Emerging Trends & Strategies: 15th World Congress 2024


Join us in Berlin from October 29-31, 2024, for the 15th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria. 

Targeting Mitochondria 2024: New Visionary Approaches

The President of the World Mitochondria Society, Volkmar Weissig, and the Chairman of the Scientific Board, Marvin Edeas, have highlighted the complexities involved in curating an agenda and identifying suitable speakers as significant challenges. In response, they are adopting a progressive and "out of the box" perspective.

Volkmar Weissig and Marvin Edeas aim to take an unconventional approach by concentrating on Emerging Trends and Strategies in mitochondrial research. To this end, they have selected topics such as exosomes and extracellular vesicles, the application of artificial intelligence, the mitochondria-microbiota interplay, the role of mitochondria in photomedicine, and exploratory discussions on the incorporation of Chinese medicine principles.

Summary of the Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 29, 2024: Mitochondria Workshop 

  • Workshop Title: “How to Evaluate Mitochondria Function? Bridging Theory and Practice” 
  • Led by: Dr. Naïg Gueguen, MitoVasc Institute, Angers University Hospital Center, France.
  • Focus on methodologies and techniques for assessing mitochondrial function accurately.

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 30, 2024: Keynote and Sessions

Keynote Presentation: “The Mitochondrial Kingdom: Historical Moments, Evolutionary Insights, Current Understanding, and Future Projections.”

Session 1: Mitochondrial Biodynamics in Health and Diseases

  • Topics include mitochondrial mitophagy and biogenesis, mitochondria in cancer, aging, cell communication, and the interconnections between iron, ferritin, and mitochondria.

Session 2: Evaluation and Quality Control of Mitochondrial Function

  • Highlights innovations in mitochondrial function measurement, real-time visualization techniques, new monitoring devices, and quality control mechanisms.

Day 3 - Thursday, October 31, 2024: Continuing Sessions and Concluding Remarks

Session 3: 15th World Mitochondria Society Meeting on Emerging Trends and Strategies

  • Covers exosomes and extracellular vesicles, AI in research, mitochondria-microbiota interplay, updates on mitochondria in photomedicine, and considerations of Chinese medicine.

Session 4: Mitochondrial Medicine 2024: From Bench to Bedside

  • Focuses on practical applications like mitochondrial transplantation, transfer & tunneling nanotubes, pharmaceutical approaches, and the latest clinical studies targeting mitochondria.

Concluding Remarks & Awards:

  • Summarizing key takeaways, next steps in mitochondrial research, and recognizing outstanding contributions.

Learn more about the program.

It will be a great pleasure to meet you in Berlin next October for this exciting congress!


Prof. Volkmar WeissigProf. Volkmar Weissig
President of the World Mitochondria Society
Midwestern University, USA
On behalf of the WMS Scientific Board


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