Cardiolipin as Key Lipid of Mitochondria in Health and Disease
17 September 2013, Bari, Italy

[updated 07.06.2013]

Dear colleague,

The final program of the cardiolipin mini meeting in Bari is now available.

Bari is a beautiful old town facing the Adriatic in southern Italy.

A quick reminder. The cardiolipin minimeeting is a satellite of the 54th ICBL (International Conference on Bioscience of Lipids @
The cardiolipin session will start in the morning of September 17 and will end in the afternoon, about one hour before the opening of the main meeting.

At the minimeeting, Peter Slotte and Sergio Papa will welcome participants. We plan to have 6 speakers in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. There will be a quick lunch on site in between the morning and afternoon sessions.

This one-day-workshop will offer the opportunity to discuss various aspects of cardiolipin role in biomembranes. The workshop will address 3 main topics: 1) interactions with respiratory complexes and other mitochondrial proteins, 2) role in membrane dynamics and morphology, 3) structural and functional analogies with prokaryotic cardiolipins. With this program, we hope to raise the interest of many researchers interested in the mitochondrial biochemistry and physiology.

In the past months we have been looking for sponsorships; today, we are proud to announce that we got some financial help from the Barth Syndrome Foundation plus contributions from Bruker Daltonics and Avanti Polar Lipids. However, the meeting remains on a low budget and we are profondly grateful to all the invited speakers that will afford travel expenses to reach Bari.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Angela and Michael

Corcelli Schlame
Angela Corcelli
Professore associato di Fisiologia
Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche di Base,
Neuroscienze ed Organi di Senso
Università di Bari A. Moro
Bari, Italy
Michael Schlame
Associate Professor; Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
Departments of Anesthesiology and Cell Biology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, USA

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Scientific Programme

[updated 07.06.2013]

Invited Speakers:

  • Peter Bütikofer, Switzerland
  • Steven Claypool, USA
  • Norbert Dencher, Germany
  • William Dowhan, USA
  • Miriam Greenberg, USA
  • Axel Magalon, France
  • Andreas Reichert, Germany
  • Luca Scorrano, Italy
  • Takashi Tatsuta, Germany

  • Programme

    Morning session 9:00-13:00
    9:00-9:30 "Welcome/Introduction"
    Peter Slotte (ICBL president) and Sergio Papa (FEBS president)

    Cardiolipin and Performance of Respiratory Chain, chairman: Guenther Daum
    9:30-10:00 Cardiolipin-dependent stabilization of the yeast respirasome: Structure-Function relationships
    William Dowhan, Houston, USA

    10:00-10:30 "Interplay of cardiolipin, lipid composition and performance of OxPhos-supercomplexes in aging of evolutionary-distant organisms"
    Norbert A. Dencher, Darmstadt, Germany 10:30-11:00 "Perturbation of iron-sulfur biogenesis in cardiolipin deficient cells - Implications for Barth syndrome"
    Miriam Greenberg, Wayne State University, USA

    Coffee break 11:00-11:30

    Lipids and Proteins as Determinants of Cristae Morphology, chairman: Tom Haines
    11:30-12:00 "Mitochondrial cristae shape determines assembly of respiratory chain supercomplexes, efficiency of respiration and of cell growth"

    Luca Scorrano, Padova, Italy

    12:00-12:30 "Role of Mitofilin/MINOS complex in linking cardiolipin to cristae morphology in mammalian mitochondria"
    Andreas Reichert, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    12:30-13:00 "Composition matters (or does it) - A case study of cardiolipin"
    Steven M. Claypool, Baltimore, USA

    Lunch and posters 13:00-15:00

    Afternoon session 15:00-16:30

    Bacterial and Mitochondrial Cardiolipins Face to Face, chairman: George Carman
    15:00-15:30 "How does cardiolipin binding tune reactivity of a respiratory complex towards quinol?"
    Axel Magalon, Marseilles, France

    15:30-16:00 "The essential role of a bacterial-type cardiolipin synthase in a eukaryote"
    Peter Bütikofer, Bern, Switzerland

    16:00-16:30 "Catching shuttling lipids within mitochondria"
    Takashi Tatsuta, Köln, Germany


    [updated 10.01.2013]

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    [updated 12.07.2013]

    Lectures: 1 September
    Posters: 1 September
    Registration without lectures/ posters: no deadline

    The Venue/Accommodation

    [updated 07.06.2013]

    The congress will take place at the Sheraton Nicolaus Hotel & Conference Center in Bari, Italy (

    A list of Hotels is present in the 54th ICBL web site ( Please contact directly the selected Hotel.


    [updated 10.01.2013]

    Angela Corcelli
    Professore associato di Fisiologia
    Direttore Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi Sulla Pace
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche di Base, Neuroscienze ed Organi di Senso
    Università degli Studi A Moro G. Cesare, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Tel 0039 080 5448530, fax 0039 080 5448538