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The World Mitochondria Society keynote speakers announced: Professor Eric Schon and professor Howy Jacobs

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Mitochondria-Microbiota Task Force

WMS 15th Annual Meeting:  Exploring Emerging Trends in  Mitochondrial Research


Save the Date for the 15th World Mitochondria Society Annua Meeting on October 29-31, 2024, at DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm, Berlin, Germany.

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Credit: World Mitochondria Society (WMS)

Save the Date for the 15th World Mitochondria Society Annua Meeting on October 29-31, 2024, at DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm, Berlin, Germany. The WMS is pleased to announce the participation of two distinguished keynote speakers for the Targeting Mitochondria 2024 conference in Berlin this October.


Keynote Speaker of Day 1: Prof. Eric Schon

Professor Eric Schon from Columbia University, USA will deliver a presentation titled "Mitochondria in Alzheimer disease: it's not what you think".

Prof. Schon challenges the conventional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, proposing an innovative hypothesis centered around the role of a different amyloid precursor protein cleavage product, C99. His presentation promises fresh perspectives on Alzheimer's disease as a lipid disorder, offering potential breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment.


Keynote Speaker of Day 2: Prof. Howy Jacobs

Professor Howy Jacobs from Tampere University, Finland, will discuss the implications of elevated mitochondrial temperature for evolution, development, cell signaling, immunity and pathology.

Talk title: Mitochondria: More Heat Than Light?

"Mitochondria are not just producers of ATP or clearing houses of intermediary metabolism. Here I will trace the history of how mitochondria have come to be regarded as key contributors to cell and organismal physiology, and how recent findings have opened up new chapters in our thinking" stated Prof. Jacobs.


Announced Speakers:

Eric Schon, Columbia University, USA

Howy Jacobs, Tampere University, Finland

Jonathan R. Brestoff, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, USA

Indira Mysorekar, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Naig Gueguen, CHU Angers, France

Maik Hüttemann, Wayne State University, USA

Sonia Levi, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy

Egbert Mik, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

Devika S Manickam, Duquesne University, USA

Stephen Tait, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Ana Andreazza, University of Toronto, Canada

Jignesh D. Pandya, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA

Giulia Bertolin, Université de Rennes, France

Naotada Ishihara, Osaka University, Japan

Michael B. Powner, City University of London, United Kingdom


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