public engagement

Mike Murphy talks to The Royal Society about the chemical biology of mitochondria

Mike Murphy, Group Leader/PI of the MRC MBU, organised a Royal Society scientific discussion meeting entitled 'Chemical biology approaches to assessing and modulating mitochondria', bringing together biologists, chemists and clinicians to discuss recent developments in the field.

Select talks were subsequently published in an issue of Interface Focus as a record of work to date and as a stimulus to future work. The Royal Society spoke to Mike about his work, the meeting and how the field could progress.

Opportunities Ahead: a careers fair for Cambridge

On Thursday, 23 February 2017, members of the MRC MBU participated in 'Opportunities Ahead' - a careers fair for Cambridge school students aged 14 and older.

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.

The event was organised by Form the Future.

Form the Future: Annual Conference 2017

Form the Future is a non-profit making organisation that connects schools and businesses in order to provide opportunities for students.

These opportunities include work experience, apprenticeships and other activities.

At this year's Annual Conference,held on 7 February, the MBU was awarded Partnership status by Form the Future, in recognition of the Unit's support of our younger generation and our participation in career-related activities and events.

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