• is an international support network for mitochondrial scientists
  • offers interaction and collaboration opportunities for starting investigators
  • aims at promoting      
    - awareness of mitochondrial research by public lectures
    - the success of its member groups by joint research projects, publications and funding, and by technical and scientific support.

biannual meetings at participating universities combined with public mini-symposia

FINLAND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Henna Tyynismaa, University of Helsinki
Eric Dufour, University of Tampere
Jaakko Pohjoismäki, University of Eastern Finland
Steffi Goffart, University of Eastern Finland
Jukka Kallijärvi, Folkhälsan Research Center
Alexander Kastaniotis, University of Oulu
Reetta Hinttala, University of Oulu
Riikka Martikainen, University of Eastern Finland
Eija Pirinen, University of Helsinki

UNITED KINGDOM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Alberto Sanz, Newcastle University
Christopher Carroll, St. George's, University of London

ESTONIA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joachim Gerhold, University of Tartu

SWEDEN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sjoerd Wanrooij, Umea University


Former members
Helen Cooper, Åbo Akademi University

Tampere, Nov 12-13, 2012
Joensuu, May 30-31, 2013
Turku, December 11-12, 2013
Helsinki, April 14-15, 2014
Oulu, November 18-19, 2014
Tartu, April 20-21, 2015
Helsinki, October 5-8, 2015 (together with Japanese network)
Stockholm, May 26-27, 2016
Kuopio, November 14-15, 2016
Tampere, April 2-3, 2017
Joensuu, November 6-7, 2017
Stockholm, May 24-25, 2018

  • UMDF grant 2013 to Alberto Sanz “A Genome-wide RNAi Screening to Identify New Genes Involved in Mitochondrial Diseases.” (Co-PIs: Eric Dufour, Henna Tyynismaa)
  • Academy of Finland grant 2015 to organize a symposium with Japanese mitoscientists, co-funded by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Gerhold JM, Cansiz-Arda S, Lohmus M, Engberg O, Reyes A, van Rennes H, Sanz A, Holt IJ, Cooper HM, Spelbrink JN: Human Mitochondrial DNA-Protein Complexes Attach to a Cholesterol-Rich Membrane Structure. Sci Rep 5:15292, 2015.
  • Scialò F, Sriram A, Fernández-Ayala D, Gubina N, Lõhmus M, Nelson G, Logan A, Cooper HM, Navas P, Enríquez JA, Murphy MP, Sanz A: Mitochondrial ROS Produced via Reverse Electron Transport Extend Animal Lifespan. Cell Metab 23:725-734, 2016.
  • Cooper HM, Yang Y, Ylikallio E, Khairullin R, Woldegebriel R, Lin K-L, Euro L, Palin E, Wolf A, Trokovic R, Isohanni P, Kaakkola S, Auranen M, Lönnqvist T, Wanrooij S, Tyynismaa H: ATPase-deficient mitochondrial inner membrane protein ATAD3A disturbs mitochondrial dynamics in dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia. Hum Mol Genet 26:1432-1443, 2017.
  • Torregrosa-Muñumer R, Forslund JME, Goffart S, Pfeiffer S, Stojkovič G, Carvalho G, Al-Furoukh N,  Blanco L, Wanrooij S, Pohjoismäki JLO: PrimPol is required for replication reinitiation after mtDNA damage. PNAS, in press.