Mitochondria perform a myriad of different functions, are key players in many cellular processes and are implicated in many common diseases. Discoveries about the roles of mitochondria beyond energy metabolism have widened the field of mitochondrial research, allowing greater understanding of disease mechanisms and leading to novel treatments.
We hope that this collection of content from across the Biochemical Society, Portland Press and external partners will allow readers to discover more about these multi-faceted and dynamic organelles.
Published articles on mitochondria >
Discover articles on mitochondria published across our portfolio of Society-owned publications.
Understanding Biochemistry: The genetic basis of disease
This essential, freely available resource aimed at post-16 students, teachers and undergraduates contains a section on mitochondrial disorders.
Microscopya adventure puzzle game
This game, created by Beata Science Art, features hand-drawn illustrations and puzzles based on real scientific concepts. Players can customize their character, solve educational puzzles, and discover the beauty of biology while interacting with the fascinating world inside their cells. An experience that audiences of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy, this game highlights the intricate dynamics of the molecular world and makes scientific concepts accessible in creative ways. Use this resource to discover more about mitochondria, among the other cellular organelles.
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Mitochondrial bioenergetics course
This series of videos from Alicia Kowaltkowski (University of São Paulo) provides an overview of mitochondrial bioenergetics and how to study it in vitro and in vivo, and is suitable for graduates and researchers.
MITOTrumps card game
This card game for scientists and non-scientists alike, created by the MRC-Mitochondrial Biology Unit, features proteins found in the mitochondria and is ready to be downloaded, printed and played.
Advances in Forensic Science
Guest edited by Niamh Nic Daeid and Lucina Hackman
This collection of articles cover the latest advances in forensic science, with reference to mitochondrial DNA as a tool to characterise biological evidence.
2024 Keilin Memorial Lecture
The Keilin Memorial Lecture recognises outstanding work in the field of bioenergetics, electron transfer, and mitochondrial biology. The 2024 Keilin Memorial Lecture will be presented to Professor Michael Duchen (University College London), whose work focuses on mitochondrial dysfunction in disease.
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Early Career Research Award 2023
One of two Early Career Research Awards 2023 was awarded to Amy Vincent (Newcastle University) for her work on the pathological mechanisms underlying mitochondrial myopathy and disease progression.
Find out more about Amy's work >