Time to Euromit 2023
Young Investigators Meeting
Bologna Volvo Congress – June 10, 2023
The Young Investigators Meeting is going to be an amazing occasion for young investigators to meet personalities in the field of mitochondrial pathology.
The meeting is a joint collaboration between Euromit 2023 and Mitocon, the Italian Patients’ Association.
One of the sessions will be dedicated to oral presentations of young investigators (35 years old or less) chosen between those who submitted an abstract for Euromit 2023. The choice will be communicated at the beginning of May (the exact date will be announced soon). The other abstracts will be discussed during a round table that will bring together all young investigators, present professionals, and editors in an engaging discussion.
The idea of the Young Investigator Meeting comes from a group of young researchers and clinicians. Their desire to be involved, share knowledge and collaborate to create an international network, led to the foundation of a Committee of 10 members, from the Czech Republic, France, Italy, and Spain.
The goal is to repeat the experience of the Young Investigator Meeting around the world and to contribute to the growth of the next generation of researchers and clinicians.
Price: the Meeting is included in all registration fees.
Scientific Programme Committee
Aleksandra Markovic, Department of Bioenergetics, Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic
Alessia Di Donfrancesco, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
Andrea Cavaliere, IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Claudio Fiorini, IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Giada Capirossi, Department of Biomedical And Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna; IRRCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Maria Illescas, Department of Rare, Neuromuscular and Mitochondrial Disorders, Fundación Investigación 12 de Octubre, Madrid
Melanie Abou-Ali, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Nice, France
Piervito Lopriore, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Neurological Clinic, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Sandra Lopez, Department of Rare, Neuromuscular and Mitochondrial Disorders, Fundación Investigación 12 de Octubre, Madrid
Willian Meira, Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Nice, France
09.00 – 10.00 – Registration
10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome from the Committee
10:15 – 11:15 – Session 1: Basic Science
Moderator: Cristina Ugalde
10:15 – 10:35 – Talk 1 – Luisa Iommarini: Two ways, same target: what can we learn from TMEM126A?
10:35 – 10:45 – Talk 2 – TbC
10:45 – 10:55 – Talk 3 – (TbC)
10:55 – 11:15 – Discussion
11:15-12:15 – Session 2: Translational Research
Moderator: Valeria Tiranti
11:15 – 11:35 – Talk 1, Alessandro Prigione: How to capture mitochondrial phenotypes in stem cells and organoids model
11:35 – 11:45 – Talk 2, Claudio Fiorini: Recessive MECR pathogenic variants cause a LHON-like optic neuropathy
11:45 – 11:55 – Talk 3, Pesini Alba: Cultured neurons with CoQ10 deficiency reveal alterations of lipid metabolism
11:55 – 12:15 – Discussion
12:15 – 13:15 – Session 3: Progress in Therapies
Moderator: Valerio Carelli
12:15- 12:35 – Talk 1, Michal Minczuk
12:35 – 12:45 – Talk 2, Pilar Gonzalez-Garcia: Therapeutic interventions to regulate the Q-junction, 1C metabolism and the neuroinflammatory response
12:45 – 12:55 – Talk 3 – Walker Brittni Rae (TbC): CNS gene therapy in a mouse model of complex I encephalopathy
12:55-13:15 – Discussion
13:15 – 14:30 – Lunch
2:30 – 16:30 – Session 3: Round Table Poster Session with editor
Active discussion of posters with the participation of journals Editors, available for Q&A:
- Shamima Rahman (JIMD)
- Rita Horvath (Brain)
- Zeljko Durdevic (EMBO Mol Med)
- Coffee Break (during the poster session)
16:30 – 18:00 – Mentoring Session by invited speakers
Invited speakers will host a non-scientific session with a discussion about career planning, publishing, etc.
16:30 – 17:00 Luca Scorrano
17:00 – 17:30 Shamima Rahman
17:30 – 18:00 Cristina Ugalde
18:00 End of the day