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Erich Gnaiger
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Dear colleagues:
The 22nd European Bioenergetics Conference will be organized in Innsbruck, Austria, 2024 August 26 to 31. Eighty years following the publication of Erwin Schrödinger's renowned book What is Life?, EBEC showcases groundbreaking innovations in respiratory and photosynthetic electron transfer. We are looking forward to a conference with cutting-edge research on mitochondria & chloroplasts, metabolism, and disease.
With kind regards,
Erich Gnaiger, PhD
Local organizer of EBEC2024 - contact for EBEC2024:

EBEC2024 news

  • 500+ international participants beyond Europe
  • World-leading keynote speakers
  • 300+ posters
  • 100+ oral presentations
  • Meet journal editors, publishers, science communicators, scientific organizations
  • Industry exhibition presenting cutting-edge innovations
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University of Innsbruck
Agnes-Heller Building
6020 Innsbruck, AT
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Keynote speakers

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CryoEM structures of intermediates of the catalytic cycle of cytochrome c oxidase
  • Angelo Azzi, Professor emeritus, Faculty Member School of Graduate Biomedical Pharmacology and Drug Development Program
Scientific discovery: “I could talk about scientific discoveries that were initially met with skepticism, such as Alfred Wegener's proposal of the theory of continental drift, Semmelweis and handwashing, Barry Marshall and Robin Warren with peptic ulcer, all the way to Quantum Mechanics and Albert Einstein's famous statement, ’God does not play dice with the universe’, and the continued expansion of the universe.” These examples fit with the initially aggressive skepticism in bioenergetics against Peter Mitchell’s innovative chemiosmotic theory.
  • Orian Shirihai, Professor, Dept. Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, US
  • Gianluca M Farinola, Professor of Organic Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro Bari, IT
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Round Table: EBEC Science Communication

EBEC Science Communication - publishers and publishing, science and teaching, dissemination and social media, sustainable conferences

Meet and talk with journal editors and reviewers, publishers, and science communicators - and then: visit the booths of journal exhibitors
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  • Paolo Bernardi, Member of the editorial boards of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Bioenergetics (since 1999), Pharmacological Research, Current Opinion in Physiology, Current Research in Physiology, Life Metabolism, Mitochondrial Communications; served for 18 years in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, for 9 years in Frontiers of Physiology, and for 5 years in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics and IUBMB Life, Editor-in-Chief of the Mitochondria Section of Cells
From membrane probes to cytochrome c release: “I have two specific and connected issues in mind, i.e. the incorrect use of membrane potential probes in the 1990s, which generated an epidemics of artifacts; and a few high profile mistakes in the debate about the bioenergetics consequences of cytochrome c release. No journal is immune from the problem of ambiguity. Thus, I think that the discussion should be kept as general as possible.”
Cleaning up the scientific record: "Whether academic decency will prevail in our brave new world, or we succumb to senseless overproduction of irrelevant or erroneous papers, is the main challenge that will define future academic progress." (ref 1)
Addressing the ambiguity crisis: “The dissemination of scientific disinformation from peer-reviewed literature infiltrates textbooks, educational platforms, and social media. Is there an erosion of public trust in science? Countering disinformation demands a strategy that raises 'awareness of the inherent ambiguity crisis, complementing efforts to address the well-acknowledged issues of credibility and reproducibility'." (ref 2)

Scientific and social program

Last update 2023-12-18


  1. From quantum physics and quantum information chemistry to quantum biology of respiratory and photosynthetic electron transfer. 80 years after Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life?
  2. Protonmotive force and long-range electron transfer
  3. Evolution and bioenergetics
  4. Mechanistic aspects of electron transfer and electron bifurcation
  5. Bioenergetics and biosynthesis involving bioblasts of photosynthetic organisms
  6. Electron transfer system proteins
  7. Respiratory complexes and supercomplexes - structure and function
  8. ATPases (F-type, V-type)
  9. Transporters and channels - lipids, proteins, ions
  10. Small molecule transport across the mitochondrial inner membrane
  11. Uncouplers and proteins with uncoupling function
  12. Bioenergetic organelle biogenesis, assembly and function
  13. Organelle dynamics
  14. Mitochondrial physiology and pathology
  15. Mitochondrial reprogramming in health and disease
  16. Functions of apoptotic proteins beyond apopotosis
  17. Oxygen kinetics – hypoxia, oxygen sensing, reactive oxygen species
  18. Prokaryotic metabolism and microbes as drug targets
  19. Role of mitochondrial bioenergetics in infection and immune function
  20. From monitoring mitochondria in organs to mitochondrial transplantation
  21. Expert session on mitochondrial pathologies
  22. EBEC Science Communication - publishers and publishing, science and teaching, dissemination and social media, sustainable conferences

What to do and see in and around Innsbruck at a glance:
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Exhibitors and supporters

Dear [Expert/Sponsor],
EBEC2024 is the highlight of the year of conferences on bioenergetics, held in Europe and attracting scientists and industry professionals from around the world. EBEC2024 promotes the concept of the bioenergetics ecosystem, bringing together students and experts on energy metabolism of mitochondria, chloroplasts, and bacteria. Topics related to structure and function range from cutting edge electron and fluorescence microscopic imaging, modelling, to diagnostic OXPHOS analysis in human health and disease.
We extend our invitation to companies and organizations that specialize in the diverse fields of bioenergetics. All are linked by the interests of the large audience seeking information on newest technologies and contacts. Join us to showcase your products and services to a highly targeted audience.
Erich Gnaiger
Local organizer of EBEC2024
ACMIT GmbH Agilent Technologies Bioenergetics Communications Hansatech Instruments Health Hub Tirol GmbH International Coenzyme Q10 Association MiPsociety NADMED Oroboros Instruments Standortagentur Tirol link:

Become a sponsor

Have a look at our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Brochure and select your package:
Exhibitor and sponsorship brochure
As a next step, fill out and return the order form to
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Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220)

Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220) is the leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of sensors. It publishes comprehensive reviews and regular research papers. Its aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Sensors is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

Organizers and scientific committee

Local organizers

EBEC2024 National Committee

In prep, last update 2023-10-31

EBEC International Scientific Committee

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Christoph von Ballmoos, Paolo Bernardi, Ulrich Brandt, Peter Brzezinski, Gary Cecchini, Giovanni Finazzi, Thorsten Friedrich, Manuel Gutierrez Aguilar, Robert Gennis, Erich Gnaiger, Joachim Heberle, Carola Hunte, Ville Kaila, Cesare Indiveri, Axel Magalon, Amandine Marechal, Karin Nowikovsky, Anthony Moore, David Nicholls, Etana Padan, Manuela Pereira, Elena Pohl, Richard Porter, Eduardo Rial, Peter Rich, Leonid Sazanov, Barbara Schoepp Cothenet, Adam Szewczyk, Laszlo Tretter, Salvador Uribe-Carvajal, Marten Wikstroem, John Walker, Volker Zickermann, Laszlo Zimanyi

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Key dates

  • 2024 mid-January: Early bird registration opens
  • 2024-03-31: Abstract deadline for invited oral presentations
  • 2024-04-30: BBA manuscript deadline for invited oral presentations
  • 2024-04-30: General abstract deadline

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The unifying theme of EBEC

Sir John E Walker at MiPsummer 2012, UK
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The central unifying theme of EBEC is Bioenergetics and by extension, chemiosmosis. Thus, essential topics for consideration for inclusion in the programme are oxidative phosphorylation in bacteria and mitochondria, photosynthesis, transmembrane transport of metabolites and other small molecules, passage of proteins through membrane barriers, bacterial motility and cell death via apoptosis and other mechanisms involving the mitochondria. As you are aware, in recent years great strides forward in understanding have been made in most of these fields. Thus, we recommend that these topics should provide the core of the programme. That is not to say that related topics such as mitochondrial diseases arising from mutations in both mt-DNA and nuclear genes, involvement of mitochondria in ageing and cancer and related medical issues should be excluded.
With best wishes,
John, Bob, Marten, and Peter
Professor Sir John Walker FRS, FMedSci
MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit
University of Cambridge
The Keith Peters Building
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Hills Road
Cambridge CB2 0XY, UK
Robert Bennett Gennis, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois
A320 CLSL, Box 2-6
600 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Mårten Wikström, Professor Emeritus, Physical Biochemistry
Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki, FI
Peter R Rich

Peter R Rich, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Dept Structural and Molecular Biology
University College London
London WC1E 6BT, UK


in progress

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Presentation and poster guidelines

Presentation and PPT

  • Oral presentations Timing
  • Aspect ratio for slides: 16:9
  • Use either PowerPoint or Keynote
  • A laptop for your presentation is provided
  • If you work with a Mac please bring your computer
  • Ensure you bring an adapter for your device with HDMI connection, VGA to HDMI is provided
  • If you have a video imbedded in your slides, please send it also as a separate file
  • Please make sure you do not go overtime. To help you a screen with be on the stage for you showing the amount of time remaining for you presentation.
  • During your presentation use the laser pointer connected to the laptop if indicating particular points on the slide.
  • There will be a fixed microphone at the podium and a portable microphone.
  • Media check to hand in your slides in the morning of the conference is possible.


  • Please bring your poster in size A0, portrait.
  • Posters are up during the entire conference, providing an excellent opportunity for person-to-person discussions and integrating your work into plenary discussions.

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Travel and accommodation

Stay in Innsbruck

Book your accommodation with special rates for the period of Aug 25 to Sep 01, 2024 here.
For inquiries regarding your booking please contact the Innsbruck Convention Bureau under:, Tel: +43 512 5356 9704

Get to Innsbruck

By airplane
For arrivals by airplane, we recommend flying directly to Innsbruck, which is well connected with Frankfurt. Another option is Munich Airport (approx. two hours from Innsbruck). From Munich you can connect to Innsbruck by either train, bus or shuttle service.
» Train: DB
» Bus:, approx EUR 20.-, best booked in advance.
» Shuttle: FOURSEASONS Shuttle, approx. EUR 59.- one way from Munich to Innsbruck, EUR 118.- return.
By train
If you decide to travel by train, exit at 'Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof‘, which is well connected to Zürich, Munich, Italy and Vienna.
» ÖBB website
By car
Using Austria’s motorways requires a vignette, which can be purchased at petrol stations for either ten days (EUR 9,60), two months (EUR 28,20) or the current calender year (93,80). Federal highways are toll-free but might be time consuming.
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Get around in Innsbruck

By foot
The conference center is around 10-25 minutes walking distance from most of the hotels in the city center.
By bus or tram
IVB is the local bus or tram transportation provider:
Stops closest to the conference center:
Recommended APP: "IVB Scout" to get around, "IVB Tickets" for purchasing your ticket online
Note: Tickets can currently not be bought inside the bus/tram. Please buy it online or at the ticket machine in front of the bus/tram stop.
By car
Public parking:
Parking tickets:
Max height:
Discounted parking tickets:
Estimated price:
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Satellite events

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Innsbruck, AT, 2024 Aug 26-31. 22nd European Bioenergetics Conference (EBEC).

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EBEC (2024-08-26) MitoGlobal

Abstract: 22st European Bioenergetics Conference 2024, Innsbruck, Austria, 2024

In preparation

EBEC 2024 Sessions

  • Wandering in the garden of memories on bioenergetics (Angelo Azzi)
  • Redox regulation (Anthony Moore)
  • Teaching bioenergetics
  • Interactions between mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • Bioenergetics and quantum physics - 80 years after Erwin Schrödingers book 'What is Life?'

Austrian Bioenergetics Group

2020-01-09: Invitation to join the Austrian Bioenergetics Group
EBEC2024 - the 22nd European Bioenergetics Conference will be held in Innsbruck (2024, Aug 12-17). We would like to bring together Austrian experts in bioenergetics for joining the EBEC2024 National Scientific Committee. This provides an excellent opportunity to establish an Austrian Bioenergetics Group towards and beyond EBEC2024.
As the local organizer of EBEC2024, it is my pleasure to invite you for participation and collaboration to make EBEC2024 in Austria an internationally outstanding success.
EBEC2022 will be held in France.
The first meeting to establish the Austrian Bioenergetics Group was planned to take place in Vienna in 2020 - Bioenergetics Vienna 2020 - but had to be cancelled due to COVID19.
Your ideas and input are welcome. I am looking forward to hearing from you,
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