Mitochondria research

Video October 22, 2023
© MPI for Biological Intelligence / Magdalena Warner


Unlocking the secrets of the cellular powerhouse: PhD students Isabel & Tabitha study mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, in neurons. They investigate how healthy mitochondrial networks are sustained and what happens when they get disrupted. This can favor the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Looking at mitochondrial dynamics, mRNA transport and protein synthesis, the two researchers use an array of different methods, such as western blots and fluorescent live cell microscopy, both of which you can see in this video. 

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