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FASEB SRC: Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health, Disease and Aging

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - The long term objective of the 2015 Conference is to advance collaborative interactions between investigators that study different basic aspects of mitochondrial biology and translational investigators engaged in studying mitochondrial roles in human health, disease, and aging. These collaborative interactions are essential to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to further our understanding of mitochondria at the fundamental, translational and clinical levels.

To achieve our long term objective, our immediate objectives are:

  • To bring together basic and translational scientists with a broad range of research interests and different levels of experience ranging from established investigators to graduate students.

  • To encourage active participation of junior investigators as well as women, minorities and individuals with disabilities to bring their unique insights into this rapidly expanding field.

  • To create a highly collegial and synergistic format to facilitate exchange of knowledge and formal and informal discussions of critical questions and differing hypotheses.

To cover 8 major topics:

    1) Biogenesis and function of mitochondrial macromolecules

    2) Mitochondrial protein quality control

    3) Heme, Fe-S clusters and metal cofactors in mitochondrial metabolism

    4) Mitochondrial stress in cell signaling and aging

    5) Mitochondrial dynamics in development and disease

    6) Nuclear DNA-driven mechanisms of mitochondrial disease

    7) New Pathways, Biomarkers and Technologies to Study Mitochondrial Function

    8) Challenges and Opportunities in Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine.

  • To discuss, through these 8 topics, the most recent advances in the biology, dynamics and regulation of mitochondria, and to identify links with the pathophysiology of mitochondrial neurodegenerative disorders and age-related conditions.

  • To challenges the conference participants to contribute to each topic with original ideas and hypothesis-developing questions that may foster new directions in basic, translational and clinical mitochondrial research.

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FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes.

In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at SRC@faseb.org. Proposal guidelines can be found at http://www.faseb.org/SRC.

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998 http://www.faseb.org/SRC-MitoAg

Contact: Robin Crawford, CMP
Office of Scientific Meetings & Conferences
301-634-7010
src@faseb.org

Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health, Disease and Aging
Date: May 17-22, 2015, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Organizers: Grazia Isaya, Liza Pon

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