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Mitochondrial dysfunctions; Diseases of the CNS; Mitochondrial genetic disease
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9:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 11:00 Opening Keynote: Thomas Langer, Institute, of Genetics, Cologne
Mitochondrial quality control and disease of the CNS
11:00 - 11:30 Catherine Hall, University College of London
Energy Supply in the Brain
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:30 Helene Plun Favreau, University College of London
Mitochondrial proteins and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
12:30 - 13:00 Kenneth Smith, University College of London
Mitochondrial dysfunction in demyelinating disease
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 Alex Whitworth, University of Sheffield
Modelling neurodegenerative diseases 'in drosphila'
14:30 - 15:00 Paul Chapple (Barts), William Harvey Research Institute
Sacsin and cerebellar ataxia
15:00 - 15:15 Lars Dreier, UCLA
Mechanism of parkin-dependent degradation of defective mitochondria
15:15 - 15:30 Laura Osellame, University College London
Accumulation of damaged mitochondria in Gaucher Disease is due to defective cellular degradation machinery
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:15 Gabriele Saretzki, Newcastle University
Does telomerase protect mitochondria in neurons?
16:15 - 16:30 Frank Hirth, King's College London
Alternative oxidase rescues mitochondria-mediated dopaminergic cell loss in drosophila
16:30 - 17:30 Closing Keynote: Massimo Zeviani
Incoming director of the Medical Research Council of Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, UK
Mitochondrial genetic disease and the CNS
17:30 - 19:00 Poster Reception
Following the days sessions, a poster session will take place with wine and light snacks.