Club Mitochondrie

Who we are

The Club Mitochondrie is attached to the Cell Biology department of the I2BC, but open to anyone interested in this fascinating organelle. It was initiated in 2020 by Agnès Delahodde and Nathalie Bonnefoy. It aims at connecting the I2BC, French researchers and researchers outside France working on different aspects of mitochondrial biology. Since January 2021 the organizers are Francesca Giordano and Inge Kühl.

How does it work

The Club Mitochondrie would like to be as interactive and diverse as possible. We will invite external speakers, but we aim also at presenting informal talks, novel techniques and exchange ideas and knowledge. Anyone of the club who would like to present some research, a novel method or a exciting paper is encouraged to contact us. Suggestions for external speakers are very welcome as well.

Where & When

The Club Mitochondrie meets once a month, every third Friday at 11:00 am CET. You can join us either virtually or on I2BC campus in Gif-sur-Yvette (see monthly announcements for location). Please join the virtual meeting with your full name. Please contact us in case you would like to meet the speaker for scientific discussion.


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Upcoming Seminars


Joanna Rorbach
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

“Novel insights into the mechanisms of ribosome biogenesis and translation in human mitochondria”



Geraldine Farge
Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont (UMR 6533), Clermont-Ferrand

“Single molecule observations of mitochondrial DNA compaction.”


Philippe Giegé
Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes, Strasbourg
“Unique structural and functional features of the plant mitochondria translation apparatus”

Jan Riemer
CECAD University of Cologne, Germany
” Redox processes in complex I assembly and function”


Francesca Giordano


“ORP5 and ORP8 orchestrate lipid droplet biogenesis and maintenance at ER–mitochondria contact sites”


Mickael Cohen

Institute of Physical and Chemical Biology, Paris

“Analysis of mitochondrial dynamics by high-resolution imaging approaches”


Fynn Hanssen

Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, Germany –
M. Mann group –

“Mitochondrial phosphoproteomes are functionally specialized across tissues”


Hakim Mireau

Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, Versailles

“The OGU-INRA cytoplasmic male sterility system in rapeseed: from genes to molecular modes of action”

14/02/2022 :  

Julien Prudent

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, UK

“Fumarate accumulation triggers mtDNA release to induce inflammation”


Bianca Habermann

Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille (CNRS-UMR 7288), Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille

“mitoXplorer update 2.0: analysing and integrating mitochondrial expression dynamics in a cellular context”


Timothy Wai

Pasteur Institut, Paris

“Mitochondrial dynamics in health and disease”



Nina Bonekamp

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany

“Inhibitors of mitochondrial transcription (IMTs) – novel chemical biology tools to manipulate mtDNA expression in vitro and in vivo”



Arnaud Mourier

Institut de Biochimie et de Génétique Cellulaires, CNRS-UMR5095, Bordeaux

“MDH2 is a metabolic switch rewiring the fuelling of respiratory chain and TCA cycle”



Benoît Kornmann

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

“Interorganelle communication : a new layer of complexity in the eukaryotic cell”



Nadine Camougrand

Institut de Biochimie et de Génétique Cellulaires, CNRS-UMR5095, Bordeaux

“Mitophagy in yeast: molecular mechanisms and regulation”



Hauke Hillen

Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry and University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

“Molecular basis of transcription and RNA processing in human mitochondria”



Maya Schuldinger

Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel

“Mitochatting: mapping mitochondrial contact sites with diverse cellular organelles”



Arnaud Chevalier

Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, UPR-CNRS 2301, Gif-sur-Yvette

“Comment la chimie peut-elle apporter son aide dans l’étude des mitochondries ? ”

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