In the last two decades it has become apparent that mitochondria perform a multitude of functions to maintain cellular homeostasis, all of which are intimately linked to bioenergetics. New cutting edge technology, novel molecular tools and mitochondrially targeted therapeutics developed in the past five years have made it possible to more accurately and deeply probe mitochondrial function and have dramatically altered the study of bioenergetics under physiological conditions.
Our knowledge of the mechanisms by which mitochondrial function is regulated and its contribution to cellular homeostasis is also rapidly expanding. However, these advances are generally made in the context of a specific pathology or organ system and are not always widely recognized by investigators studying a different pathology. Further, a great gap in knowledge still exists in translating mitochondrial measurement to human studies.
The goal of the “Physiological Bioenergetics- from Bench to Bedside” conference is to bring together experts studying varied facets of bioenergetics across disciplines and in the context of different pathologies to share their most recent findings and to discuss strategies to advance the field of “mitochondriology” into translational and clinical studies. This is a “”must attend”” conference for a researcher at any stage of their career who is interested in studying mitochondrial function or integrated bioenergetics.