In vivo imaging of mitochondria in electrically active PNS axons

new insights into the role of mitochondrial dynamics in physiology and disease Date: Thursday 22nd May 2014, 1pm Speaker: Dr Marija Sajic, Department of Neuroinflammation, UCL Institute of Neurology Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square 12.30 buffet lunch, Foyer Seminar room Further information: Tina Holmes,

Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Research led by Dr Helene Plun-Favreau (UCL Institute of Neurology) has discovered how genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease might play a key role in the death of brain cells, potentially paving the way for the development of more effective drug treatments. In the new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, a team of researchers from…

Nick Lane: Is complex life a freak accident?

By George Wigmore, on 31 January 2012 “In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” While the above Douglas Adams quote may aptly describe the prevailing universal sentiment, we still continue to search the skies with SETI for…

UCL Mitochondria project wins 2011 SET for Britain Award

Warmest congratulations to Miss Talia Atkin of the UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (NPP), who struck Gold, and a prize of £3,000,  at a competition in the House of Commons for the excellence of her scientific research. Talia presented her biological research to more than one hundred politicians and a panel of…

Parkinson’s disease research funding awarded

Prof Michael Duchen has been awarded a project grant from the Parkinson’s Disease Society to study ‘interactions between mitochondrial biogenesis and complex I inhibition in the pathogenesis of Parkinsons’ Disease’ This will provide funding for Dr Juan Carlos Corona to work with Prof Duchen for two years. Parkinson’s UK website

Michelangelo Campanella wins BBSRC New Investigator funding

Michelangelo Campanella, Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College and member of CfMR, wins funding through BBSRC New Investigator award. The award is entitled: “Role of the mitochondrial Translocator Protein (mTSPO) in cell homeostasis: a molecular pathway in signalling and self-conservation mechanisms”. Links: Dr Campanella