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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit

 

The strategic mission of the MBU is to understand mitochondrial biology in health and disease, and to exploit this understanding to develop new therapies and improve human health.

 


 

Read more at: MBU postdoctoral scientist develops ggplot2 graphics tutorial

MBU postdoctoral scientist develops ggplot2 graphics tutorial

16 May 2022

Lyuba Bozhilova is a postdoctoral bioinfomatician at the MRC MBU, who also curates our " MRC MBU Postdocs " Twitter account. Lyuba originally developed this ggplot2 tutorial for members of MitoCAMB and later expanded it to a workshop for members of the the MBU. This tutorial is aimed for research scientists with some...


Read more at: MRC National Mouse Genetics Network - MitoCluster

MRC National Mouse Genetics Network - MitoCluster

21 April 2022

We are really excited to announce that four of our research group leaders – Drs Michal Minczuk , Jelle van den Ameele , Alex Whitworth and Professor Patrick Chinnery - are participating in the MRC National Mouse Genetics Network (NMGN) and a part of a cluster focussing on mitochondrial medicine - MitoCluster . MitoCluster...


Read more at: Drug Discovery News – showcase featuring Michal Minczuk

Drug Discovery News – showcase featuring Michal Minczuk

14 April 2022

For an article by Danielle Gerhard PhD, entitled “ On the road to treating mitochondrial disease ”, which was published in late 2021 in Drug Discovery News , Dr Michal Minczuk was interviewed on his modified zinc finger nuclease technology to target specific sequences in mitochondrial DNA. Professor Carlos Moraes (...


Read more at: Genomics Unravelled Podcast Series: Mitochondrial genomics

Genomics Unravelled Podcast Series: Mitochondrial genomics

13 April 2022

In Episode 5 of the Genomics Unravelled podcast series Professor Patrick Chinnery talks about the challenges of diagnosing patients with mitochondrial diseases, the diagnostic power of genomics and developing new treatments for rare diseases.


Read more at: Launch of our MITOTrumps card game

Launch of our MITOTrumps card game

31 March 2022

We are excited to launch our new MITOTrumps card game as this year’s contribution to the Cambridge Festival . MITOTrumps is a card game based on mitochondrial proteins. On each card there is an image of a mitochondrial protein, along with numerical statistics relating to that protein - amino acid number, mutations (the...