As part of Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week 2020, this online webinar shared recent advances in mitochondria research from a mix of interdisciplinary perspectives, expertise, practice and personal experiences to explore the impact of mitochondria research and related disorders on society.
Part 1: The science – Debunking Mitochondria
00:00 | Professor Kostas Tokatlidis FRSE
07:13 | Professor Bob Lightowlers, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research
12:16 | Dr Gloria Brea Calvo, University Pablo Olavide
17:38 | Professor Richard Hartley FRSC FRSB, University of Glasgow
23:17 | Professor Stefan Jakobs, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
28:10 | Dr Hana Antonicka, McGill University
33:40 | Dr Bruno Chausse, University of Heidelberg
38:58 | Q&A
Part 2: The Impact on Society
55:34 | Professor Simon Woods, University of Newcastle
56:26 | Dr Lyndsey Butterworth, The Lilly Foundation
1:03:19 | Elja van der Veer, International Mito Patients
1:08:50 | Dr Gloria Brea Calvo, MitoWomen
1:13:42 | Dr Cathy Herbrand, De Montfort University
1:19:30 | Gemma Teal & Sneha Raman, Glasgow School of Art
1:23:51 | Q&A
Mitochondria dysfunction underpins several common human diseases like cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes and can even impact on viral infections like COVID-19. Mitochondria diseases are complex, incurable and often misdiagnosed. This event sheds lights on how mitochondria are made, how they sustain cell life under stress and how they can control cell death.
This is an RSE Regional Champions event, programmed in partnership with the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art and Lily Foundation.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland.
Established in 1783 and since then have drawn upon the considerable strengths and varied expertise of our Fellows, of which there are currently around 1600, who are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.