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Past Events > Bioenergetics in mitochondria, bacteria and chloroplasts

Bioenergetics in mitochondria, bacteria and chloroplasts

10—13 April 2013

Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Ebsdorfergrund, Germany

3rd Joint German/UK Bioenergetics Conference co-organized by the Biochemical Society and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics.



Meeting background 

The “3rd D/UK Bioenergetics Conference on Bioenergetics (DUKBEC) 2013” is a focused meeting co-organized by the Biochemical Society (UK) and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics (Frankfurt/Germany). It is going to be held in the castle of Rauischholzhausen, south of Marburg, Germany on 10-13 April 2013. As a third meeting of this kind the idea is to stimulate British/German collaborative research in bioenergetics. The meeting focuses on basic research about mitochondria, bacteria and chloroplasts and is divided into six different sessions. The sessions are dedicated to respiratory chain complexes, ATP synthase, mitochondrial morphology, membrane protein complexes in chloroplasts and on methods such as mass spectrometry and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. All invited speakers will contribute a review article to the Journal Biochemical Society Transactions, which is going to provide and sustain international visibility of the meetings’ content. 




  • Respiratory chain complexes (I, II, III and IV) in mitochondria and bacteria
  • ATP synthase 
  • Mitochondrial morphology
  • Membrane protein complexes in chloroplasts
  • Methods (MS, EPR and single crystal spectroscopy)



Abstract deadline: EXTENDED: 20 February 2013.

Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit a late abstract please contact the Conference Office.


Earlybird registration deadline: 13 March 2013.

Registration is now closed.


Sponsored free place application deadline: EXTENDED 20 February 2013

Free place applications are now closed. 

The Biochemical Society Poster Prize was awarded to Scott Jackson (University of Leeds, United Kingdom) for his poster entitled "Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of ligand binding and transport by the Na+-hydantoin transport protein, Mhp1".

Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.


Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.


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Bioenergetics in mitochondria, bacteria and chloroplasts has been approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 54 CPD credits.