Mitochondria and the Central Nervous System

Start date
December 17, 2012
End date
December 17, 2012
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health
London, UK

Mitochondrial dysfunctions; Diseases of the CNS; Mitochondrial genetic disease

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Preliminary Schedule

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

Social events

Following the days sessions, a poster session will take place with wine and light snacks.