Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function
joint with Cell Death Pathways: Beyond Apoptosis
Organizer(s): Luca Scorrano and Jodi NunnariDate: March 19 - 24, 2012
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Mitochondria are no longer considered “only” as the cellular thermodynamic converter: mounting evidence implicates them as key organelles in cell signaling, proliferation, aging, disease and death. Indeed, our view of this organelle was profoundly altered with the discovery that mitochondria function within a connected network that is continuously remodeled by fusion and division events. This reality has sparked and accelerated new scientific discoveries through the intersection of different fields about the functional roles and molecular features of mitochondrial behaviors. The interaction between the cell death and mitochondrial dynamics fields is the best example of such interplay and has led to the discovery that modulators governing cell death and mitochondrial dynamics, respectively, are in fact interacting with one another. This Keystone Symposia meeting uniquely builds on this rich interdisciplinary interaction, which continues to provide novel insights into the mechanisms underlying mitochondrial behavior and mitochondrial-associated diseases. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Cell Death Pathways: Beyond Apoptosis, which will share a keynote address and two plenary sessions with this meeting.
Scholarship Deadline: November 17 2011
Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 17 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 21 2011
Discounted Registration Deadline: January 19 2012
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Grant No. 1R13GM100698-01
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