International Symposium 2023
February 27, 2023
Lecture Hall MC.4,  MED CAMPUS Graz


We invite colleagues and Ph.D. students interested in aging research to join our symposium “Aging across organelles 2023” at the MedCampus on February 27, 2023.

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Graier, head of the Gottfried Schatz Research Center, it is our pleasure to welcome former colleagues, Ph.D. students, and friends to discuss the role of cellular organelles in aging and age-related diseases.

The program will be complemented by poster presentations from Ph.D. students on work related to aging research. Please find our abstracts here.

We are looking forward to fruitful discussions and a great scientific get-together with all of you!

The organizers:
Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski & Karin Osibow

Preliminary program
Monday, 27.02.2023
10:45 Hellmut Samonigg, Rector, Medical University of Graz
10:50 Caroline Schober, Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs
11:00 Karin Osibow & Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski
Deciphering cellular and mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis ©WFG
11:20 Sabine Vogl, Vice Rector of Studies and Teaching
11:30 Poster Session - Cake & Drinks
Chair: Karin Osibow
12:10 Michael Sturek, CorVus Biomedical
Organelle Ca2+ signaling dysfunction in coronary artery aging and metabolic syndrome
12:30 Klaus Groschner, Medical University of Graz
Mechanisms bridging Ca2+ and lipid homeostasis - new concepts and avenues to understand cellular dysfunction and aging
12:50 Roland Malli, Medical University of Graz
Cellular ion homeostasis: A journey of discovery by the usage of biosensors
13:10 Rizwan Alam, Quaid-i-Azam University
Impact of cyclophilin D deficiency on cellular Ca2+ homeostasis
13:30 Warisara Parichatikanond, Mahidol University (virtual)
GLP-1 receptor agonists: Beyond glycemic control
13:50 Postersession: Finger food & Drinks
Chair: Corina Madreiter-Sokolowski
14:10 Claire Jean-Quartier, Graz University of Technology
Computational resources for aging research
14:30 Maria Cavinato, University of Innsbruck
Extracellular vesicles containing mitochondria as new players in cellular senescence, skin aging and carcinogenesis
14:50 Jadoon Khan, Comsats University Islamabad
Mitochondria in male infertility: Insights from expression studies
15:10 Christiane Klec, AstraZeneca & Medical University of Graz
Cancer research from different perspectives - from basic research to industry
15:30 Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Harvard Medical School
Sensory ataxia and cardiac hypertrophy caused by neurovascular oxidative stress
15:50 Miroslava Rabajdová, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University
Characteristics of intracellular communication of endometrial cells and energy metabolism leading to endometriosis, reproductive and gynecological diseases
16:10 Postersession - Fingerfood & Drinks
Chair: Roland Malli
16:50 Gerd Leitinger, Medical University of Graz
Understanding neurodegenerative disorders through the 3rd dimension with EM
17:10 Rainer Schindl, Medical University of Graz
Combining MD simulation with experiments to determine store-operated Ca2+ activation
17:30 Andreas Prokesch, Medical University of Graz
p53 coordinates adipose tissue inflammation upon weight loss
17:50 Jesse Hay, University of Montana (virtual)
Steady-state Ca2+ signals modulate secretory cargo selection and export
18:10 Benjamin Gottschalk, Medical University of Graz
MICU1 controls spatial membrane potential gradients and guides Ca2+ fluxes within mitochondrial substructures
18:30 Poster Prize Award & Closing Remarks by Wolfgang Graier