- MitoGlobal provides a world-wide information platform for scientific mitochondrial organizations and mitochondrial research consortia
The Mitochondrial Global Network (MitoGlobal; ) shall be a
- Network of national and international mitochondrial societies.
- Network of organizers of national and international mitochondrial conferences and workshops.
- Network of scientific, medical and public opinion leaders in mitochondrial research and medicine.
- Network of mitochondrial network initiatives.
- Network of mitochondrial centers of excellence.
MitoGlobal should be of interest to mitochondrial organizations, and the members of these individual organizations should see their interests covered in the Mitochondrial Global Network.
MitoGlobal - the Mitochondrial Global Network - aims at providing a world-wide information platform for scientific mitochondrial organizations and mitochondrial research consortia.
MitoPedia topics: MitoGlobal Organizations
- Promoting rigorous mitochondrial research from both basic and applied perspectives.
- Promoting mitochondrial medicine, mitochondrial health care, preventive and protective medicine.
- Providing a comprehensive list of MitoGlobal Organizations; linking scattered efforts.
- Improving communication between mitochondrial societies, and integrating with general scientific societies.
- Supporting new national mitochondrial societies in their organization.
- Providing a comprehensive list of mitochondrial conferences, workshops, and educational programmes; linking scattered efforts: http://www.mitophysiology.org/?MiPcalendar; http://www.mitoresearch.org/meeting.html.
- Coordinating and minimizing the time overlap of upcoming mitochondrial meetings.
- Providing a comprehensive list of mitochondrial communications networks, mitochondrial network projects.
- Providing a comprehensive list of mitochondrial centers of excellence.
- Maintaining a highly visible and interactive website (wiki based).
- Cooperating in the organization of a World Mitochondrial Conference in cooperation with MitoGlobal Organizations.
Work in progress:
Basic mitochondrial research
- Mitochondrial molecular biology
- Mitochondrial genetics
- Mitochondrial physiology
- Mitochondria and the integration of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism
- Mitochondrial morphology and dynamics: imaging, fission and fusion
- Mitochondrial biogenesis, repair and degradation
- Mitochondrial metabolism and biosynthesis
- Mitochondria and the cell cycle
- Mitochondrial ROS and RNS: production, defense and signaling
- Mitochondria and redox regulation
- Mitochondria and ion homeostasis
- Mitochondria and retrograde signaling
- Mitochondria, apoptosis, and mitoptosis
- Mitochondria in ontogenesis
- Comparative mitochondrial physiology
- Ecological and evolutionary physiology of mitochondria
- Mitochondria and the complexity of life
- Comparative models for mitochondrial theories of aging
- Mitochondria and the cellular stress response
- Mitochondria and sport science
- Mitochondria and history of science
Clinical mitochondrial research and mitochondrial medicine
- Mitochondrial health and quality of life
- Mitochondria and life style: exercise and nutrition
- Mitochondria and aging
- Mitochondria and degenerative diseases
- Mitochondria and cancer
- Mitochondria and obesity
- Mitochondria and neuromuscular disorders
- Mitochondria and ischemia-reperfusion injury
- Mitochondria and rare genetic diseases
- Mitochondria and sepsis
- Mitochondrial genetics in diagnosis
- Mitochondrial functional diagnosis
- Mitochondria and pharmacology
- Mitochondrial toxicology
- Mitochondrial forensic medicine
Mitochondria and the patient
Mitochondria, education, and public awareness
- Bioenergetics and mitochondria in curricula of science and medicine
- Mitochondrial workshops, summer schools, and training programmes
- Mitochondria in the media
- Public funding of mitochondrial research and medicine
- Mitochondria and art
We would like to ask mitochondrial societies to discuss the MitoGlobal proposal at their general meetings, and to provide your input and critical assessment for the joint improvement of the MitoGlobal proposal. Your feedback will be summarized here. You can enter your feedback directly, and add to the discussion.
- Executive committee: The Executive Committee covers the general aims of MitoGlobal.
- Chairpersons and their representatives of societies for mitochondrial research and medicine organizations.
- Steering committees: Steering Committees are formed for the completion of special projects. These projects can be proposed to a member of the Executive Committee. A project will then be presented by a member of the Executive Committee, and afterwards, a decision on the project will be taken by a majority vote of the Executive Committee. Participants are nominated by the Executive Committee.
If the concept of MitoGlobal is supported by a critical number of mitochondrial organizations, a concept must then be developed to generate a financial basis. A MitoGlobal budget requires the founding of a legal society. The following sources might be considered:
- Small annual membership fee paid by the participating mitochondrial organizations.
- Small annual membership fee paid by participating mitochondrial centres of excellence.
- Small fee for inclusion of a scientific conference in the MitoGlobal calendar (voluntary).
- Annual fee by supporting companies, listed as associated members.
References and notes
- The discussion on MitoGlobal was initiated by --Erich Gnaiger at the occasion of the 8th Conference of Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine (ASMRM), and 11th Conference of Japanese Society of Mitochondrial Research and Medicine (J-mit), Kagoshima, Japan. Some time was given to the discussion of MitoGlobal at the 8th Conference on Mitochondria Physiology, MiP2011, Bordeaux, France and at the 1st Annual Conference of the Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine - India (1st SMRM). At Bioblast 2012, Keith Garlid suggested to switch from 'Global Mitochondrial Network' to 'Mitochondrial Global Network'.
- 2. History of MitoGlobal
- 3. Bioblast alert 2014(01): 2014-02-12, 2014(02): 2014-04-18; Bioblast alert 2013(01): 2013-07-08; Bioblast alert 2012(08): 2012-12-18