The MBU and the Keith Peters Building reopened for research today (Monday, 15 June), with those researchers present following strict University-approved protocols to protect both them and the wider community during the COVID-19 crisis. While everyone will continue to work from home whenever possible, we are delighted at the opportunity to restart our experimental work!
The building remains closed to visitors. As usual, MBU scientists and administrative staff can be contacted by email as follows:
The MBU is delighted to welcome Dr Jelle van den Ameele - a new Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, who will start to build his independent research group under our roof.
Jelle’s Research is focused on molecular mechanisms of tissue specificity in mitochondrial disease. He brings both clinical and scientific expertise, and enthusiasm that will complement our existing activities and interests. We look forward to working with him.
We are excited to share the news that Professors Mike Murphy (MBU, Cambridge) and Richard Hartley (Glasgow) have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award of £1.6 milion for a research project entitled, ‘Exploring mitochondrial metabolism in health and disease using targeted biological chemistry’.
On Wednesday, 13 May 2020, one of our final year PhD students, Jordan Morris, joined his previous secondary school by video conference.
In a collaborative research study with the NIHR BioResource and Genomics England published in Nature Communications, Wei Wei and Patrick Chinnery explain how large rare or unique nuclear-mitochondrial DNA segments (mega-NUMTs) can resemble paternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and find no evidence of paternal transmission of mtDNA by studying whole genome sequences in 33,105 humans.
The Keith Peters Building closed at 5.00 pm today (Friday, 20 March 2020) and MBU members are working from home until further notice.
During this time, MBU scientists and administrative staff can be contacted by email as follows:
New discovery uncovers the complex dance of mitochondria, the cellular power plant.