2018 The Skirball Institute's 19th Annual Symposium

                                    Mitochondria: The Thread of Life

Mitochondria are dynamic organelles with diverse functions that extend well beyond energy production. The emerging view highlights mitochondria as a signaling platform that promotes many cellular processes, tissue integrity, and organ function. On the other hand, mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with numerous diseases, including metabolic syndromes, neurodegeneration, cancer, and aging. The Skirball Symposium “Mitochondria: The Thread of Life” aims to bring together a number of leading scientists to present their latest work on mitochondrial dynamics, quality control, inheritance, energetics and its role in physiology and disease.

Friday, September 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Farkas Auditorium

NYU Langone Health
550 First Ave., New York, NY


The 2018 Skirball Symposium is open to the public.
Registration is not required.

Symposium Program:  


8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast - Outside Farkas Hall

9:30 AM

Ruth Lehmann, PhD
- Director, The Skirball Institute

9:40 AM

"Using functional genomics to understand mitochondrial metabolism"
David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD - Whitehead Institute and MIT, Cambridge, MA, HHMI 

10:20 AM

"Orchestrating aging across a troubled soma"
Andrew Dillin, PhD - UC Berkeley, CA, HHMI 

11:00 AM

Coffee Break - Outside of Farkas Hall

11:25 AM

"Role for mitochondrial quality control during yeast cell division in aging"
Liza Pon, PhD - Columbia University, NY

12:05 PM

"Repercussions of the unruly behaviors of the mitochondrial genome"
Patrick H. O’Farrell, PhD - UCSF, CA 

12:45 PM

Lunch Break 

2:45 PM

"High resolution Cryo-EM of energy-converting membrane protein complexes"
Werner Kühlbrandt, PhD - Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany

3:25 PM

"Mitochondrial Behavior"
Jodi Nunnari, PhD - UC Davis, CA

4:05 PM

Coffee Break - Outside of Farkas Hall

4:45 PM

"Mitochondrial Stress Signaling in Disease, Aging and Immunity"
Gerald S. Shadel, PhD - Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA

5:25 PM

"Parkinson's disease and ALS genetically linked to Mitochondrial Fidelity and Selective Autophagy"
Richard J. Youle, PhD - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 

6:05 PM

Closing Remarks



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