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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: Career Development Opportunites for Experienced Postdocs!

Career Development Opportunites for Experienced Postdocs!

20 September 2022

Three unique “Springboard to Independence” positions are available at the Mitochondrial Biology Unit. We are looking for candidates who : want to develop an independent career in mitochondrial research have research interests that fit in with the MBU. We offer : up to four years' funding with an addociated postdoc/...


Read more at: Baking it Green for World Mitochondrial Disease Week

Baking it Green for World Mitochondrial Disease Week

20 September 2022

World Mitochondrial Disease Week runs from 18-24 September this year. A collaborative "Bake it Green" event is being held between members of the MBU and MitoCamb . We are contributing green cookies, cakes or healthy green options for exhibit and photo sessions....and, of course, for tasting! Daily images will be uploaded...


Read more at: Research grant awarded to Michal Minczuk and collaborators

Research grant awarded to Michal Minczuk and collaborators

6 September 2022

Congratulations to Michal Minczuk, Pedro Pinheiro and their collaborators, who have been awarded a grant to continue their research on maternally inherited Leigh syndrome (MILS). Cure ATP6 (a Rare Village Foundation Fund) and Cure Mito Foundation are excited to announce the collaboration between the groups of Dr. Michal...


Read more at: Ischemia-Selective Cardioprotection by Malonate for Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Ischemia-Selective Cardioprotection by Malonate for Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

2 September 2022

A collaborative research study led by Professors Mike Murphy (MBU) and Thomas Krieg ( Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics [EMIT] ) has been published in Circulation Research and is the subject of an Editorial comment . The mitochondrial metabolite succinate drives the ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury occurring in...


Read more at: Camila Cimadamore-Werthein awarded EMBO Poster Prize

Camila Cimadamore-Werthein awarded EMBO Poster Prize

2 September 2022

Congratulations to Camila Cimadamore-Werthein, who was awarded a poster prize at the recent EMBO Workshop on Membrane transporters as essential elements of cellular function and homeostasis . Camila's poster is entitled, The human mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier operates by a ping-pong kinetic mechanism and represents the...


Read more at: Early data presented at The Champ Foundation's 3rd Pearson Syndrome Conference

Early data presented at The Champ Foundation's 3rd Pearson Syndrome Conference

25 July 2022

On Saturday, 9 July 2022, Drs Michal Minczuk, leader of the MBU's Mitochondrial Genetics research group and Pedro Silva-Pinheiro, postdoctoral researcher in this group, attended The Champ Foundation's 3rd Pearson Syndrome Conference at Mitochondrial Medicine Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) . Pearson...