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Judy Hirst - publication in 'Nature'

In collaboration with Vinothkumar at The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge we report the structure of respiratory complex I, one of the largest and most complicated enzymes in the mammalian cell.

Link to publication in Nature

MRC MBU at the Big Bang Fair Eastern 2016

On 30 June, 2016, members of the MRC MBU participated in the Big Bang Fair Eastern, held at Newmarket Racecourse.

This annual event is for secondary school students aged 11-18 years and aims to inspire future scientists.

We took our movies, sequencing puzzles and computer games and used them to explain mitochondrial disorders and how they cause mitochondrial diseases.

We welcomed young visitors and tutors throughout the event and we thoroughly enjoyed discussing our science with future scientists.

'Opportunities Ahead' Careers Fair

On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, members of the MRC MBU participated in 'Opportunities Ahead' - a careers fair for Cambridge school students. Through the use of videos, computer games and sequencing puzzles, our young visitors were given explanations of mitochondrial disorders and how they cause mitochondrial diseases. For further details about the event, along with links to the organisers, see: Opportunities Ahead.

Welcome to Dr Julien Prudent - Group Leader

We welcome Dr Julien Prudent, who joins the MBU today as the leader of a new research group working on Mitochondrial Physiology.

Dr Prudent's research here will focus on the investigation of the function of the ER/mitochondria contact sites in cell physiology and disease.

Dr Prudent is originally from Lyon, France and joins us from McGill University, Canada.

We wish Dr Prudent every success with his research programme.

MitoMiner database version 4.0 launched

MitoMiner is a scientific database of mammalian mitochondrial localisation evidence, phenotypes and diseases.

Version 4 of the database is now ‘gene centric’ making it much easier to search. This release also includes new phenotype and interaction data types.

More information can be found on the MitoMiner website.

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