Roundup: recent CfMR publications

This is a regular feature to let you know about what we have been up to recently Today we give a quick run through on our mitochondria centred publications in the last few months (May-September). For a complete publication list see here Remarkable new images/insights delving into deeper structural details uncovered novel mitochondrial features in…

MitOx 2017 Meeting

MitOX 2017 The 2017 MitOx meeting, on the 1st of December will take place at the Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford. It will include various short talks on subjects relating to mitochondria such as cancer metabolism, neuroscience, diabetes, mitochondrial disorders and general mitochondrial biology. You can find the the current speaker line up…

Seminar: Biochemical and evolutionary peculiarities of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis

Mark van der Giezen (Biosciences, University of Exeter) will be speaking about the Biochemical and evolutionary peculiarities of the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis in a seminar held next Wednesday (October 4th 2017) at 12:00 in the UCL Roberts Building, Room 106.   Abstract for the seminar Mitochondria are the main sites of ATP generation in eukaryotes. These…

Announcing the 1st International Mitochondria Meeting for Young Scientists, April 20 – 22 in Kyoto, Japan

News from Japan: Registration will be open soon for the 1st International Mitochondria Meeting for Young Scientists, which will be held April 20 – 22 in Kyoto, Japan, organised by Koji Yamano and Michael Lazarou.   The kind invitation letter from the organisers: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear mitochondrial researchers, I’m Koji Yamano, a senior researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical…

Mitochondria: Form and Function Meeting

The Consortium for Mitochondrial Research together with three UK societies  (Physiological Society, Biochemical Society, British Pharmacological Society) will be holding a meeting: Mitochondria: Form and Function focusing on recent developments in mitochondrial research, with discussions on their implications in understanding health and disease, as well as potential physiological targets to fight disease. The meeting will have…

CfMR members awarded two grants

The CfMR is happy to announce that two of its steering members have been awarded two grants: Firstly, the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) is funding Michael Duchen, Gyorgy Szabadkai and Angus Bain for the development of novel approaches in the study of redox metabolism. Secondly, the Michael J. Fox foundation will be funding…

CBD seminar series – 15th June 2017

The Cell and Developmental Biology Department from UCL will be holding a seminar on the 15th ofJune 2017 as a part of their seminar series. The seminar, which will run from 1-2pm at the Anatomy Gavin de Beer LT will feature two talks from Robert Bentham and Agnieszka Piatkowska. Robert Bentham, form the Szabadkai lab will…

Metabolism & Society @ UCL: A Symposium on Food, Culture and Metabolic Health: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Metabolism & Society @ UCL is an active network of biologists, archaeologists, geneticists, social scientists, evolutionary biologists, epidemiologists, economists and more from across UCL and the Francis Crick Institute. We aim to combine resources to enhance interdisciplinary approaches to address metabolic disease and global nutrition, and to further communication between academics, policy-makers, the food industry,…