The Biophysical Society's Subgroups hold symposia that allow attendees to meet and interact within focused areas. This year’s subgroup symposia will be held on the first day of the Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 2, 2019. The Saturday Subgroup programs are heavily attended and include exciting scientific symposia, awards presentations, student and postdoc talks, and business meetings, which are open to members of each subgroup. 

To view a subgroup's 2019 symposium program, click on the subgroup's name. 
Subgroup programming details will be posted as they become available. 

For those attending subgroup symposia, registration will be open on Friday and Saturday for badge pick-up prior to the subgroup sessions. Registration for the Annual Meeting is required to attend the subgroup symposia.


For more information on subgroups and how to join, click here

Bioenergetics, Mitochondria, and Metabolism

Subgroup Co-Chairs: Nelli Mnatsakanyan, Pensylvania State University College of Medicine, USA and Ildikò Szabò, Università di Padova, Italy

Symposium Time:  1:30-5:30 PM EST

Symposium Room:  103C

Business Meeting:  5:15 - 5:30 PM EST

Symposium Title: Multifaceted Role of Mitochondria in Health and Disease

Co-Chairs: Drs. Alicia Kowaltowski and Nuno Raimundo


1:35 PM Amalia Dolga, University of Groningen, Netherlands
The Neuroprotective Role of Mitochondrial Transfer in Ferroptosis


2:00 PM Victor Faundez, Emory University, USA
Regulation of the Secretome by Mitochondria


2:25 PM Michela Carraro, Università di Padova, Italy
Disentangling the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition


2:50 PM Nuno Raimundo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mitochondria-Lysosomes, A World Beyond Mitophagy


3:30 PM Polina Lishko, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Sperm Energetics in Fertility and Contraception


3:55 PM Dhanendra Tomar, Wake Forest University, USA
Beyond Calcium Uniporter: MICU1's Impact on Mitochondrial Cristae and Ultrastructure 


4:20 PM Alicia Kowaltovski, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Mitochondrial Ion Transporters as Sensors and Regulators in Energy Metabolism

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