The Event

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(Detailed Schedule will be sent to attendees)

Friday, November 8th, 2019

8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 8:45

Welcome & Intro - Evan Taddeo and Alexander Martorell -UCLA

8:45 - 10:15 

Faculty Talks

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:50

Industry Spotlight Presentation by Amgen

10:50 - 12:30

Workshop - “When and How to Approach Pharma/Industry” with Mark Wisniewski , Senior Director, Bio-pharmaceuticals  of the UCLA Technology Development Group 

12:30 - 2:30

Lunch and Poster Session

2:30 - 3:30

Faculty Talks Continued

3:30 - 4:00

Cookie Break

4:00 - 6:00

Junior Talks - SPARK 101 Students from Geffen Academy, in attendance


Dinner, Networking, SPARK 101  and Lay Poster Session



All voting on talks and posters must be completed

Awards and Raffle


Poster Session Information

Deadline: ​October 8th 2019


Lay Poster Instructions:

  • Posters should fit on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper.

  • Poster in lay text and pictures that captures your research in simplest form.

  • Poster backside should contain a lay title, short paragraph about the project, the names of those on the project and presenters name and e-mail.

Scientific Poster Instructions

  • Posters can be up to 4ft wide and 4ft tall.

  • Pushpins and easels will be provided.

  • Hang posters during check-in.

  • Remove posters after Poster award announcement and concluding remarks.

  • Each participant will be provided with a poster board number on which they will put up their poster.

Presenting tips:

  • Be smart and creative, prepare an attractive poster.

  • Think of a good title and make your figures large.

  • Practice how to present your poster. You will show confidence and inspire insightful questions. 

Prizes for the best three in each category for posters;

Scientific Poster and Lay Poster 

1st Prize, 2nd, and 3rd Prize 


Prizes rules for Poster and Junior Talks Competition

  • The judges will be selected from the academic and industry professionals invited to the symposium.

  • The names of the judges will not be announced until the end of the event to prevent preferential treatment.  

  • The criteria to select the winners will be based on research innovation and presentation skills. 

  • The judges decision will be final. 

Graduate students & Postdocs Talks Information

Deadline: ​October 8th 2019

Abstract submission: Send Junior Talk Abstract submission to:

Prizes for the best three Junior Talks

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize 


  • If you are interested, send us your abstract (500-words maximum) by October 8th 2018.

  • Because the limited time, only a specific number of abstracts will be accepted.

  • You will have 10 minutes to present your work plus 5 minutes for questions.

  • Our recommendation is 1 slide per minute. Don't make it to long and neither to short.


How to get the Most out of the 3rd Annual UCLA Mitochondria Symposium

Date and Time: ​Friday, November 8th, 2018 at 8:00 am

This year, for the first time, we are thrilled to announce our first "When and How to Approach Pharma/Industry" Workshop with the UCLA Technology Development Group. You do not have to be a UCLA affiliate to participate. Take the opportunity to learn the skills you need and find answers to your questions you have about your research, compounds and data now and for the future collaborations with Pharma and Industry.


  • Register for the event - Walk-Ins will not be admitted.  Register Here

  • Please contact if you need to cancel your seat, so that we may add someone who is waiting.

  • Arrive on time for registration and get your poster up.

  • Take notes and participate in Q&A. 

  • Enjoy the healthy lunch and be sure to talk to our poster presenters and learn about their research, you never know, you may just find a new collaboration! 

  • Learn about the younger generation of future scientists as SPARK 101 members from David Geffen Academy, present their work with UCLA student and post-doc mentors.

  • Be sure to stick around for dinner and the awards presentation

  • If you haven't already done so, please take the Metabolism Theme Satisfaction Survey. We will be awarding a 2 night weekend staycation, at PaliHotel Westwood and a $100 dining certificate from FELLOW in Westwood. 


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