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Cambridge Science Festival 2016

On 20 March 2016, the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit participated in the Cambridge Science Festival with an event entitled ‘Fnidnig the msitkaes ni DNA that casue mitochondrial diseases’.

Visitors had the opportunity to learn all about mitochondrial diseases and took part in a range of activities, including fiendish genetic diagnosis puzzles, growing protein crystals and using scientific software to analyse a mitochondrial protein.

The event was very popular and well-attended and we received some very positive feedback from our visitors - thank you!

Our Patron

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to extend her Patronage of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit for a further three years, to December 2018.

This is, once again, wonderful news for the Unit as it continues to pursue its scientific aims. The Princess Royal's association with the Unit began in 1990 when Her Royal Highness became Patron of the Dunn Nutrition Unit and we are delighted that The Princess Royal has taken a keen interest in our work during several stages of the Unit's evolution.

MBU Scientists Participate in UTC Cambridge Careers Event

There is a bewildering array of career choices available to young people. To broaden college students’ perspectives on job types in STEM industries, the MRC MBU participates in careers events for students in Years 11-13 at the University Technical College (UTC Cambridge).

2015 Cambridge Big Biology Day

On Saturday, 17 October 2015, members of the MRC MBU showcased the Unit’s work at the Cambridge Big Biology Day event, held at Hills Road Sixth Form College.

Proteins are molecular machines in our body that perform many different tasks. They have a defined structure that can be determined using a technique called X-ray crystallography.

At the event, visitors grew crystals of protein, a pre-requisite for crystallography, and looked at and analysed their structures using the latest computer programs.


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