From November 13 to 16, Büsra, Saskia and Hannes attended the international workshop on Mitochondria: Past and Present – Evolution, Proteostasis, Dynamics & Disease in Israel (400 meters below sea level, at the Dead Sea). The workshop brought together basic researchers and physicians from different disciplines and covered about 40 talks by foreign and Israeli speakers on fascinating topics related to mitochondria. Büsra and Saskia presented their research in one of the four poster sessions during the meeting and took the opportunity to discuss major topics of interest in an informal atmosphere (and of course to take a bath in the Dead Sea).