Sunday, 25 November
17:00-19:00 Arrival, Accommodation and Registration
19:30 Welcome Reception
Session I
Measuring mitochondria
Chair: Tullio Pozzan
  • Mitochondrial Ca2+ transport: novel aspects of an old story
    Tullio Pozzan (Padua, Italy)
  • Mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis in cell life and death
    Rosario Rizzuto (Ferrara, Italy)
  • The mitochondria plasma membrane connection and its multiple consequences for organelle/cell functions
    Wolfgang Graier (Graz, Austria)
Monday, 26 November
Session II
Biogenesis and protein import
Chair: Peter Rehling
  • Protein transport across the inner mitochondrial membrane
    Peter Rehling (Freiburg, Germany)
  • Regulating mitochondrial functions by AAA proteases and prohibitins
    Thomas Langer (Cologne, Germany)
  • Import pathways in the mitochondrial intermembrane space
    Carla Koehler (Los Angeles, USA)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Session III
Metabolism 1
Chair: Xavier Leverve
  • Mitochondria and obesity: the role of mitochondrial G3PdH
    Xavier Leverve (Grenoble, France)
  • Reactivating HIFα prolyl hydroxylase: suppressing hypoxic and pseudo-hypoxic tumours
    Eyal Gottlieb (Glasgow, UK)
  • Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and adipose tissue
    Louis Casteilla (Toulouse, France)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Poster Briefing I
Chair: Rosario Rizzuto
15:00-17:30 Poster Session I
17:30-18:00 Coffee break
Session IV
Metabolism 2
Chair: Eduardo Rial
  • New tools for uncoupling protein research
    Eduardo Rial (Madrid, Spain)
  • Regulation and function of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins
    Martin Brand (Cambridge, UK)
  • UCP1 and other UCPs: questions of function, control and physiological significance
    Barbara Cannon (Stockholm, Sweden)
20:00 Free evening
Tuesday, 27 November
Session V
Ca2+ and mitochondria
Chair: Rosario Rizzuto
  • Signalling - bioenergetics coupling in exocrine secretory cells
    Alexei Tepikin (Liverpool, UK)
  • Mitochondria as ATP consumers: the cell biology of the endogenous inhibitory protein IF1
    Michael Duchen (London, UK)
  • Neurodegeneration in mitochondria
    Pierluigi Nicotera (Leicester, UK)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Session VI
Mitochondria in excitable tissues
Chair: Michael Duchen
  • The permeability transition pore in health and disease
    Mike Forte (Portland, USA)
  • Mitochondria in ischaemic pathology of the heart
    Fabio Di Lisa (Padua, Italy)
  • Autophagic removal of mitochondria in cardiac cells
    Roberta Gottlieb (San Diego, USA)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Poster Briefing II
Chair: Luca Scorrano
15:00-17:30 Poster Session II
17:30-18:00 Coffee break
Session VII
Mitochondria and apoptosis
Chair: Paolo Bernardi
  • Exploring the role and function of mitochondrial Mtch2 in cell life and death
    Atan Gross (Rehovot, Israel)
  • P66Shc mediates mitochondrial apoptosis and determines life span
    Marco Giorgio (Milan, Italy)
  • A phospho-BAD BH3 helix selectively activates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in islet beta cells
    Nika Danial (Boston, USA)
20:30 Social dinner
Wednesday, 28 November
Session VIII
Mitochondrial morphology and movement 1
Chair: Orian Shirihai
  • Social life of mitochondria within the cell: dynamic clubs, connected networks and depolarized singles
    Orian Shirihai (Boston, USA)
  • A common role for a signaling lipid in membrane fusion during regulated exocytosis and mitochondrial fusion
    Michael Frohman (Stonybrook, USA)
  • Characterization of mitochondrial derived vesicles
    Heidi McBride (Ottawa, Canada)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
Session IX
Mitochondrial morphology and movement 2
Chair: Luca Scorrano
  • Keeping mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum in shape and together
    Luca Scorrano (Padua, IT / Geneva, CH)
  • Bax or Bak-induced mitochondrial fission can be uncoupled from cytochrome c release
    Seamus Martin (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Molecular motors moving mitochondria
    Benedikt Westermann (Bayreuth, Germany)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Session X
Mitochondrial morphology and movement 3
Chair: György Hajnóczky
  • Mitochondrial "kiss-and-run"
    György Hajnóczky (Philadelphia, USA)
  • Mitochondrial inheritance is required for MEN-regulated mitotic exit and cytokinesis in budding yeast
    Liza Pon (New York, USA)
  • Correlated four-dimensional light and electron microscopy reveals dramatic structural changes in mitochondria during apoptosis
    Terrence Frey (San Diego, USA)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Poster Briefing III
Chair: Paolo Bernardi
17:00-19:30 Poster Session III
20:00 Farewell party
Thursday, 29 November
09:00 Departure



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