Summary of Targeting Mitochondria 2023 Awards

1. Best Scientific Contribution Award:

Recipient: Dr. Naig Gueguen, Mitovasc Institute.
Topic: "How to Evaluate Mitochondrial Function."
Highlight: Dr. Gueguen's workshop delved into the study and analysis tools, markers, techniques, and diagnostic strategies for mitochondria, emphasizing the biochemical aspect of mitochondrial diseases.

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2. Best Short Oral Presentation Award:

Recipient: Sami Noujaim, University of South Florida, USA.
Topic: "Mitochondrial Involvement in Cardiac Electrophysiological Injury Due to Inhalation Exposure to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)."
Highlight: Dr. Noujaim explored the detrimental effects of vaping on ventricular electrophysiology, with a focus on mitochondrial remodeling and oxidative stress.

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3. Best Short Oral Presentation Award:

Recipient: Dr. Ioannis Tsichlis, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Topic: "Development of Mitochondria-Inspired Lipopolyplexes for Gene Delivery."
Highlight: Dr. Tsichlis introduced a novel mitochondrial-inspired nanosystem, highlighting its potential in gene therapy and its superior stability across different media.

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4. Best Poster Presentation Award for Young Investigator:

Recipient: Tatjana Kuen, Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
Topic: "Inhibitors of Fumarylacetoacetate Domain Containing Protein 1 (FAHD1) Induce Premature Cellular Senescence in Human Endothelial Fibroblasts in Vitro."
Highlight: The research delved into the role of FAHD1 in the TCA cycle and its potential to induce premature cellular senescence in HUVEC cells, with ongoing exploration of second-generation FAHD1 inhibitors.

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Each recipient has made notable contributions to mitochondrial research, and their works reflect the dedication and innovative approaches in the field. All our best wishes and Bravo.

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