Mechanism of Membrane-Tethered Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis

Targeting Mitochondria 2021 Antoni BarrientosDr. Antoni Barrientos from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA will give a presentation entitled "Mechanism of Membrane-Tethered Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis".

The main research interest of their laboratory is on the basic mechanisms that govern the biogenesis of mitochondrial protein complexes in health, disease and aging. They are most specifically interested in the assembly and function of the mitochondrial translation machinery and of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation system components, involved in biological energy transduction.

The study of mitochondria is now a very “hot issue” for both basic and clinical research. Mitochondria are not only the “energy factories” of the cell but they also house a multiplicity of pathways that serve to regulate cellular life and death. Importantly, mitochondria are involved in prevalent human diseases of wide social impact, most notably neurodegenerative disorders, but also in cancer and the aging process.


Targeting Mitochondria 2021 Congress
October 27-29, 2021 - Berlin & Online