This page is intended to help ensure the mitochondrial community are aware of forthcoming events which may be of interest to them.

The NHS Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mitochondrial Diseases of Adults and Children cannot endorse or be responsible for the content of any of the courses advertised below.

Mouse models of mitochondrial DNA disease; theory and practice

29th and 30th April 2024

Advance at MRC Harwell

Harwell Campus

OX11 0RD

MRC MitoCluster is organising a 2-day course covering the basics of mitochondrial DNA genetics and engineering in human diseases and mouse models. The practical component of this course will include techniques such as pyrosequencing, COX/SDH staining and seahorse assays, demonstrated by experts at the forefront of mitochondrial research. 

More details, including how to book your place, are available via this link 

Oxford Mitochondrial Diseases Study Day

10th May 2024 09:30 -16:30

Unipart House Business Centre, Garsington Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2PG

This Clinical Study Day, run by the Oxford Mitochondrial Diseases Team in partnership with the The Lily Foundation, is aimed at all professionals working with patients (adults and children) with Mitochondrial Disease. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Geneticists, Therapists and all trainees.

The study day costs £50 and a light lunch will be provided.

For any questions please contact

To make a booking please go to

UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium 2024

Save the Date - June 26th - 29th 2024

Hilton Hotel, Downtown Cleveland

UMDFs Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium provides an international stage for leaders in the field of mitochondria and offers programs to inspire the next generation of researchers. You will learn about the latest developments in the field of mitochondrial medicine, including industry advancements, potential treatments, therapies and cutting edge research. The event also gives the scientific communities the unique experience of engaging with affected patients to better understand symptoms and work faster towards a cure.

There is also a programme of sessions designed for patients and families.

Full details can be found here.

10th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

10th EAN Congress Helsinki 2024

June 29-July 2, 2024, Helsinki

Congress Venue - Messukeskus, Expo Plaza Main Entrance, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland

Our overarching theme is ‘Neuromodulation: advances and opportunities in neurological diseases’ and we have put together a range of workshops and plenary sessions addressing this subject. Leading specialists will tackle hot topics in invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation in movement and cognitive disorders, chronic pain, and refractory epilepsy.

The current state and future directions of neuromodulation will be addressed with relevant questions such as which techniques are available as diagnostic tools or therapeutic interventions; how to precisely target specific cortical regions, deep brain structures and head nerves for therapeutic purposes; and how to advance neuromodulation into new areas of neurology such as chronic minimally conscious state or limb prosthesis.

The overarching theme will be the focus of several sessions, with something for every category of participant, from trainees to specialists, for both clinicians and scientists.   

Mitochondria in Life, Death and Disease

16th - 20th September 2024

Landshut (near Munich), Germany

This FEBS/EMBO Lecture Course will cover several diverse and prevalent topics related to mitochondrial biology in different model organisms. It will include recently developed tools to investigate and manipulate these complex organelles and will be organised in the following five sessions:

1. Mitochondrial biogenesis

2. Mitochondria and metabolism

3. Mitochondrial dynamics and quality control

4. Mitochondrial communication and contact sites

5. Engineering mitochondrial function

PhD students and postdocs will have several opportunities to meet and discuss their research with a diverse audience in an informal setting during "meet the PI" sessions, round table discussions and poster presentations.

For more info, including how to apply, please follow this link

Targeting Mitochondria 2024: New Visionary Approaches

October 28th - 30th 2024

Berlin, Germany

The 15th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria is set to take place in Berlin from October 28-30, 2024, promising a platform for front-line discussions and major insights into mitochondrial research.

Prof. Volkmar Weissig, president of the World Mitochondria Society stated: "In this 15th edition, we'll explore the fundamental and mechanistic research of mitochondria. But what really sets this year apart is our special focus on how mitochondria can be applied in real-world medical settings. We'll be exploring how these tiny powerhouses have the potential to completely transform the future of healthcare, making this congress a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bridge the gap between scientific understanding and practical medical advancements.”

For more information and the full programme please visit -

AussieMit 2024

26th - 30th November 2024

Melbourne, Australia

AussieMit 2024 is the 8th biennial AussieMit conference for mitochondrial research. Previous conferences have included a diverse clinical and scientific program, covering clinical and basic mitochondrial disease research, mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, mitochondrial metabolism and aging, mitochondrial stress and quality control, basic mitochondrial biology and model systems for mitochondrial research.

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