The 7 th International Conference of The Society for Mitochondria Research and Medicine, India titled “ Targeting Mitochondria in Health and disease” ‘Mitoconf-2018’ is being organized from the 28 th to 30 th November, 2018 in CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow. The purpose of Mitoconf-2018 is to foster research on basic science of mitochondria, mitochondrial pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Mitoconf-2018 will address cutting- edge advances Emerging Concepts in Mitochondrial Biology,Mitochondrial Medicine : Current Status and Future Prospects, Mitochondria : A Therapeutic Target Disease Biology, Mitochondria and Drug Discovery : The Road ahead.The three-day event will include plenary and invited lectures, flash talks and posters by a number of international/ national scientists featuring investigational biology, clinical aspects, and translational biomedical research.

Mitoconf-2018 will provide a common platform for assessment of the challenges associated with drug design and development in these areas. The major themes of the conference are 

(a) Understanding of mitochondrial biology in disease progression
(b) Advances in basic and translational mitochondrial research
(c) Mitochondria in evolution and development
(d) Targeting mitochondria for cancer prevention and treatment
(e) Mitochondria in metabolic and neurological disorders
(f) Mitochondria in stem cell and regeneration biology.