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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit


About us

Run by Postdocs for the Postdocs, the MBU Postdoctoral Society aims to promote interactions between postdocs throughout the unit to create a friendly network of skills and expertise and to welcome new postdocs to the Department.

All postdocs will be added automatically to a mailing list when they start to be kept up to date with events etc.

If you have any questions about the MBU Postdoctoral Society please email Lindsey.


  • Science Sessions (name subject to change) for postdocs to informally present and discuss results from their projects to gain insight and exchange knowledge with others

  • Careers events – whether it’s academia, industry or the many other career paths, we are here to help highlight the possibilities with a PhD and postdoc experience

  • Socials – people are always coming and going in science, socials are a great way to get to know everyone, especially at a postdoc level, and integrate into the MBU community

  • The University Postdoc Society also regularly hosts events that all are welcome to attend

Some of the past events

While the COVID pandemic curbed everyone's social lives, the MBU postdoctoral society organised some fun and informative events.

  • 3rd Friday of the month: Zoom socials – these monthly informal events helped to keep the postdocs in touch with each other. These proved to be popular and were especially useful to ensure that those who were isolating or carrying out non-wet lab work at home remained in the loop with the MBU community.

  • 25 February 2021: Science session – we held the inaugural Science session where Michele volunteered to present his work. In this informal environment it was great to see the fantastic work he produced, as well as the challenges he faced and great discussions about how to solve some of these. It was a brilliant way to kick start this and it was great to see all round.

  • 22 April 2021: Careers event – the careers event brought together four MBU alumni working in different sectors after their work in the unit. It was fantastic and inspiring to hear the success the panel have gone on to achieve and to be able to answer questions about their journey.

Future events

  • Monthly Friday night pub socials

  • Courses, eg. Guide to Fellowship and Grant Applications

  • Postdoc Talks:

    11 November: Dr Timo Rey
    9 December: Dr Lyuba Bozhilova
    13 January: Dr Federica De Lazzari