The Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease has recently started publishing scientific podcasts. Three of them covered mitochondrial disease. Worth listening to if you are interested in scientific developments.

The JIMD is the official journal of the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, SSIEM.

It publishes results of original research and new or important observations pertaining to any aspect of inherited metabolic disease in humans and higher animals. This includes clinical, biochemical, genetic, experimental, methodological, theoretical, epidemiological, ethical and counselling aspects.

The JIMD also publishes reviews of important new developments or controversial issues relating to metabolic disorders.

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From disease mechanisms to therapeutic development

On the 30th of  November  to the 2nd of December 2020 the Wellcome Genome Campus in the UK will organise its fifth international scientific meeting on mitochondrial disorders and the search for novel effective therapies.

Mitochondrial disorders have emerged as a major cause of inherited human disease. Although the past decade has seen major advances in our understanding of their genetic basis and the underlying pathology, these findings have yet to translate into new therapies. There is a growing appreciation that new treatments will only emerge through a concerted collaboration between clinicians, laboratory scientists and the life sciences industry, based on a firm understanding of the disease mechanisms.

This conference will build new partnerships that harness our understanding of the disease mechanisms, accelerating the pace of effective treatments for mitochondrial diseases. This year’s meeting will include pre-clinical models for mitochondrial disease, an update on current clinical trials, a discussion on the importance on informatics and data sharing for precision medicine and regulatory guidance from a range of international agencies.

The meeting is aiming to bring together leaders in the field of translational mitochondrial medicine, with a programme designed to engage and inspire the next generation of mitochondrial researchers. The meeting attracts international participants interested in mitochondrial diseases, working in molecular genetics, biochemistry, pathology, and clinical medicine.

For information on the final programme, organisers, speakers, registration, abstracts, sponsors and a keynote lecture video from the 2019 meeting you may click here.

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