The scientific committee invited Dr. Hans Zischka to present his excellent work.
Mitochondrial research indispensably relies on investigations of isolated biochemically intact organelles. However, standard methods lack precisely adjustable and reproducible settings for cell disruption, the initial and most important step in the isolation procedure of mitochondria. To overcome this obstacle, we recently developed a new semi-automated method for isolating functionally intact mitochondria from cultured cells and tissue biopsies. This approach led to new insights into mitochondrial diversity, and also offers new routes for mitochondrial research with a clinical perspective.
Dr. Hans Zischka will present his strategic studies during targeting Mitochondria 2014