Professor Sir Doug Turnbull
Newcastle University – 10 March 2020
Mitochondria are the powerhouses of human cells and essential to human life. In this lecture, Professor Sir Doug Turnbull will explain the importance of mitochondria for human health and how mitochondria go wrong in disease and ageing. He will also highlight the remarkable story of mitochondrial donation, a way of preventing the transmission of mitochondrial abnormalities from mother to child.
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull, a Newcastle University graduate, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle Medical School. His research and clinical work has focused on understanding and developing services for patients with mitochondrial disease.