Mitochondrial Physiology
- from Organelle to Organism

21-25 August 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Mitochondrial Physiology – From Organelle to Organism Course in Copenhagen. The focus of the course is to combine state-of-art lectures with hands-on analyses of aspects of mitochondrial function using different techniques. The lectures will be focusing on different aspects of aging and mitochondrial function.

We will present you with several choices of mitochondrial analyses that you can consider in your own research. For example, respirometry and fluorometry of muscle and adipose tissue by the Oroboros instrument.

We do not pretend to provide you with a full training course in these techniques, but you will by the end of the week have gained a better understanding of the limitations, pit-falls and advantages of many of the currently available techniques to study mitochondrial physiology. An important part of the course is to present your own research interest to the other participants by means of poster presentations, which will facilitate scientific discussions and enlarge your “mitochondrial network”.


The Mitochondrial Physiological PhD course will take place at the Mærsk tower.

The Mærsk tower is an extension of the Panum Institute, which is part of the University of Copenhagen. It is situated a few kilometers from the center of Copenhagen and can easily be reached by public transport.

Address: Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N
See map of the Panum Institute and the Mærsk Tower

See information on how to get to the Mærsk Tower


The scientific programme consists of:

  • Workshops (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning)
  • Lectures (Monday to Friday)
  • Student presentations (Tuesday and Thursday afternoon)

See the preliminary programme (small changes are possible) 

See the list of confirmed speakers



Tuesday evening

Speakers dinner

Wednesday evening

Course dinner



Registration fee

Early bird registration fee: EUR 450
Late registration: EUR 500

Please note that the registration fees for the Mitochondrial Physiology course are exempted from VAT as it is an accredited course, but that the registration fees on the EasySignup site will come up as prices incl. VAT.

Early bird registration: 21 February - 31 May, 2023
Late registration: 1 June – 30 July, 2023

Abstract deadline: 6 August, 2023

The registration fee includes course participation, lunch all days, drinks and dinner on 21 August.

The Mitochondrial Physiological course entitles you to credit: 3.4 ECTS

Register for the course

Danish PhD students and PhD students from other Nordic countries
PhD students enrolled at a Nordic University will have the course fee paid by the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Register here

All other participants
You will be asked for:

  • General registration information.
  • A prioritization of the workshops you would like to attend.
    (We will do our best to schedule you for your first three prioritized workshops. Should this not be possible due to too many requests for a particular workshop, you will be contacted to find the best possible solution).
  • Whether you will participate in the social programme on Wednesday afternoon

Registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register via Conference Manager  

Registration cancellation and refund policy

Notification of cancellation must be sent to, and must include bank information where a possible refund may be remitted to.


  • Before 1 August: Registration fee is refunded.
  • After 1 August: No refund of registration fee possible

Refunds are not made for unattended events, late arrivals or early departure.

University of Copenhagen treats conference participants’ data as confidential. The data are deleted no later than six months after the conference has been held unless the participant has consented to University of Copenhagen storing the data in order to provide information about coming conferences or other relevant events. In the event of special accounting requirements, relevant data about participants may be stored in University of Copenhagen’s archives until these requirements have been met. Read University of Copenhagen's privacy policy



All participants have to send an abstract to Congress Secretary, Jacqueline van Hall.

Deadline for submission is 6 August, 2023.

Furthermore, all participants are asked to bring a poster for the guided poster presentations on 22 and 24 August.
Poster size: 110 cm x 160 cm (portrait).

Abstract instructions

  • Format: Word document 
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • Margins: top 3 cm, bottom 3 cm, left 2 cm, right 2 cm. 
  • Line spacing: 1,0
  • You can include figures or tables 
  • The abstract may max fill 1 page (incl. figures and tables)
  • Please follow the layout of the example: title, author(s), background, objectives, methods, conclusion, references.
    See abstract form template

The abstract has to be sent as an attachment by e-mail to the Congress Secretary Jacqueline van Hall, You are welcome to contact the Congress Secretary in case of any questions.



Get information about how you get to the Mærsk Tower.

See map of the tower

Get inspiration to what you can do and where to eat when you are in Copenhagen.

What to do in Copenhagen






Course secretary
Jacqueline van Hall
University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Center for Healthy Aging


Steen Larsen, Associate Professor, MSc, DMSci.
University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Center for Healthy Aging



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