The Keilin Memorial Lecture in 2016 was delivered by Mike Murphy at The Biochemical Society's 79th Harden Conference, 'Oxygen Evolution and Reduction - Common Principles'.
The Conference was held at Grauer Bär, Innsbruck, Austria from 16—20 April 2016, where Mike was presented with the Keilin Medal and a prize of £2000.
Professor Sir John Walker talks at the GAPSummit 2016. During the three days of the GapSummit the Leaders of Tomorrow will learn from and challenge current leaders in the bioeconomy through a programme which is dedicated to addressing 7 gaps in biotechnology:
Research and Innovation Gap
Future Health Gap
Future Resources Gap
Public Perception and Education Gap
Congratulations to Mike Murphy (Group Leader, Mitochondrial Dysfunction), who has been appointed as an Honorary Research Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
This appointment will commence on 1 June 2016, for a period of three years. Mike will be affiliated with Otago's Department of Chemistry and will make regular trips to the University during this time. Mike will continue to be based at the MBU and retains all his current responsibilities here.
Congratulations to Mike Murphy (Group Leader, Mitochondrial Dysfunction).
Along with Professor Richard Hartley at the University of Glasgow, Mike is the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, which will fund a collaboration to further the exploration of mitochondrial metabolism in health and disease using targeted biological chemistry.
The MRC's CEO Award Scheme recognises contributions from employees for outstanding effort and commitment to both their work and the MRC as an organisation.
In their papers published in Cell Metabolism members of Professor Massimo Zeviani's group, and that of Luca Scorrano at the University of Padua have identified a potential therapeutic target for combating mitochondrial disease.
Figure | Overall map for complex I from B. taurus heart mitochondria determined by single-particle cryo-EM.
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
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.