PhD Annual Seminar series

  Seminars A.Y. 2023-2024

October 26, 2023 16:00: Dr Maria Mittelbrunn (Severo Ochoa Research Center, Madrid, Spain), Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series- T cell metabolism at the crossroad between inflammation and aging 

November 23rd, 2023 16:00: Prof. Isha Jain (University of California, San Francisco, USA) Turning the Oxygen and Vitamin Dials 

February 24, 2024 16:00: Prof. Vincenzo Nigro (Università degli Studi di Napoli), Diagnosticare lo sconosciuto 

February 24, 2024 17:00: Prof. Francesco Saverio Tedesco (University College London) Il malato in provetta 

March 28, 2024 17:00: Dr. Nektarios Tavernarakis (Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas), Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – Regulation of ageing by mitochondria-associated mRNA storage and degradation

April 18, 2024 16:00: Dr. Alessia Indrieri  (Telethon Institute of Genetics Medicine (TIGEM), Pozzuoli, Italy) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – Exploring microRNA Modulation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Neurodegenerative Disorders Associated with Mitochondrial Dysfunction 

May 9, 2024 17:00: Prof. Albert La Spada (University of California, Irvine), title TBD

May 23, 2024 16:00: Eija Pirinen (Biomedicine and Internal Medicine Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

June 20, 2024 16:00: Dr. Sara Sigismund (Istituto Europeo Oncologico) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

July 11, 2024 16:00: Prof. Ed Chouchani (Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

September 19, 2024 16:00: Dr. Laura Greaves (Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University), Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

October 17, 2024 16:00: Dr. Gerald Shadel (San Diego-Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging), Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

October 30, 2024 16:00: Prof. Linda Greensmith (UCL- London- UK), Title TBD

November 21, 2024 16:00: Prof. Ralph DeBerardinis (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD

December 12, 2024 16:00: Prof. Fabiana Perocchi (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich - Department of Biochemistry) Padua Mitochondria Lecture Series – title TBD



  Seminars A.Y. 2022-2023

October 4, 2022, 17:00: Dott.ssa Cristina Ugalde (Instituto de Investigación Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras -CIBERER), Structural heterogeneity of the human respiratory chain 

January 27, 2023 16:00 Prof. Thomas Langer (Max Planck Institute for Biology and Aging), Proteolytic programming of mitochondria in ageing and diseases

February 2, 2023 16:00: Prof. Leonid B. Margolis (Head of the Section of Intercellular Interactions - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD) The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Extracellular vesicles and viruses: Close relatives or mortal enemies?


February 10, 2023 14:00: Nika Danial, Atan Gross, Navdeep Chandel, Jared Rutter, Luca Pellegrini, Gyorgy Hajnoczky - Minisymposium Mitochondria in Health and disease


February 15, 2023 16:00: Dr. Rémi Mounier (Centre de Génétique et de Physiologie Moléculaires et Cellulaires-Université Claude Bernard- Lyon, France), Extracellular vesicles and viruses: Close relatives or mortal enemies


February 22, 2023 14:00: Dr. Arduino Arduini (Iperboreal Pharma Srl), Coupling glycolysis with Krebs cycle inhibits peritoneal fibrosis


February 23, 2023 16:00: Dr. Albert Quintana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Padova Lecture Series 2023- A pathogen from within: Cellular antiviral responses as a mechanism for neuropathology in mitochondrial disease

March 7, 2023 16:00: Prof. Marianna Patrauchan (Istituto di icrobiologia della Oklahoma University), A Novel Calcium Sensor EfhP Responds to ROS and Controls Iron Uptake in a Human Pathogen P. aeruginosa


March 9, 2023 17:00: Dott. Giuseppe Fiermonte 9 Marzo (University of Bari), Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein 2 (UCP2): a master regulator of cell metabolic reprogramming


March 22, 2023 15:00: Prof. Charlotte Helfrich-Förster (Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocentre, Julius-Maximilians University of Wurzburg, Germany), Synchronisation Between Menstrual Cycles and the Luminance and Gravimetric Cycles of the Moon


March 23, 2023 17:00, Prof. Patrick Chinnery (University of Cambridge, UK), The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Why does mitochondrial dysfunction target specific cell types?

April 20, 2023: Derek Narendra (NINDS-NIH, Bethesda, USA), The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Curbing mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration: lessons from neurogenetics

April 17, 2023 15:00: Prof. Angelo D’Alessandro (Director of the Metabolomics Core of the School of Medicine; Director of the Mass Spectrometry Cancer Center Shared Resource - University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus), Small molecules, big data and something in between: High-throughput Metabolomics, towards Personalized Transfusion Medicine


May 3, 2023 16:30: Dr. Roberto Feuda (Royal Society Research Fellow, Department of Genetics and Genome Biology-University of Leicester, UK) The origin and evolution of monoaminergic neurons


May 5, 2023: Nuno Raimundo (Penn State College of Medicine), The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Organelle networks: a mitochondria-centric perspective

July 6, 2023 16:00: Alessandro Prigione (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf), The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Pluripotent stem cells and brain organoids for mitochondrial disease research

May 24, 2023 14:30: Prof. Andreas Daiber (Department/Division: Center for Cardiology - Cardiology 1, Institution: University Medical Center Mainz) Nitric oxide and superoxide – the Yin and Yang of the cardiovascular system


June 7, 2023 17:00: Prof. Michela Matteoli (CNR Institute of Neuroscience and Humanitas Research Hospital), How the immune system affects the synapse


June 16, 2023 12:00: Dr Elena Monti (Post Doctoral Research Scholar at Helen Blau's Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Stanford, USA) Targeting 15-PGDH to promote muscle rejuvenation


June 22, 2023 16:00: Prof. David Bishop (Institute for Health and Sport (iHeS), Victoria University, Australia), Divergent whole-muscle and fibre-type-specific mitochondrial remodelling to different exercise intensities in humans


June 26, 2023 16:30: Prof. Pietro Faccioli (“G. Occhialini“ Department of Physics ,University Milan-Bicocca and INFN Milan) and Prof. Emiliano Biasini (Dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare, Computazionale e Integrata CIBIO, Università di Trento), Functional, pathogenic, and pharmacological roles of protein folding intermediates


July 10, 2023, 10:30: Prof. Helen Miranda (State University of Londrina in Brazil), Development of a new human in vitro model to study neuromuscular diseases


September 28th, 2023 16:00: Dr. Matteo Bergami (CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany), The Padova Lecture Series 2023- Mitochondrial dynamics in neuronal plasticity


October 27, 2023: Dr. Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti (University of Cambridge) Metabolic control of myeloid cell function in chronic central nervous system inflammation

  Seminars A.Y. 2021-2022

October 27, 2022 17:00: Dr Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti, University of Cambridge
"Metabolic control of myeloid cell function in chronic central nervous system inflammation" flyer TBD

  Seminars A.Y. 2020-2021

  Seminars A.Y. 2019-2020

The following seminars have been held in Complesso Vallisneri before the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • November 6. 2019: Pascale Cossart–InstitutPasteur, Paris, France
  • November 27, 2019: Fred Bradke–German NeurodegenerativeDiseases Center, Bonn, Germany
  • November 13, 2019: Dario Alessi–MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, University of Dundee, UK
  • December 18, 2019: Ana Mª Cuervo–Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
  • February 20, 2020: Giuseppe Filomeni- Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"; Danish Cancer Society Research Center of Copenaghen

Due to limitations imposed by the pandemic, the PhD School has organized a series of seminars via Zoom ("Webinars"), see the list below and come back often for updates!

  • May 15, 2020, 4:30 PM: Giampietro Schiavo, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, "The role of axonal transport in neurodegenerative diseases"
  • Juny 22, 2020, 5:00 PM: Enrico Zampese, Laboratory of D. James Surmeier, Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, "Calcium, bioenergetics and oxidant stress in SNc DAergic neurons"
  • July 6, 2020, 4:30 PM: Fabiana Perocchi, Helmholtz Zentrum München, "Functional Genomics of Mitochondrial Physiology and Pathophysiology”
  • September, date and hour will follow: Aldebaran Hofer, Harvard Medical School, Boston, “cAMP signaling in the cilio”
  • September 4, 2020, 4:30 pm: Marco Sciacovelli, MRC Cancer Unit, Hutchison MRC Research Centre, University of Cambridge, "The metabolic landscape of renal cancer progression"