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Welcome to Mitochondria Research School

Welcome to the website of Mitochondria Research School. Here you will find information and resources relating to the School.

The Mitochondria Research School is a Research education program with the purpose of improving the education of ph.d.-students working with mitochondria in a framework within natural and health science. The Mitochondria Research School Basic is composed of basic research scientists as well as physicians. The school bridges basic and clinical science in mitochondrial research.



Mitochondrial function and disease

The mitochondria is the energy central of the cell and is important for the correct function of the cell and for the body as a whole. Mitochondrial function include ATP production by oxidative phosphorylation, β-oxidation of fatty acids metabolism of amino acids and of lipids and have a prominent role in apoptosis. Mitochondrial dysfunction is found in diseases as diverse as cancer, infertility, diabetes, heart diseases, blindness deafness, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke, migraine, and the toxicity of HIV and other drugs. Mitochondrial dysfunction is also involved in aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer dementia. ]

[size=medium][font=Verdana]Activities of Mitochondria Research School

The Research education program [font=Verdana] offers several activities for its students. These include courses on subjects as: General mitochondrial biology, The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in human disease as well as laboratory courses on mitochondrial biology. The students will be introduced to an international network based on common mitochondrial interests. This homepage contains information regarding available courses, upcoming events and contact information. Furthermore, the homepage include a forum with access for all interested in mitochondria, mitochondrial function and mitochondrial disease



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