On 25 June 2014 the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU) opened its doors again to the public.
Visitors included local residents and students from local sixth form colleges. MBU scientists gave a series of talks and demonstrations on mitochondria and how mitochondrial dysfunction leads to illness and ageing.
Visitors also attended a “meet the scientists” session, where members further explained their work through the use of posters, movies and video games.
Feedback on the event included appreciation of how important the Unit’s work is in the understanding mitochondria and its effect on health, and how informative the event had been for potential future scientists considering future career paths.