Charles Darwin House, London, UK
The homoeostasis of mitochondrial network depends on Mitophagy. This is a meticulous biological process by which dysfunctional mitochondria are targeted, degraded and cleared via the autophagic machinery. Mitochondria dictate the energetic balance of the cell acting as a proper 'engine' alongside serving as conduit for other fundamental physiological functions. A rigid mechanism of mitochondrial quality control is therefore essential to preserve the physiological pace of the cell system and the 'cleaning up' duty mediated by Mitophagy is pivotal for this.
This Hot Topic Event therefore highlights a subject topical in modern biomedicine by putting together the pinnacles of the world’s science on the subject and providing a complete picture of what is actually known of this fascinating and essential process.
This event will be a unique setting for instructive lectures and vibrant discussions to which senior and junior scientists interested in quality control regulation in the context of energy balance should attend and will be warmly welcomed.