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The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology invites you to MitOX - an annual meeting in Oxford on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Throughout the day there will be short presentations from a range of speakers from Switzerland, Oxford, USA, Cambridge and Spain. A range of mitochondrial associated research areas will be discussed including; genetics, physiology, neurosciences and cancer.

The speakers include:

  • Thomas McWilliams (Dundee ) - Illuminating mitochondrial turnover and architecture in vivo
  • Edmund Kunji (Cambridge) - Mitochondrial transport proteins and related mitochondrial diseases 
  • Peggy Eis (Population Diagnostics, USA) - NUBPL genetics and    Parkinson’s disease
  • Simon Lord (Oxford ) - Metformin and breast cancer metabolism
  • Lisa Heather (Oxford) - Fatty acids and the Mitochondrion: Friend or Foe?"  
  • Damian Tyler (Oxford)  –  Imaging Human Metabolism Using Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance
  • Buzz Baum  (UCL) – Mitochondral evolution
  • Alex Whitworth (Cambridge) Drosophilia models of Parkinson's Disease
  • Jose Antonio Enriquez - (Zaragoza, Spain) Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA matching shapes metabolism and healthy ageing
  • Laurent Mouchiroud (Lausanne, Switzerland) Urolithin A induces mitophagy, improving fitness and lifespan
  • Konstantinos Lefkimmiatis (Oxford) Phosphatases are key determinants of compartmentalised cAMP/PKA signalling at the Outer Mitochondrial Membrane
  • Joerg Burgstaller, mtDNA segregation in heteroplasmic mouse models

The event programme for the day can be viewed here.

The registration fee is £25 and £10 (concessions for students and retired academics). Please register via

Short talk and poster abstracts should be submitted to: Deadline for submission is 18 November 2016.