Bioblast 2022: BEC Inaugural Conference


  • Erich Gnaiger
  • Luiza HD Cardoso
  • Lisa Tindle-Solomon
  • Paolo Cocco



abstracts, Bioenergetics Communications, Living Communications, bioblasts, mitochondria, plastids, chloroplasts


Bioblast 2022 is a follow-up of Bioblast 2012 [1] and the first life conference linked to the journal Bioenergetics Communications [2]. It can be seen in the line of MiPconferences of the Mitochondrial Physiology Society [3], which was founded at the 3rd MiPconference in 2003 [4]. The last one took place in 2019 in Belgrade, RS within the COST Action MitoEAGLE [5]. The MitoEAGLE Summit was prevented from happening by the pandemic lockdown. Instead, the MitoEAGLE Consortium of 666 coauthors completed the first publication in Bioenergetics Communications [6]. In the tradition of Bioblast and MiP [1,7], Bioblast 2022 is presented with the beauty of Odra Noel's MiPArt and is honored by her presence at the conference. We celebrate 30 years Oroboros Instruments. As a follow-up of the MitoEAGLE project [8], the MiPsociety and the Oroboros Ecosystem are the drivers of Bioenergetics Communications.

The endosymbiotic theories link the mitochondria and plastids to their free-living ancestors. Together, these are the bioblasts in spotlight of bioenergetics. Bioblasts and interactions with their hosts are the topics of Bioenergetics Communications, inaugurating the concept of Living Communications.



Gnaiger E, Cardoso LHD, Tindle-Solomon L, Cocco P, eds (2022) Bioblast 2022: BEC Inaugural Conference. Bioenerg Commun 2022.1.





Living Communications