Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2019

Here are the related meetings in 2021:
Mitochondrial Dysfunction: From Ultra-Rare Diseases to Aging - RESCHEDULING IN PROGRESS (B2)
Mitochondrial Dysfunction: From Ultra-Rare Diseases to Aging (EK20)

For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Mitochondria in Aging and Age-Related Disease (J2)

Organizer(s) Gerald S. Shadel and Holly Van Remmen
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

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Aging is the greatest risk factor for most human diseases, yet the underlying reasons for this are not clear and hence remain under intense investigation. Mitochondria have long been associated with aging as the cornerstones of the “mitochondrial” and “free radical” theories of aging. However, that the role of mitochondria in aging is simply due to declines in ATP production and increased oxidative stress via reactive oxygen species production is giving way to more complex hypotheses. These are driven by the realization that mitochondria are dynamic and have multiple additional roles in cell and organismal physiology (e.g., signaling and immunity). The goal of this conference is to bring together investigators working at the interface of mitochondria and aging to begin to develop network theories of mitochondrial contributions to aging and age-related diseases that take into account both “old” and “new” functions of mitochondria. Topics covered include neurodegeneration, cancer, metabolic diseases, inflammation and mitochondrial signaling pathways. It is expected that this conference will facilitate new interactions and collaborations at the interface of aging and mitochondrial biology. This should catalyze new research toward therapies for age-related diseases based on selectively targeting mitochondrial functions and signaling pathways in specific physiological and disease contexts.

View Meeting Program


National Institute on Aging (NIA) Scholarship Recipients

Katherine Ann Buddo
East Carolina University, USA

Liam Coyne
SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

Sofie Hindkjaer Lautrup
University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital, Norway

Ana Victoria Lechuga Vieco
Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Spain

Marte Molenaars
Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands

Lucia Sedlackova
Newcastle University, UK

Amy Elizabeth Vincent
Newcastle University, UK

Guoqiang Wang
Rutgers University, USA