Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease  

Suzhou, China  

Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2023

Abstract deadline: Sept 22, 2023

Organized by:

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova

Quan Chen, Nankai University

Nika DanialHarvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Kaori Ishikawa, University of Tsukuba

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health & Disease 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 Oct 30, and will conclude after lunch on Nov 3, 2023.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Mitochondria biology, particularly concerning metabolism, aging and cancer. Many short 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:

Luca Scorrano, University of Padova

Douglas Wallace, University of Pennsylvania


Invited Speakers:

Paolo Bernardi, University of Padova

Silvia Campello, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Francesco Cecconi, Danish Cancer Society Research Center

Heping Cheng, Peking University

Quan Chen, Nankai University

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

Laura Greaves, Newcastle University

Min-Xin Guan, Zhejiang University

Jin Han, Inje University

Yuki Hanada, Rikkyo University

Kaori Ishikawa, University of Tsukuba

Hui Jiang, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Hong Kyu Lee, Seoul National University College of Medicine

Karin Nowikovsky, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Emi Ogasawara, Osaka University

Koji Okamoto, Osaka University

Eunyong Park, University of California, Berkeley

Valentina Perissi, Boston University

Pere Puigserver, Harvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Erin Seifert, Thomas Jefferson University

Orian Shirihai, University of California, Los Angeles

Ye Tian, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS

Zhuohua Zhang, Central South University

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract submission deadline to be considered for selection. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the meeting organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be informed via email 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 oral or poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected for fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards during the meeting. For more details, please visit  

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in 2023.

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