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Discovering the mechanism of energy production in mitochondria

Sunday 24 March: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way (Close to the Junction of Robinson Way and Long Road), CB2 0SZ

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells because their main function is metabolic energy conversion using the enzymes in the electron transport chain and the ATP synthase. Dysfunction in this system is the cause of the most frequent inborn errors of metabolism. Using hands-on models, members of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit demonstrate the physical-chemical properties of the mitochondrial electron chain in healthy and disease conditions. In this way, they will showcase the basis of their research towards discovering the causes of mitochondrial disease in the quest for therapies in the future.

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Age: All ages, Hands-on, Drop in, Free