Angers University welcomes the pioneer in mitochondrial medicine
2nd December 2015
The Mitochondrial Medicine Research
Centre (MMRC/PREMMi) is honored to
organize the symposium : « Mitochondrial
medicine, a challenge for tomorrow »
on December 2nd, 2015.
Chairman: Professor Douglas Wallace
- Mitochondrial medicine in the 21st century
Prof. Douglas Wallace (Philadelphia USA)
- How can plant studies contribute to mitochondrial medicine?
Prof. André Dietrich (Strasbourg, France)
- Mitochondrial dynamics and energy metabolism in metabolic diseases
Prof. Antonio Zorzano (Barcelona, Spain)
- Genetic landscape of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy: reflections on pathogenic mechanisms
Prof. Valerio Carelli (Bologna, Italy)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 from 9 am to 12:30 am.
UFR Santé (Université d’Angers) | Room: Amphi 200 (Rue Haute de Reculée, Angers, France)
Registration (free but compulsory): firstname.lastname@example.org (secretariat.premmi @ univ-angers.fr)
About the speakers:
- Professor Douglas Wallace from Pennsylvania University (Philadelphia, USA) has performed major discoveries in mitochondrial genetics. Member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, he has authored over 450 publications while working in the most important US Universities such as Yale, Stanford, Emory, Irvine and Pennsylvania. Currently he is managing the Center of Mitochondrial and Epigenomics Medicine at the Children Hospital in Philadelphia. He will present the perspectives of Mitochondrial Medicine in the 21stcentury.
In the afternoon of December 2nd Professor Douglas Wallace will be awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, in a ceremony organized by Angers University.
- Professor André Dietrich is Research Director at the CNRS in the Institute for Plants Molecular Biology of Strasbourg University (France). His research domain deals with the regulation and inverse genetics of plants mitochondria. His work aims at identifying mitochondrial mechanisms of genetic expression coordination, genome integrity maintenance and their role in mitochondrial physiology.
- Professor Antonio Zorzano is professor in molecular biology and biochemistry and research director at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine of Barcelona (Spain). His research activity focuses on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms involving mitochondria in the development of insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Professor Valerio Carelli is professor in neurology and director of the research laboratory in Neurogenetics of the University of Bologna (Italy) and Associate professor in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute of Los Angeles (USA), his research is centered on the key role of mitochondrial alterations in neuro-ophthalmological diseases.