Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease 

Suzhou, China 

November 15-November 19, 2021

Abstract deadline: October 8, 2021

Organized by:

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova

Nika Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Kaori Ishikawa, University of Tsukuba

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute for Biological Sciences

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease  which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday November 15, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 19, 2021.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Mitochondria and Metabolism. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:

1.Mitochondrial biogenesis

2.Structure of energy-conserving complexes

3.Mitochondria and metabolism

4.Mitochondria in calcium signaling

5.Mitochondrial dynamics

6.Mechanistic basis of mitochondrial diseases

7.Mitochondrial protein homeostasis and quality control

8.Mitophagy and inflammation

9.Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression

10.Mitochondrial stress response and aging

11.Mitochondrial channels

12.Mitochondria in cell death and cancer

Keynote Speakers:

Jodi Nunnari, University of California, Davis

Luca Scorrano, University of Padova

Invited Speakers:

Shiori Akabane, Rikkyo University

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova

Quan Chen, Nankai University

Patrick Chinnery, MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

Nika Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Kaori Ishikawa, University of Tsukuba

Lawrence Kazak, Mcgill University

Myung-Shik Lee, Yonsei University College of Medicine

Ying Liu, Peking University

Maria Mittelbrunn, Molecular Biology Department, Universidad Autónoma

Ling Qi, University of Michigan Medical School

Narie Sasaki, Nagoya University

Agnel Sfeir, NYU School of Medicine

Orian Shirihai, University of California, Los Angeles

Zhiyin Song, Wuhan University

Anu Suomalainen, University of Helsinki

Xiaodong Wang, National Institute for Biological Sciences

Fan-Yan Wei, Tohoku University

Shigeru Yanagi, Gakushuin University

Maojun Yang, Tsinghua University

And more...

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit  

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November, 2021.


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