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Bioblast 2012

Conference on Mitochondrial Competence

Mitochondrial Oroboros by Odra Noel
Dear participants of Bioblast 2012, dear members of the OROBOROS O2k-Network, dear Gentle Scientists:
You all - being able to participate in 2012 or expressing an interest in attending a future Bioblast Conference - contributed to make Bioblast 2012 a special event in the spirit of the 'Oroboros' - Cooperation and Feedback in Science.
Quality is our mission, science is our passion.
The O2k-Team wants to thank you for making possible a meeting that may have originated as a common dream and may continue as a common vision. Bioblast 2012 was a singular event. With your contributions to the O2k-Network, Bioblast will re-emerge at another special occasion. We are looking forward to the next Bioblast on the horizon.

Bioblast 2012: Conference on Mitochondrial Competence

A Mitochondrial Festival in the Spirit of Gentle Science
Artist: Bernd Weinmayer; Photo: Philipp Gradl
2012 December 10th to 12th, Innsbruck, Austria
Book of abstracts
Open Access - File:MiPNet17.13 Bioblast2012 Programme.pdf 

  • Mitochondrial life style - from evolution to protective medicine
  • Mitochondria at the top of life - their big role in sports
  • History of science - the roots of innovation: From fierce competition to ‘Gentle Science’
  • Mitochondrial networks without borders - Do we need a Mitochondrial Global Network?

Feedback from participants

  • I would like to thank you and the Oroboros team for the amazing O2k - Workshop and meeting (Bioblast) in Innsbruck. It was a great opportunity to discuss and present my work. I hope see you soon in the next mitochondria meeting! Nivea Amoedo
  • I would just like to echo all the sentiments and thank you for the invitation and hosting the wonderful mitochondrial conference that was Bioblast 2012! Great science, great venue, great people, and great fun. I look forward to MiPconference 2013 - Comparative Mitochondrial Physiology in Obergurgl. Robby Jacobs
  • Thank you so much for a wonderful experience during my recent visit to Austria. It was an honor to participate in the workshop and share my views on Gentle Science as well as my ongoing research at the Bioblast Conference. The link to the 2-minute video can be found at Please share it with others (and post on the Gentle Science webpage) since many at the conference requested for their viewing and use. Wishing you and your family (and O2k family) a very merry Christmas and a Bioenergetic (:-)) new year. Best Wishes in the holiday season. Shilpa Iyer
  • I would like to thank you and your colleagues once more for organizing such an amazing meeting, it was really a great event. We appreciated it very much. Zuzana Cervinkova
  • Dear Erich, Verena and the rest of the team at Oroboros, it was a wonderful conference, great from organization to locations to content. I hope that the 'art event' on Thursday also went very well. Thank you for all you did to make such an unforgettable event. Lots of kisses from London, Ana/Odra and Nick. Nick Lane, Odra Noel
  • Dear Erich, back home, I want to thank you most warmly for the excellent organization and interesting scientific programme of the Bioblast Conference. I really enjoyed being there. I take this opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, Lech. Lech Wojtczak
  • Thanks to you and your team for creating such an interesting and inspirational meeting both scientifically, culturally and socially! All the best, and Merry Christmas, Karl! Karl Tronstad
  • Erich, I just wanted to say thanks for organizing such a great event. I really enjoyed my time in Austria and had some wonderful Science conversations while also catching-up with many friends. Thanks again, Graham. Graham Holloway
  • This is only to say you that the Bioblast Conference was excellent. We enjoyed the lectures and the people in this meeting. Best regards, Dario. Dario Acuna-Castroviejo
  • Dear Erich, it was really wonderful to meet you and to enjoy the two great Oroboros events in Austria. Not only the scientific programs were great, the cultural events were fun and enriching. I learned a lot, and look forward to collaborate closely with you and other members in the network. Thank you so much for giving me this great opportunity. I look forward to see you in Innsbruck in January. Best personal wishes to all members in your excellent team. Cheers, Sameh! Sameh Ali
  • I just want to thank you again for giving me the absolute wonderful opportunity to come out to Austria again, as a guest tutor and presenter for the Bioblast conference. You and your team did an amazing job at organizing both events! I can't thank you enough; overall, the experience was fantastic, and importantly, the ability to strengthen existing relationships and make wonderful new ones are my favorite memories. All the best, Catherine. Catherine Le
  • I just wanted to thank you again for inviting me to Innsbruck. I had a (Bio)blast! I look forward to our continued work together, Bret. Bret Goodpaster
  • Thanks again for hosting such a great meeting! I really had a wonderful time and tremendously enjoyed both the science and the friendship (and the art!). Cheers, Russ. Russel Hepple
  • Thanks for a great Bioblast conference and associated meeting festivities! Steven Hand
  • 'Herzliche Gratulation zu Deinem tollen Kongress! (Congratulations for your great congress!) Martin Burtscher
  • It was a pleasure to be part of the Bioblast 2012 conference, great organization, fantastic scientific programme, and wonderful social and cultural events. I want to thank you and the Oroboros team for make it possible and let me be part of it. Pablo Garcia-Roves
  • Bioblast/Gentle Science was a great success. Would not want to miss it for anything in this world. Shilpa Iyer
  • As I wrote to Mario this morning, all of you made a great job during this meeting. Frédéric Bouillaud

Scientific programme

» File:MiPNet17.13 Bioblast2012 Programme.pdf
Beginning: December 10, 17:00 Welcome Dinner at Hotel Grauer Bär
Beginning of the end: December 12, 18:30 Reception, Gala Dinner and Concert at Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Aerobic capacity - a world-wide topic
Bioblasts in thin air
Richard Altmann - 118 years ago: The Bioblasts (1894)
  • Representatives of National and International Mitochondrial Societies introduce their organizations

Mitochondrial festival programme

MiPArt by Odra Noel
Bioblast 2012 MiPArt Exhibition - Light in the Powerhouse of the Cells
Odra Noel (London) and Richard Agreiter (Steinberg am Rofan), personal introduction by the artists
Time: 2012-12-11, 20:00
Location: Filou, Stiftgasse 12, Medieval City Centre of Innsbruck
MiPArt 12 - see also Richard Agreiter and Odra Noel and MiPArt 06

2012-12-12: Gala dinner in Crystal World of Swarovski
2012-12-12, 21:30: Piano concert by Uwe Kliemt - TEMPO GIUSTO in memory of Willem Retze Talsma >>Abstract


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Darío Acuña-Castroviejo (Universidad de Granada, ES) >>Abstract

Eva Albertini (University of Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Sameh S Ali (Helmy Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Zewail City for Science & Technology, ET) >>Abstract

Nivea Dias Amoedo (Medical Biochemistry Institute, Rio de Janeiro, BR) >>Abstract

Andreas Birkenfeld (Charitè, Berlin, DE)

Frédéric Bouillaud (Universite Paris Descartes , Paris, FR) >>Abstract

Robert Boushel (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DK)

Michael Breitenbach (Salzburg University, AT) >>Abstract

Guy Brown (University of Cambridge, UK) >>Abstract

William Burhans (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, US)

Johannes Burtscher (University of Innsbruck, Department of Pharmacology, AT) >>Abstract

Martin Burtscher (University of Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Enrico Calzia (Universitätsklinikum Ulm, DE) >>Abstract

Ondrej Capek (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT)

Ugo Carraro (University of Padua, IT) >>Abstract

Miroslav Cervinka (Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, CZ)

Zuzana Cervinkova (Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, CZ) >>Abstract

Adam Chicco (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US) >>Abstract

Christos Chinopoulos (Semmelweis University, Budapest, HU) >>Abstract - >>Abstract #2

Carolina Doerrier (Universidad de Granada, ES) >>Abstract

Michael R Duchen (University College London, UK) - UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research >>Abstract

Dominika Dudzinska (University of Lodz, PL) >>Abstract

Andrea Eigentler (Daniel Swarovski Research Laboratory, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Germaine Escames (Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Granada, ES)

Mario Fasching (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT) Meet the expert: O2k-Fluorometry - a MitoCom project. >>Abstract

Michael Fischer (Department of Orthopaedics, Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Mona Fontana-Ayoub (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT)

Antonio Galina (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BR) >>Abstract

Pablo Garcia-Roves (Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, ES)

Anders Garlid (Portland State University, Oregon, US) >>Abstract

Keith Garlid (Portland State University, Oregon, US) >>Abstract

Harald Gohm (Standortagentur Tirol, Innsbruck, AT)

Erich Gnaiger (Medical University Innsbruck, AT) - OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS; MitoCom; Mitochondrial Physiology Society >>Abstract

Bret Goodpaster (University of Pittsburgh, US)

Lukas Gradl (software security networks, Innsbruck, AT) Meet the expert: DatLab.

Philipp Gradl (WGT-Elektronik GmbH & Co KG, Kolsass, AT) Meet the expert: O2k-Electronics.

Steven Hand (LSU, Baton Rouge, Lousiana, US) >>Abstract

Mary-Ellen Harper (University of Ottawa, CA) >>Abstract

David Harrison (Newcastle University, UK) Meet the expert: O2k-Spectrophotometry - a MitoCom project. >>Abstract

Russel Hepple (McGill University Health Center - Meakins Christie Laboratories, CA) >>Abstract

Graham Holloway (University of Guelph, CA) >>Abstract

Charles Hoppel (Cleveland, Ohio, US) >>Abstract

Gergoe Horvath (Semmelweis University, Budapest, HU) >>Abstract

Shilpa Iyer (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, US) - Gentle Science. >>Abstract

Robert Jacobs (University of Zuerich, CH) >>Abstract

Gergely Kiss (Semmelweis University, Budapest, HU) >>Abstract

Uwe Kliemt (Hamburg, DE) - Tempo giusto >>Abstract

Csaba Konrad (Semmelweis University, Budapest, HU) >>Abstract

Werner Koopman (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, NL) >>Abstract

Rafal Koziel (University of Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Martin Krautschneider (University of Innsbruck, AT)

Magdalena Labieniec-Watala (University of Lodz, PL) >>Abstract

Nick Lane (London, UK) - UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research >>Abstract

Verena Laner (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, Austria) - MitoCom

Catherine Le (Colorado State University Fort Collins, US) - Mitochondrial function on Mt. Chacaltaya 5,200 m >>Abstract

Hannes Leo (cbased Vienna, AT) >>Abstract

Carsten Lundby (University Zuerich, CH) - HypoxiaNet

Felix Mark (Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Search, Bremerhaven, DE) >>Abstract

Verena Erhart (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT)

Barbara Meissner (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT) - Open Innovation >>Abstract

Rainer Mutschler (CFI-Speyer, DE) >>Abstract

Odra Noel (London, UK) - MiPArt >>Abstract

Dominik Pesta (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, US) >>Abstract - >>Abstract mtGlobal

Peter Schoenfeld (Universität Magdeburg, DE)

Bernd Schoepf (Genetic Epidemiology, University of Innsbruck, AT)

Katrin Stecher (OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS, Innsbruck, AT) O2k-WorldWide

Petra Stoeckl (Standortagentur Tirol, Innsbruck, AT)

Hannah Stoeger (Academic Highschool, Innsbruck, AT) >>Abstract

Zuzana Sumbalova (Comenius University, Bratislava, SK) >>Abstract

Karl Johan Tronstad (University of Bergen, NO) >>Abstract

Michel van Schaardenburgh (Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Trondheim, NO)

Dominique Votion (University of Liège, BE) >>Abstract

Cezary Watala (Medical University of Lodz, PL) >>Abstract

Martin Wohlwend (Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Trondheim, NO)

Lech Wojtczak (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, PL) >>Abstract

Johannes Zipperle (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Wien, AT) >>Abstract

Bioblast 2012 Abstracts

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Acuna-Castroviejo 2012 Abstract BioblastAcuna-Castroviejo D (2012) Melatonin and the quality of life: the melatonin-mitochondrion connection. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Albertini 2012 Abstract BioblastAlbertini E, Koziel R, Duerr A, Neuhaus M, Jansen-Duerr P (2012) Cystathionine beta synthase modulates senescence of human endothelial cells. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Ali 2012 Abstract BioblastAli SS (2012) Interrogating Egyptian mitochondria! Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Amoedo 2012 Abstract BioblastAmoedo ND, Rodrigues MF, Pereira SAS, Melo FH, Jasiulionis MG, Galina A, Rumjanek FD (2012) Mitochondrial function and bioenergetics during malignant transformation and metastasis. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Bouillaud 2012 Abstract BioblastBouillaud F (2012) Sulfide - a remarkable mitochondrial substrate. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Breitenbach 2012 Abstract BioblastBreitenbach M, Mattanovich D, Marx H, Sauer M, Ralser M, Rinnerthaler M, Grabner C, Dawes I (2012) Roles of mitochondria in aging and in energy metabolism. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Brown 2012 Abstract BioblastBrown GC (2012) Low selective pressure on our mitochondrial genome may explain its rapid evolution, poor adaption and our aging. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Burtscher 2012 Abstract BioblastBurtscher M (2012) Strategies for improving exercise tolerance: Targeting the skeletal muscles and/or the brain? Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Burtscher J 2012 Abstract BioblastBurtscher J, Eigentler A, Gnaiger E, Schwarzer C (2012) Mitochondrial function in the mouse hippocampus. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Calzia 2012 Abstract BioblastMatallo J, Groeger M, Wachter U, Vogt J, Radermacher P, Calzia E (2012) Interactions between sulfide metabolism and oxygen concentration. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Carraro 2012 Abstract BioblastCarraro U (2012) Muscle training in ageing, denervation and beyond. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Cervinkova 2012 Abstract BioblastCervinkova Z, Stankova P, Cervinka M, Kucera O, Drahota Z (2012) Evaluation of mitochondrial functions – an important tool for experimental hepatology. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Chicco 2012 Abstract BioblastChicco AJ (2012) Substrate-specific impairment of cardiac mitochondrial respiration in Taz-deficient mice: Insight into the pathogenesis of Barth Syndrome. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Chinopoulos 2012 Abstract BioblastDobolyi A, Ostergaard E, Bago AG, Palkovits M, Adam-Vizi V, Chinopoulos C (2012) Exclusive neuronal expression of SUCLA2 in the human brain. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Chinopoulos C 2012 Abstract BioblastDoczi J, Aniko Gal A, Echaniz-Laguna A, Mousson de Camaret B, Molnar MJ, Adam-Vizi V Chinopoulos C (2012) Properties of the mitochondrial permeability transition in human cells lacking the adenine nucleotide translocase isoform 1. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Doerrier 2012 Abstract BioblastDoerrier C, Garcia JA, Escames G, Acuna-Castroviejo D (2012) Treatment with melatonin prevents myocardial mitochondrial dysfunction in experimental sepsis in mice. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Duchen 2012 Abstract BioblastBlacker TS, Gale JE, Ziegler M, Bain AJ, Szabadkai G, Duchen MR (2012) Separation of NADPH and NADH fluorescence emission in live cells using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Dudzinska 2012 Abstract BioblastDudzinska D, Luzak B, Stanczyk L, Rywaniak J, Watala C (2012) The influence of the extract from Rubus parvifolius leaves (EL17) on expression and activity of apyrase (CD 39) on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Eigentler 2012 Abstract BioblastEigentler A, Draxl A, Fontana-Ayoub M, Gnaiger E (2012) The PBI-Shredder - an auxiliary HRR-tool for the preparation of tissue homogenates for diagnosis of mitochondrial respiratory function. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Fasching 2012 Abstract BioblastFasching M, Sumbalova Z, Gnaiger E (2012) O2k-Fluorometry - a MitoCom project. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Fischer 2012 Abstract BioblastFischer M (2012) Myofacial pain syndrome and myofascial trigger points. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Galina 2012 Abstract BioblastSimonin V, Galina A (2012) Nitric oxide inhibits succinate dehydrogenase-driven oxygen consumption in potato tuber mitochondria in an oxygen tension-independent manner. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Garlid AO 2012 Abstract BioblastGarlid AO, Garlid KD (2012) Na,K-ATPase signaling to mitochondria. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Garlid KD 2012 Abstract BioblastGarlid KD (2012) Bioenergetics: a physiological overview. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Gnaiger 2012 Abstract Bioblast-Gentle ScienceGnaiger E (2012) Gentle Science and the Bioblast Conference. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Hand 2012 Abstract BioblastPatil Y, Gnaiger E, Hand SC (2012) Respiration in embryo lysates reveals diminished Complex I activity and inhibition of the phosphorylation system during diapause in Artemia franciscana. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Harper 2012 Abstract BioblastHarper ME, Yin H, Pasut A, Soleimani VD, Bentzinger CF, Antoun G, Thorn S, Seale P, Fernando P, Van IJcken W Frank Grosveld F, Dekemp RA, Boushel RC, Rudnicki MA (2012) Metabolic effects of microRNA-133 and its antagomir in mice. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Harrison 2012 Abstract BioblastHarrison DK, Fasching M (2012) O2k-Spectrophotometry – A MitoCom Project. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Hepple 2012 Abstract BioblastHepple RT, Picard M, Taivassalo T (2012) Is latent mitochondrial dysfunction in aging muscle exposed through mitochondrial isolation? Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Holloway 2012 Abstract BioblastHolloway GP (2012) Over-expressing mitofusin-2 in healthy mature mammalian skeletal muscle does not alter mitochondrial bioenergetics. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Hoppel 2012 Abstract BioblastHoppel CL (2012) Mitochondrial functional testing – muscle biopsy, isolated mitochondria and others. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Horvath 2012 Abstract BioblastHorvath G, Eigentler A, Gnaiger E, Tretter L (2012) Respiratory substrate effects on mitochondrial membrane potential - experiments with mouse cardiac muscle homogenate. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Iyer 2012 Abstract BioblastIyer S (2012) Gentle Science in the real world of mitochondrial physiology and genetics. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Jacobs 2012 Abstract BioblastJacobs R, Lundby C (2012) Mitochondria express enhanced quality as well as quantity in parallel with aerobic fitness across recreationally active individuals up to elite athletes. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Kiss 2012 Abstract BioblastKiss G, Konrad C, Doczi J, Starkov AA, Kawamata H, Manfredi G, Zhang SF, Gibson GE, Beal MF, Adam-Vizi V, Chinopoulos C (2012) The negative impact of alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex deficiency on matrix substrate-level phosphorylation. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Kliemt 2012 Abstract BioblastKliemt U, Gnaiger E (2012) Power and efficiency: Tempo giusto in classical music, thermodynamics and industrial revolution, and the speed of life. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Konrad 2012 Abstract BioblastKonrad C, Kiss G, Torocsik B, Adam-Vizi V, Chinopoulos C (2012) Absence of Ca2+-induced mitochondrial permeability transition but presence of bongkrekate-sensitive nucleotide exchange in C. crangon and P. serratus. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Koopman 2012 Abstract BioblastKoopman WJ (2012) Cellular consequences of mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Koziel 2012 Abstract BioblastKoziel R, Pircher H, Kratochwil M, Lener B, Hermann M, Dencher N.A, Jansen-Durr P (2012) NADPH oxidase Nox4 induces mitochondrial dysfunction in human endothelial cells. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Labieniec-Watala 2012 Abstract BioblastLabieniec-Watala M, Siewiera K, Watala C (2012) Seasonal fluctuations affect the physiology of laboratory animals – facts and artifacts from the perspective of heart mitochondrial respiratory response to tested compounds. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Lane 2012 Abstract BioblastLane N, Martin WF (2012) The elementary organism: a chemiosmotic LUCA. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Le 2012 Abstract BioblastLe CH, Hocker AD, Dreyer HC, Roach RC, Gnaiger E, Chicco AJ (2012) Two-week acclimatization to 5200m markedly alters substrate utilization and increases OXPHOS efficiency, with no effect on respiratory capacity in skeletal muscle mitochondria. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Leo 2012 Abstract BioblastLeo H, Gnaiger E (2012) Happiness and mitochrondrial activity. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Mark 2012 Abstract BioblastMark FC, Strobel A, Poertner HO (2012) Ocean warming and acidification – when fish mitochondria turn sour. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Meissner 2012 Abstract BioblastMeissner B, Gnaiger E (2012) Open Innovation. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Mutschler 2012 Abstract BioblastMutschler R (2012) Regenerative mitochondrial medicine – from basic research to medical practice. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
OROBOROS 2012 Abstract BioblastOROBOROS (2012) 20 Years High-Resolution Respirometry – OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS and WGT. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Odra Noel 2012 Abstract BioblastOdra Noel (2012) MiP Art Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Pesta 2012 Abstract BioblastPesta D, Jamison PR, Zhang D, Jurczak M, Manchem VP, Bhanot S, Samuel V, Shulman GI (2012) Prevention of diet-induced hepatic steatosis and hepatic insulin resistance by antisense oligonucleotides targeted to mIndy. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Pesta 2012 Abstract Bioblast-mtGlobalPesta D (2012) Mitochondrial Global Network - From a young investigator's perspective. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Stoeger 2012 Abstract BioblastStoeger H, Fontana-Ayoub M, Eigentler A, Gnaiger E (2012) Cell respiration with yeast as a model. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Sumbalova 2012 Abstract BioblastSumbalova Z, Fasching M, Erich Gnaiger E (2012) Evaluation of mitochondrial respiration and membrane potential in mouse brain homogenate. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12:61.
Template 2012 Abstract BioblastTemplate X (2012) 'Bioblast 2012' Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Tronstad 2012 Abstract BioblastNikolaisen J, Nilsson LIH, Hagland HR, Koopman WJ, Tronstad KJ (2012) Mitochondrial morphology and biogenesis in cellular stress. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Votion 2012 Abstract BioblastVotion DM (2012) The cause of atypical myopathy in grazing European horses revealed. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Watala 2012 Abstract BioblastWatala C, Przygodzki T, Siewiera K, Kassassir H, Talar M, Labieniec-Watala M (2012) Oxygen consumption in resting and activated blood platelets: platelet mitochondria and cyclooxygenases as compounding targets for high-resolution respirometry. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Wojtczak 2012 Abstract BioblastWojtczak L, Suski JM, Wieckowski MR, Schoenfeld P (2012) A novel putative function of uncoupling proteins. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.
Zipperle 2012 Abstract BioblastZipperle J, Redl H, Vendl A, Junger W (2012) From the bench to the public: visualization of purinergic signalling as a model for contemporary science communication. Mitochondr Physiol Network 17.12.


  • The project MiPMap was presented in the discussion on MitoGlobal (past-conference terminology).


In the spirit of Gentle Science and Tempo giusto, your audience asks you to adhere to the limited time available for individual presentations, and to encourage the extended communication in stimulating discussions.
Bioblast would like to encourage the senior scientists to:
  • Think big and deep - with mitochondrial competence,
  • Provocative, perhaps a blend of experimental/theoretical and published/unpublished,
  • Across borderlines, beyond the limits of our present experimental evidence.
  • Historical perspective that projects into the future.
  • Start and end with a simple message that will stick to many minds in and beyond the audience - the message beyond your abstract.
  • Don't be afraid of critical comments.
Bioblast wants the junior scientists to:
  • Focus on experimental results - with mitochondrial competence.
  • Present data with a critical mind.
  • Don't be afraid of challenging what may be merely dogmatic textbook knowledge.
  • Start with a question and end with a clear message (or a clear question) - the message beyond your abstract.
  • Don't be afraid of constructive comments.

Travel options, registration and accomodation


Bioblast 2012 hosted by OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS

The O2k-Team hopes that the Bioblast Conference will be an explicit statement on the value and high quality of cooperation between the OROBOROS MiPNet Reference Laboratories who contributed to the world-wide success of high-resolution respirometry. Your feedback is most valuable to us.
  • OROBOROS and High-Resolution Respirometry
2012- this year: Houska Award and O2k-Fluo_LED2-Module
2002- 10 years O2k
1992- 20 years high-resolution respirometry
  • OROBOROS MiPNet Reference Laboratories: As an appreciation of your cooperation, OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS invites a delegate of your research group to join the Bioblast Conference free of charge. According to our CSR-strategy, we stay away from ‘low-value advertisements’ to stimulate the flow of high-quality information. Our priorities focus on communication rather than diverting support away to Madison Avenue advertising. Any support by the participants is greatly appreciated.

MitoCom Tyrol

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The Bioblast Conference is partially supported by MitoCom Tyrol.

Förderung von Wissenschaft, Forschung und Entwicklung (Programm K-Regio); EU-Regionalförderungsprogramm "Stärkung der regionalen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit Tirols 2007-2013; Landes- und EU-Förderung.

The K-Regio project does not cover expenses for invited speakers, hotel, coffee breaks, meals or social programme.

Further support

Innsbruck Tourismus
Tourismusverband Innsbruck und seine Feriendörfer

Convention Bureau Tirol

Convention Bureau Tirol