May 9th - 11th 2018
Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
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.
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
programme is available.
Organisers and 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,
Ian Ganley University of Dundee, UK
Michio Hirano Columbia University, USA
Carla Koehler UCLA, USA
Nils-Göran Larsson Karolinska
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,
Lucy Criddle Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
Registration and accommodation
|Early Bird *
(until 27 Feb)
|Student||On site twin accommodation||£376||£476|
|Student||On site single accommodation||£444||£544|
|Academic||On site twin accommodation||£476||£576|
|Academic||On site single accommodation||£544||£644|
|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
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.
Contact the conference organiser if you require a letter to support a
travel visa application. Please note: letters will only be provided to
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
Please visit the following websites for further information:
UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
Information for general visitors and business visitors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/business/business-activities/
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:
- 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
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.