Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Dynamics in Health, Disease and Aging

Conference Summary

The central role of mitochondria in normal cell physiology is evident from human diseases, including metabolic disorders and aging, which are associated with changes in mitochondrial function. This SRC will facilitate an exchange of knowledge and promote collaborative interactions between investigators that study basic aspects of mitochondria with translational investigators engaged in studying mitochondrial roles in human health, human diseases including age-associated disorders, and the aging process. Hence, this conference will gather basic and translational scientists with a broad range of research interests and different levels of experience ranging from established investigators to graduate students. A collegial format will facilitate discussions between all participants with the goal of bringing together their unique insights and integrate them into this rapidly expanding field.

The major topics covered in this Conference will be: 1) Mitochondrial gene expression; 2) Respiratory chain complex assembly; 3) Mitochondrial protein biogenesis and quality control; 4) Mitochondrial stress in cell signaling and aging; 5) Mitochondrial dynamics in development and disease; 6) Mitochondrial DNA-driven mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction; 7) New pathways, biomarkers and technologies to study mitochondrial function; 8) Challenges and opportunities in mitochondrial biology and medicine. Through these topics, the most recent advances in the biology, dynamics and regulation of mitochondria will be discussed and linked with the pathophysiology of mitochondrial disorders and the aging process.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:       Early Bird: April 20, 2017     Last Day to Register: April 28, 2017


  • Collegial format with a unique mixture of research into basic molecular mechanisms and applied, translational investigations of human diseases
  • Career Development Workshop

Keynote Speaker

Jodi Nunnari
University of California, Davis

Conference Organizers

Carlos T. Moraes
University of Miami

Martin Ott
Stockholm University

Eric A. Schon
Columbia University

Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: May 21-26, 2017
Marriott West Palm Beach
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is less than 3 miles from the West Palm Beach Marriott.  Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) is one hour away.

West Palm Beach Marriott Complimentary Airport Shuttle service to/from the airport is available. Use the courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area to contact the hotel for transfer to the hotel.  Shuttle hours are 6 a.m. - midnight.  

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Official Conference Lodging

Marriott West Palm Beach
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6214

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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