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Mitochondria


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.

 

Mitochondria journal cover

Themed issue

 

Mitochondrial diseases 

 

Guest edited by Caterina Garone and Michal Minczuk

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Learning

 

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.

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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.

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Public Engagement

 

Crossover: exchanges between design and biochemical sciences project

These workshops form a crossover project, uniting research, community voices and stakeholders to bring mitochondria to the forefront of medicine. The project is spearheaded by The Innovation School at the Glasgow School of Art and supported by the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Mitochondria and Us: sharing stories from science and society on the powerhouse of the cell

Building on previous activities, this webinar showcases the creation of an international and interdisciplinary network of excellence in mitochondria research


 

Mitochondria collective

Building on previous activities, this webinar showcases the creation of an international and interdisciplinary network of excellence in mitochondria research.

 

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.

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Related content

 

Adipose biology


Guest edited by Dr Emilio Mottillo and Professor Gregory Steinberg

Mitochondria play a key role in maintaining energy homeostasis in metabolic tissues, including adipose. This Biochemical Journal collection addresses current research and emerging concepts on adipose tissue biology in health and disease.

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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.

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Award

 

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 >

 

 
 
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