The role of Mitochondria in Liver Regeneration

Jiri Neuzil

Prof. Jiri Neuzil from Griffith University, Australia will join the Targeting Mitochondria 2023 congress which will be held on October 11-13, 2023 in Berlin, Germany, and will present a talk entitled "The role of Mitochondria in Liver Regeneration".

Prof. Neuzil focuses on the role of mitochondria in cancer. Major projects of his laboratory are mitochondria as a target for cancer therapy; horizontal transfer of mitochondria; the role of respiratory complexes in the biology and function of mitochondria; role of metabolic switch in malignant transformation and tissue regeneration. He developed a novel anti-cancer drug, mitochondrially targeted tamoxifen (MitoTam), an analogue of tamoxifen tagged with a delocalized cation (triphenylphosphonium) that preferentially targets the inner mitochondrial membrane of cancer cells, interfering with mitochondrial respiratory complex I. MitoTam has recently underwent Phase I/Ib clinical trial with efficacy against renal cell carcinoma.

Prof. Neuzil obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Microbiology in Prague, then he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, Australia. After 3 years at the University of Munich as a Junior Group Leader and one year as a visiting researcher at the University of Linkoping (Sweden), he got the position of Senior lecturer in 2002 (later on Associate Professor and Professor) at Griffith University in Southport, Qld, Australia. Since 2006, he is a Group Leader at the Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. He has published over 245 scientific papers and his HI is 62.

Join Targeting Mitochondria 2023 to learn more about Prof. Neuzil's talk. 

Targeting Mitochondria 2023 Congress
October 11-13, 2023 - Berlin, Germany

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