to target miRNA

  • Strategies to reimplace mitochondria
  • Clinical & Therapeutic Directions  


18:00 Conclusion of Targeting Mitochondria 2018

18:15 Targeting Mitochondria 2018 Awards

18:30 End of Targeting Mitochondria 2018