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This meeting took place in 2016


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Mitochondria Communication (A4)
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Mitochondrial Dynamics (D2)


Organizer(s) Richard J. Youle and Gia K. Voeltz
April 3—7, 2016
Sheraton Steamboat Resort • Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Dec 2, 2015
Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 2, 2015
Discounted Registration Deadline: Feb 3, 2016

Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
Although the realm of mitochondrial dynamics continues to expand as discoveries mount regarding its importance in physiology and medicine, we still do not understand why it is crucial to maintain eukaryotic cell integrity, and we are only beginning to understand the molecular mechanisms and regulation involved. This topic is attracting more and more interest and an increasing number of investigators as the critical role of mitochondrial dynamics has been found very recently to impact innate immunity, cell division and chemoresistance. This Keystone Symposia meeting will thus highlight the latest advances in diverse disciplines including neurology, aging, cancer research, autophagy, membrane morphogenesis, structural biology and bioenergetics. The program groups the best senior and junior scientists in these disciplines to break down barriers between different fields of research and promote innovation. As the most important discoveries in mitochondrial dynamics lie ahead, the interactions at this meeting should play a key role in their advance.

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The meeting will begin on Sunday, April 3 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, April 7 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:15, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, April 8 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer

MONDAY, APRIL 4

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
* Richard J. Youle, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Bruce M. Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School, USA
White, Brown and Beige Fat: Basic Biology and a Novel Effector of Uncoupled Respiration

09:00—11:45
Architecture of the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
* Thomas Langer, CECAD Research Center, Germany
Mitochondrial Membrane Scaffolds and Phospholipid Trafficking

Nikolaus Pfanner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Mitochondrial Machineries for Protein Import and Assembly

Agnieszka Chacinska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland
Cellular Responses to Defects in Mitochondrial Protein Biogenesis

Luca Scorrano, University of Padova, Italy
Systemic Adaptation to Changes in Cristae Shape and Mitochondrial Dynamics

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Foyer
11:45—14:30
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunshine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunshine
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:30
Mitochondrial Fission and Fusion
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
Adam Frost, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Cryo-EM Structure of a Mitochondrial Dynamin-Adaptor Complex

Michael T. Ryan, Monash University, Australia
Characterization of Mammalian Adaptors in Mitochondrial Division

* Jodi Nunnari, University of California, Davis, USA
The Function of the MICOS Complex

Mickael Cohen, CNRS-UPMC, France
Short Talk: Tethering Ring Structures Trigger Mitochondrial Fusion

Henry N. Higgs, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA
Short Talk: Actin Filaments Target the Oligomeric Maturation of Drp1 to Mitochondrial Fission Sites

Andrew Stephen Moore, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Dynamic Actin Cycling through Mitochondrial Subpopulations Regulates Mitochondrial Network Morphology

19:30—20:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Sunshine

TUESDAY, APRIL 5

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
08:00—11:00
Mitochondrial-Organelle Contact Sites
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
William A. Prinz, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, USA
Lipid Transport to Mitochondria at Membrane Contact Sites

György Hajnóczky, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Trafficking of Calcium and ROS between Mitochondria and ER

* Gia K. Voeltz, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Multiple Dynamin Family Members Collaborate to Drive Mitochondrial Division

Maya B. Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Mapping Mitochondrial Contact Sites with Diverse Cellular Organelles

Alyssa Litwiller, University of Utah, USA
Short Talk: Identification of Machinery Required for Formation of Mitochondrial-Derived Compartments

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
11:00—12:00
Career Mentoring: Navigating Your Academic or Biotech Career

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
L. Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School, USA

Adam L. Hughes, University of Utah, USA

Ana J. García-Sáez, University of Tübingen, Germany

Bruce M. Spiegelman, Harvard Medical School, USA

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunshine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunshine
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Mitochondrial Motility
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
Thomas L. Schwarz, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, USA
Mitochondria, Motors and Mitosis

* Benedikt Westermann, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Mitochondrial Motility and Inheritance in Yeast

Robert S. Balaban, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, USA
The Mitochondria Reticulum of Muscle Cells

Brian Cunniff, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Miro1-Mediated Mitochondrial Distribution Contributes to Focal Adhesion Size, Membrane Protrusion and Cell Migration

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Sunshine

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
08:00—11:00
Mitochondria Biogenesis in Health and Disease
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
David C. Chan, California Institute of Technology, USA
Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics

* Andrew G. Dillin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mitochondria and Protein Folding and Aging

Orian S. Shirihai, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Nutrient Interaction with the Mitochondrial Motility Apparatus Regulate Mitochondrial Dynamics

Giovanni Manfredi, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Mitochondrial Involvement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

L. Stirling Churchman, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Synchronized Translation Programs across Cellular Compartments during Mitochondrial Biogenesis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
11:00—12:00
Meet the Editors

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
* Jodi Nunnari, University of California, Davis, USA

Nancy R. Gough, AAAS / Science, USA

Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou, Nature Cell Biology, UK

Petra Gross, Journal of Cell Science, UK

Andrea Leibfried, EMBO Journal, Germany

Sadaf Shadan, Nature, UK

Nick Fulcher, Nature Protocols, UK

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Sunshine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Sunshine
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:15
Mitochondria as Signaling Platforms
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
Nika N. Danial, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Mitochondria and Energy Metabolism in Disease States

* Heidi M. McBride, McGill University, Canada
A Role of Mitochondria in Peroxisomal Biogenesis

Sebastien Herzig, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Hilla Weidberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Short Talk: A Surprising Role for the Multidrug Resistance Response During Mitochondrial Protein Import Stress

Heather Weir, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Short Talk: Mitochondrial Plasticity is Required for AMPK-Mediated Longevity

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Sunshine

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
08:00—11:00
Mitochondrial Regulation and Cell Death
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
Ana J. García-Sáez, University of Tübingen, Germany
Mitochondrial Permeabilization by Bax at the Single Molecule Level

Siegfried Hekimi, McGill University, Canada
No Evidence that Mitochondrial Dysfunction Causes Animal Aging

* Stefan Jakobs, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Super-Resolution Microscopy of Bax-Mediated MOMP

Suzanne Hoppins, University of Washington, USA
Bax and Mitochondrial Dynamics

Isabella Straub, Montreal Neurological Institute-McGill University, Canada
Short Talk: The Role of the Mitochondrial Protein CHCHD10 in Neurodegenerative Disorders

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Mitochondrial Quality Control
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
Richard J. Youle, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Ubiquitin Signals on Mitochondria Promote Mitophagy via Autophagy Receptors

* Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara, University of Helsinki, Finland
Neural Pathophysiology upon Mitochondrial Disease

Hong Xu, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Translational Regulation of mtDNA Replication and Selection during Drosophila Oogenesis

Marta Vranas, McGill University, Canada
Short Talk: The Structural Basis for Parkin-Mediated Mitochondrial Quality Control

19:00—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)

Storm Peak/Mt. Werner
19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Foyer/Rainbow/Twilight
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Sunshine

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Merck & Co., Inc.

We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Seahorse Bioscience, a part of Agilent Technologies

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Pfizer Inc.


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