Zewail City to participate in Bioblast Conference on Mitochondrial Competence

Dr. Sameh Ali, director of Zewail City’s Center for Aging and Associated Diseases (CAAD), has been invited to participate in Bioblast 2012 - Conference on Mitochondrial Competence, which will be held from 10-12 December in Innsbruck, Austria. During the conference, Ali will present his latest research, as well as the progress made by Zewail City in establishing the CAAD. Ali has also been invited to join the Bioblast International Scientific Committee.

The Bioblast Conference is an international meeting of experts in the field of mitochondrial physiology in general, with a particular focus on mitochondrial medicine. The conference aims at extending the Mitochondrial Physiology Network, for initiating and strengthening collaborations in the diagnosis of mitochondrial function and dysfunction, ranging from sports science to oncology, oxidative stress, and patient diagnostics.

It is worth mentioning that the CAAD is using the OROBOROS-Oxygraph-2k, which is a unique state-of-the-art instrument designed for high resolution respirometry. This instrument, the first of its kind to be used in Africa, has unique specifications that set a new standard in bioenergetics, mitochondrial physiology, clinical research and diagnosis of mitochondrial pathologies.

For more information please visit: http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/Ali_2012_Abstract_Bioblast