Mitochondrial Medicine

09 - 11 May 2018Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Early Bird Deadline Closed
  • Bursary Deadline Closed
  • Abstract Deadline Closed
  • Registration Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    We are pleased to announce the third in our series of meetings on
    mitochondrial disorders and the search for novel effective therapies.
    Mitochondrial diseases are the largest group of inherited metabolic
    disorders, and the past decade has seen major advances in our
    understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved.

    The year’s meeting aims to bridge the gap between our current
    understanding of the mechanisms and processes that go awry in
    mitochondrial disease and the novel approaches being developed to treat
    them. We will also include sessions on clinical trial design and cohorts
    that are trial ready. In addition, there will be a late-breaking session
    focusing on new clinical intervention studies.

    This conference will bring together leaders in the field of translational
    mitochondrial medicine, with a programme designed to engage and inspire
    the next generation of mitochondrial researchers. The meeting attracts
    international participants interested in mitochondrial diseases, working
    in molecular genetics, biochemistry, pathology, and clinical medicine.

  • Programme

    The conference will start at approximately 11:30 with registration on
    Wednesday 9 May and close at approximately 13.00 on Friday 11 May 2018.

    Topics will include:

    • Precision diagnostics and new clinical biomarkers
    • What determines the phenotype of mitochondrial diseases? 
    • Autophagy-mitophagy: is it important for mitochondrial disease?
    • Fission/fusion defects in mitochondrial disease: cause or effect?
    • Mitochondrial biogenesis: the key to therapy?
    • Gene editing to treat mitochondrial diseases
    • Clinical trials
    • Late-breaking clinical intervention studies

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  • Organisers / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Patrick Chinnery University of Cambridge, UK 

    Marni Falk
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA 

    Vamsi Mootha
    Harvard Medical School, USA 
    Jan Smeitink
    Radboud UMC, The Netherlands
    Anu Suomalainen
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Massimo Zeviani
    MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge,

    Confirmed speakers
    Ian Ganley
    University of Dundee, UK
    Michio Hirano Columbia University, USA
    Carla Koehler
    öran Larsson Karolinska
    Institutet, Sweden
    Haya Lorberboum-Galski
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
    David Pagliarini
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

    Holger Prokisch
    Institute of Human Genetics, Germany

    Julien Prudent
    MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, UK
    Shamima Rahman
    University College London, UK
    Elena Rugarli
    University of Cologne, Germany
    Orian Shirihai
    Boston University, USA
    Anu Suomalainen University of Helsinki,
    Rong Tian
    University of Washington, USA
    Patrick Yu-Wai-Man University of Cambridge,

    Conference organiser
    Lucy Criddle Wellcome Genome Campus, UK

  • Registration / Accommodation

    Registration Fees:

    Early Bird *
     (until 27 Feb)

    (from 28 Feb)

    Student No accommodation £274 £374
    Student On site twin accommodation £376 £476
    Student On site single accommodation £444 £544
    Academic No accommodation £374 £474
    Academic On site twin accommodation £476 £576
    Academic On site single accommodation £544 £644
    Commercial No accommodation £474 £574
    Commercial On site twin accommodation £576 £676
    Commercial On site single accommodation £644 £744

    * Owing to space constraints, the Early Bird discount rate is limited to 100

    The registration fee includes entrance to the lectures and poster
    sessions, an abstract book, meals (lunch and dinner) and refreshments
    during the conference. Breakfast will be provided for delegates who have
    booked accommodation.

    Registration deadlines
    Early Bird registration: 13 March 2018
    Standard registration: 17 April 2018

    Please note onsite accommodation has now sold out.

    Accommodation is provided for the nights of 9 and 10 May 2018. Please
    note: there is limited onsite accommodation and this will be allocated on
    a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early registration is

    If you wish to book onsite accommodation either side of the conference
    dates, please contact the Conference Centre directly.

    Travel visas
    Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
    travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
    confirmed registrants.

    Non-European Economic Area or Swiss nationals may be required to have a
    visa to enter the UK. 
    Early application is strongly advised, as this process can take 6-8 weeks
    or longer.

    Please visit the following websites for further information:
    UK Border Agency website:

    Information for general visitors and business visitors:

  • Abstracts

    We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the
    meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral
    presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.

    Abstracts will only be considered from registered delegates. Please use our online abstract submission system and follow the instructions given to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly. All abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. If you are intending to submit more than one abstract, please contact the conference organiser prior to registration.

    The scientific programme committee will assess your abstract after the
    deadline has passed and you will be notified whether you have been
    selected for an oral or poster presentation.

    Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0-
    portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the
    conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the

    Abstract deadline: 27 March 2018

    Abstract guidelines can be viewed here.

  • Bursaries

    A limited number of registration bursaries are available for PhD students
    to attend this conference (up to 50% of the standard registration fee)
    from Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences.

    The following documents will need to be provided:

    • Abstract
    • CV
    • Covering letter
    • Letter from supervisor

    To apply, please contact the conference organiser.

    Bursary deadline: Closed

    Additional funding opportunities
    our Funding webpage
    for additional funding opportunities currently

  • Sponsors

    We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting this