HELSI Bites: Boosting mitochondrial health in age related disease

Mitochondria - microbiology 3d illustration

Event details

Wednesday 9 March 2022
12:00pm
Online Event
This event is for TUOS staff only. The events are free and are accessible via Google Meet. HELSI Bites are 30 minute lunchtime talks (15-18 minute talk & 10 minutes for Q&A), prepared in an engaging & accessible "TED talk" style, suitable for our diverse, cross disciplinary academic audience. They highlight the wealth of expertise amongst our members, and showcase our holistic approach to tackling ageing and extending healthy lifespans.
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Description

Boosting mitochondrial health in age related disease: how we’re using small molecules to slow down degenerative diseases of ageing.

Prof. Heather Mortiboys

Neuroscience

Mitochondria are the powerhouses that provide our cells with energy and are absolutely central to cell health. Disrupted mitochondrial function can lead to cell death and eventually to the development of progressive and often devastating neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Motor Neuron Disease. Join me to find out how we are working to develop small molecules to rescue mitochondrial function and stop these diseases in their tracks.

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