Mitochondria and Metabolism in Health and Disease  

Suzhou, China  

Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2023

Abstract deadline: Sept 01, 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:


Invited Speakers:
Silvia Campello
, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Laura Greaves, Newcastle University
Min-Xin Guan, Zhejiang University
Jin Han, Inje University
Keiko Kono, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Hong Kyu Lee, Seoul National University College of Medicine
Karin Nowikovsky, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Emi Ogasawara, Osaka University
Koji Okamoto, Osaka University
David J. Pagliarini, Washington University in St. Louis
Valentina Perissi, Boston University
Pere PuigserverHarvard Medical School & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Leonid Sazanov, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Luca Scorrano, University of Padova
Orian Shirihai, University of California, Los Angeles
Ye Tian, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS
Li Yu, Tsinghua University
Zhuohua Zhang, Central South University
And more...

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials.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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