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The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2023 on Friday 21st April. Our annual conference for researchers with an interest in mitochondria from academia and pharma. This year's event will be 'hybrid', so you can join in-person or virtually!

Digital illustration of Mitochondria


The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2023 on Friday 21st April 2023. It's our annual meeting packed with short talks and posters on cancer metabolism, neuroscience, diabetes, mitochondrial disorders and general mitochondrial biology. This one day hybrid conference is ideal for researchers with an interest in mitochondria from both academia and pharma. 

You will be able to download the full programme soon.


Book online here

Face to face registration is now open with a general registration fee of £35 with £25 for students. Please note that those wishing to present a poster need to register for the face to face meeting. If you have previously registered for online-only option, please feel free to register for the face event if you wish to do so.

The online-only attendance option is free of charge but you will need to register.

Venue: This event will be hybrid. It will take place on Zoom and in-person attendance will take place in the Academic Block at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. See directions and map.

The last booking date for this event is 1st April 2023 at 5pm.

For all conference enquiries, please contact


Please submit abstracts to be considered  for short  talks and posters to Danielle Hoare at

In the E-mail please use 'Abstract for MitOX 2023as the subject line and kindly state if you wish to be considered for a talk only, poster only or either a talk or a poster.

Abstracts should be a standard  conference format on a single side of A4.

The deadline for abstracts is the 20th March 2023.




Alex Clarke

The Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford

Dynamic mitochondrial transcription and translation in B cells control germinal centre entry and lymphomagenesis

Mauro Corrado

University of Cologne

 Metabolic control of T cell immunity

Afshin Beheshti

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and COVID-19 International Research Team

MicroRNA Based Mitochondrial Dysregulation as Unifying Driver for Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) and Cancer Progression

Laura Greaves

University of Newcastle

Investigating the role of mitochondrial DNA mutations in colorectal cancer progression’

Jaya Palagedara

University of Oxford

Metabolic symbiosis between oxygenated and hypoxic tumour cells: insights from an agent-based mathematical model 

Sara Cogliati

CMB-UAM (Madrid)

The plasticity of the electron transport chain shapes metabolism: a sex-biased perspective.

Brian Caffrey

 The Rosalind Franklin Institute

Imaging mitochondrial networks across tissues using electron microscopy/spectroscopy

Wayne Frasch

Arizona State University

F1FO ATP synthase molecular motor mechanisms

Dagan Wells /Katharina Spath

University of Oxford

mtDNA Heteroplasmy in oocyte spindle transfer

Aurora Gomez-Duran


mtDNA variation in health and disease

Ruxandra Dafinca


University of Oxford

Mitochondrial defects in cell models of motor neuron disease