_____Bioenergetics Master Class_____

Cellular Bioenergetics Master Class at the Buck Institute, led by

Martin Brand and David Nicholls

Monday, April 23 - Thursday, April 26, 2018

Course full- accepting names for waitlist

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Blvd. Novato, CA 94945 is offering a 3.5-day intensive Master Class on Cellular Bioenergetics.


Martin and David have many decades of experience in the theory and practice of mitochondrial bioenergetics, both at the level of the isolated organelle and the intact cell, and , together with colleagues, will present a combination of theoretical lectures and practical data-handling exercises, including the interpretation of primary data. In addition, there will be an opportunity for help with specific problems raised by participants.

The inaugural course, given in 2017, was judged a great success by the participants:     

WW: Thank you so much for that high calorie week of brain candy.
WH: Thank you so much for a stimulating week!  
BG: the bioenergetics class was absolutely first-rate; informative, stimulating, etc
RB: I wanted to sincerely thank you all for an excellent and well organized course.
NVB: The course was just outstanding:
LM: Just a note to thank you again for the outstanding course
EDD: Thank you again for the brainstorming and energetic Mito week. 

Topics to be covered will include:

• The proton circuit, the central concept of cellular bioenergetics. • Essential thermodynamics: driving forces. •Function and dysfunction: isolated mitochondria. • The Seahorse respirometer: isolated mitochondria, intact cells and quantifying glycolytic and oxidative phosphorylation. • Monitoring plasma and mitochondrial potentials in intact cells.• Functional bioenergetic imaging. • Reactive oxygen species: the design and interpretation of ROS experiments. • Mitochondrial calcium in physiology and pathology. • Applying mitochondrial physiology to the pancreatic β-cell. • How to critically analyze the cellular physiology literature.

For more information on scientific content, contact

mbrand@buckinstitute.org, or dnicholls@buckinstitute.org


For information on course organization, accommodation etc., contact


Course fee: $400 academic/$900 others.

The 2018 course is now full. If you would like to be contacted about future courses, please contact Ricki Singer: rsinger@buckinstitute.org

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