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Massimo Zeviani awarded the Grand Prix of the NRJ Foundation in Paris

On Wednesday, 5 June 2013, Professor Massimo Zeviani will be presented with the 2013 Grand Prix of the NRJ Foundation, on "Genetics of degenerative diseases", under the cupola of the Institute of France. The award is made to support Professor Zeviani’s work on the genetics of mitochondrial diseases. "The Prize of the NRJ Foundation will allow me to continue my research which aims at understanding why mitochondrial deficiency leads to brain damage and how to correct or even halt the progression of disease in patients." - Massimo Zeviani

Directorship of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

After fifteen years as Director of this Unit, John Walker has stepped down from this role. Known originally as the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, it was renamed the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit in 2009. John will continue to pursue his research interests at the MBU.