Keystone Symposia

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Mitochondrial Biology in Heart and Skeletal Muscle (J1)


Organizer(s) E. Dale Abel and Andrea L. Hevener
January 13—17, 2019
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 9, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 9, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Nov 14, 2018

Supported by the Directors' Fund


Summary of Meeting:
Mitochondria are highly dynamic and communicative organelles that regulate a variety of cellular processes including energy homeostasis, redox status, thermogenesis and cell death via apoptosis. Mitochondria collaborate with a host of intracellular organelles including endoplasmic reticulum, peroxisomes, lysosomes and nuclei to maintain metabolic homeostasis. Mitochondrial dysfunction disrupts metabolism and is thought to underlie cellular aging as well as the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure and aging-associated sarcopenia. Since mitochondria are enriched in cardiac and striated skeletal muscle, and since these tissues are critical in regulating whole body metabolism, insulin action and locomotion, the objective of this conference is to identify novel mechanisms controlling mitochondrial function and connect mitochondrial phenotypes with improved health and disease pathobiology. New insight into the biology and pathobiology of mitochondria will allow for the advance of therapeutic approaches that can be utilized to combat metabolic-related diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Our understanding of the precise molecular signaling that links mitochondrial function (biogenesis, fission-fusion-mitophagy dynamics, and mitochondrial genome integrity) with integrative metabolism and muscle action remains inadequate. This deficiency in our fundamental knowledge of mitochondrial biology and the implications of this knowledge gap for the treatment and clinical care of common and rare mitochondrial diseases underpin the importance of this Keystone Symposia conference. The conference will bring together investigators from diverse areas of integrative biology and metabolism who typically do not interact or attend the same meetings, sparking the development of new collaborations, novel biological concepts and innovative therapeutic strategies to harness the mitochondria for metabolic disease prevention.

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Scholarships/Awards


Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients


Luiz H. M. Bozi
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Payam Anthony Gammage
University of Cambridge, UK

Carolina Garcia-Poyatos
Bern University, Switzerland

Timothy M. Moore
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Danielle S. Murashige
University of Pennsylvania, USA