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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit


On Saturday, 26 November 2022 MBU scientists participated in RAREfest - an award-winning festival that is as UNIQUE as the people it champions. Featuring the brightest minds in research, innovators of life-changing technologies, pioneers in treatments, and those living with rare conditions.

The Guildhall was an excellent venue and we took hands on, interactive activities showcasing the MBU’s research on mitochondria, specifically the chemical mtZFN, through our “Destroying Mutant Mitochondrial DNA” game - aimed at destroying mutant (bad) mitochondrial DNA by fishing it out of the mitochondrion and placing it in the mtDNA dustbin.

The venue was very busy - there were 25 scientific, technological, medical and creative hands on exhibitions and, as well as explaining the MBU's research, we enjoyed taking the time to talk to familiar faces and make connections with new ones.